PRE-CONCEPTUAL CARE
FOR THE FATHER 

Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% of all infertility cases, and male infertility alone accounts for approximately one-fifth of all infertility cases.

 

The main reasons affecting male fertility are:

- low sperm count

- poor sperm mobility

- no sperm production

- abormalities in the sperm

- obstruction (due to infection, injury or STD)

- undescended testes

- thyroid and diabetes

- prostate infection

- enlarged vein around the testes so that they overheat

 the testes and damage sperm production

Factors that may damage the sperm are:

  • infection or illness - appetite may drop and there may be a lack of essential vitamins and minerals

 

  • low level cholesterol as testosterone is made from good cholesterol (HDL). This may be avoided by supplementing your diet with Vitamin E (as highly antioxidant)

 

  • alcohol as it stops the body absorbing nutrients, mostly zinc

  • drugs

 

  • being overweight

 

  • caffeine  as it robs the body of minerals, even if a small expresso prior to intercourse may increase motility of the sperm

Try to avoid or limit:

  • Marjuana - it makes the sperm burnt out or hang around

  • Tobacco

  • Alchol

  • Antimalaria pills

  • Steroids

  • Ulcer medication

  • EMF (electro magnetic frequency)!!! EMF affect DNA/RNA and may turn cells into cancer cells. Research found that electromagnetic radiation from phones being kept in a man’s trouser pocket or on a belt as well as working with a laptop resting directly on their legs can lead to up to a 30% reduction in sperm being produced as well as causing many sperm to swim abnormally. 

  • HEAT - sauna, hot bath, oven, excess biking, tight underwear - Try to limit this as it may affect sperm count and viability

Best supplements to boost men’s fertility:

(these are only general guidelines; always remember that is best to consult a qualified nutritionist for a customised plan)

  • Semen contains high level of ZINC and men lose a lot of zinc with each ejaculation. Zinc is the most essential nutrients both for men and women to build healthy sperm and hormones. Only 1 out of 10 people receive the daily recommended zinc. 80% of the zinc is removed from wheat during the milling process. Besides strong teas interfere with the absorption of zinc and iron. 

 

How to boost zinc naturally:

  • shellfish (oyster, shrimps, haddock)

  • egg yolk, lamb (organic lean meat)

  • wholemeal and rye bread and oat

  • peas and beans

  • ginger

  • organic yoghurt and milk

  • hard cheese

  • Vitamin A may help to develop a normal shape sperm

  • Vitamin B12 increases sperm count

  • Magnesium and L-arginine  may help to increase sperm count and motility

  • Selenium: if too low it contributes to abnormal shape and low count; if too high it can be toxic

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