Oxidative stress and male fertility
If you are reading this, chances are that you might have already done some research about male infertility and you might know that male infertility is the reason in around 30-35% of cases.
And if you don’t already know, be informed that Low sperm count and sperm motility are two of the most common and major factors that cause infertility in men.
If you are anywhere between 22-35 years of age, you might have experienced fatigue after a long day at work and that’s totally normal. Some good rest or some other form of relaxation must cover it up for you.
However, if this happens frequently, you might need to be worried just a little bit.
Some very common and noticeable signs like wrinkling, loose skin, fatigue, greying of hair, etc., are a telling sign that you might be a victim of oxidative stress.
What is oxidative stress?
So our body releases free radicals everyday, which are nothing but oxygen molecules with an unpaired electron. These are usually balanced by the antioxidants present in the body.
The biological inability of the body to neutralize these oxidants causes an imbalance which increases over time. This causes your cell membranes to age and destroy enzymes, in turning affect the DNA.
Oxidative stress leads to:
- Premature ageing
- Heart Diseases
How is it related to infertility?
Simple, the more you age, the lesser are your chances of being fertile. With age, sperm count and motility decrease and premature ageing has a huge impact on sperm count and motility.
So what can you do to avoid this?
- Include plenty of fruits and green vegetables in your diet. They have antioxidants which create a balance in the system thereby decreasing your chances of developing oxidative stress.
- Incorporate green tea and fermented foods in your daily diet.
- Try to keep your stress levels low by exercising, yoga and meditation. This will keep your active, young and healthy.
- Needless to say, consult your doctor to know more about what can be done to reduce oxidative stress.