How does heat affect sperm production?

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How does heat affect sperm production?

On our daily schedule we humans are constantly exposed to various chemical and toxins which are present in environment which directly or indirectly has an affect on our health which also includes our reproductive health. Sperm production requires a precise environment and low body temperature,  if the sperms are exposed to elevated temperatures they may die.

This is being determined by semen analysis as reduced motility. If the heating process prolongs for longer duration it may affect sperm production process causing lowering the sperm production in body.

Most common sources of heat:

As it takes almost 70 to 80 days for a sperm to get mature, it can take up to 3 month to recover sperm counts. If you are experiencing exposure to heat it’s better to have a check up or consult healthcare provider as it may be one of the reason contributing towards male infertility. Sources of heat may be various it may be environmental as well as physiological. It may come from external sources like hootubs and laptops, or internal sources such as spiking a fever.

Below is the list of common sources of heat which affects the sperm quality or production.

Environmental sources of heat:

  • Cooking
  • Grilling
  • Riding bikes
  • Laptops
  • Mobile phones
  • Tight fitting clothing

Physiological sources of heat:

  • Fever
  • Extra fat in body
  • Varicocele
  • Undescended/ late desendded testicle

Ways by which you can reduce this issues:

  • Take breaks from your hectic work schedule and avoid stress
  • Be careful while wearing clothes: avoid tight fitted clothes
  • Stay cool and calm

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