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In recent years, male infertility has become increasingly common. There can be several explanations for this in the man's environment and lifestyle - such as eating habits, sauna baths and radiation from technical gadgets such as laptops, mobile phones and microwave ovens. Here are tips on how to protect your sperm from radiation and increase fertility.
There are several reasons why men and women today have more difficulty having children, some even talk about a fertility crisis because so many couples can not get pregnant when they decide to do so. It is just as common for the problem to lie with the man as with the woman and cause the difficulties.
First a little about sperm
There are many variables that must work for the man's sperm to be healthy and ready to fertilize the woman's eggs.
Sperm mobility, can they swim efficiently? Otherwise they do not manage to reach the leg.
Vitality of sperm, how many are the healthy sperm? A certain number of sperm is required for the man to be fertile.
Sperm concentration, number of sperm per milliliter of semen.
All these factors can be examined with a sperm analysis done when the man leaves a sperm sample.
Radiation from technical gadgets
Some things that affect our fertility we do not control directly over ourselves, such as environmental toxins or background radiation from mobile networks (although it is always important to be an active consumer). An important source of influence on sperm can be controlled by the man himself - the one that comes from technology we all use daily:
- Mobile phones
- Microwave ovens
From all of these comes a so-called non-ionized radiation, or microwaves, which can lead to male infertility by reducing the number of sperms, they change appearance or can not move as healthy sperms do.
Radiation causes oxidative stress
Above all, the radiation increases the oxidative stress in the sperm cell, which prevents it from developing normally. Uncontrolled oxidative stress leads to free radicals that are highly reactive being allowed to roam freely inside the cell. These can then damage DNA, proteins and other sperm needed to be healthy. Oxidative stress is usually something the body is able to take care of, with the help of antioxidants. Problems only arise when the free radicals become too numerous and the antioxidant defenses in the sperm cells do not have time. The result can then be difficult to have children.
Protect sperm from radiation
- The right nutrients can increase sperm quality - zinc, l-arginine and vitamin B12 have been shown to increase sperm count and motility.
- Antioxidants such as vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, vitamin E and glutathione can protect against radiation.
- Fabric with built-in radiation protection in the form of mobile phone bag and surf felt can protect sperm from being exposed to radiation when handling technical gadgets.
- Reduce unnecessary use of technical gadgets such as beams. Turn off Wi-Fi when you do not need it.
By Katarina Fornander