EXERCISE, DIET & WELLNESS
Obesity, resulting from metabolic syndrome, will affect the human body’s hormonal imbalanceand cause
a drop in libido and subsequently lower sperm production. Fat tissues produce estrogen, excessive
levels of which is a contributing factor towards lowering sperm count.
A good balanced diet and regular exercise helps to develop healthy and active sperms. However
strenuous exercises over extended periods may cause lowering of testosterone levels, an important
factor attributed towards sperm fertility. Active or extreme sports may result in injuries to
the testes causing reduction in testicular tissue, or release of sperm antibodies.
Varicocele, a condition related to poor sperm quality, is where the veins in the scrotum are
distended. There is a microsurgical option to correct this condition but the patient should discuss
this in earnest with the urologist before embarking on such operations.
When fertility issues arise, consult a urologist specialising in male fertility as he will provide
proper guidance and possible solution to overcome this issue.