Poor Semen Quality May Signal Other Health Issues In Men
Infertility may be a health marker for other illnesses in men. In a study done on over 9000 men, and conducted by Dr. Michael Eisenberg and colleagues at Stanford University, defects seen in sperm were linked to a variety of other health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and skin disorders. So, a sperm count may be a barometer to the general health of a man. Of course, the it may also suggest that when men are treated for some of these other conditions, the treatment and/or medications may lead to poorer quality semen, also.
We have known for a long time that obesity and substance use can affect semen quality, but now this study suggests that poor sperm quality, and infertility, may be a harbinger of other health problems. It may be that infertility is a marker for sickness overall.
So the hypothesis remains that fertility, sperm quality, and overall health can be improved by lifestyle modification, including regular exercise, avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and other substances in excess.
Who knows? The men’s health exam of the future may include routine semen analysis to gauge the general health of the patient.
Abstract Located: HERE