Male Infertility

Male Infertility and Laptops

It’s not only Big Pharma making billions off of the sometimes too-gullible American public. The infertility industry is raking in about two billion dollars a year — even though many of the costly treatments have dismal success rates . Instead of trying to find high tech ways to overcome the inability to reproduce, it is clearly smarter, cheaper, and safer to use healthy lifestyle choices to help avoid infertility problems in the first place.

For example, while fatherhood might be far from the minds of most young men, behavior patterns they establish early on may impact their ability to become a dad later in life. A case in point: a reproductive specialist at Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is sounding the alarm that excessive laptop computer threatens sperm production.

About 40 percent of infertility problems are due to problems with the male reproductive system, according to Suzanne Kavic, MD, director of the division of reproductive endocrinology at LUHS and associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and department of medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. And while spending too much time too close to a laptop may seem an unlikely cause of male fertility, Dr. Kavic says it does happen.

The heat generated from laptops can impact sperm production and development making it difficult to conceive down the road,” she explained in a statement for the media.

This doesn’t mean guys have to give up their laptops to protect their future as potential fathers, they just have to apply some common sense. Dr. Kavic advises simply placing laptops on desktops to keep the computer’s heat from damaging sperm and decreasing sperm counts and motility.

While keeping a safe distance from heat-generating laptops, it is also a good idea to keep cell phones away from reproductive organs. According to a study published last fall in the journalFertility and Sterility, men who park their cell phones in their pockets or clip them to their belts while using an earpiece to talk risk damaging their sperm. The reason? Cell phones emit radiofrequency electromagnetic waves when in talk mode. That causes higher levels of free radicals in sperm and a reduction in sperm health.

Full article here : http://www.naturalnews.com/026509_fertility_health_sperm.html

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