National Men’s Health Week is celebrated across the USA from June 14th until 20th 2021. This is traditionally held in the week leading up to Father’s Day to encourage men to focus on their health.
The team at Panama Fertility know that male factor infertility accounts for 50% of infertility problems, so we want to use this week to highlight some of the issues that men face on their fertility journey.
The week is all about healthy bodies, healthy minds, exercise, good diet and regular visits to the doctor. All of these lifestyle elements contribute to healthy sperm production in order to conceive.
Here to support you
Men are reluctant to discuss fertility problems with their friends and family. Infertility is an emotional problem as well as a physical one, so we want you to know that our dedicated medical team are here to support both male and female patients.
The first step is to reach out to us so that we can take a full medical history for both partners. The male partner will provide a semen sample for analysis. This helps us determine the right treatment plan for you to become parents.
National Men’s Health Week is the perfect excuse to and schedule your free telephone consultation with our expert team!
Improve sperm quality
You can also use this week to make some healthy lifestyle changes. If you have a low sperm count there are ways to improve it.
Improve your diet - eating nuts and fish have been shown to improve sperm quality.
Take regular exercise – moving more will help you to lose weight and keep in shape. However excessive exercise and particularly cycling can damage sperm.
Being overweight is also linked to poor quality sperm. Try to follow a Mediterranean diet to improve the quality.
If you are a smoker, try to give up. Toxins in the body cause sperm DNA damage.
Watch your alcohol intake as excessive alcohol intake is also bad for sperm production.
To understand more about male factor infertility, please read about all the conditions that can affect your ability to conceive and how with the latest technology we can treat you successfully here.