Male infertility refers to the inability to impregnate a woman and it’s a very serious issue that needs to be tackled. Here are the likely reasons behind why men can be infertile.


Excessive Drinking And Smoking

Excessive alcohol affects the body’s ability to absorb zinc which is a nutrient vital for healthy sperm. Stay away from excessive drinking of alcohol and quit smoking. Smoking damages sperm, making them less likely to fertilize eggs and making the embryos less likely to survive. It increases the concentration of free radicals in the seminal fluid so if you are seeking fertility, try to stop smoking or suspend it for three months because the sperm needs at least much time to be produced from germ cell to full sperm.

Stress Unattended To

Being stressed maybe due to overworking and not having enough time to rest and taking medications are inadvertently killing your manhood. Researchers found out that men with anxiety issues tend to have abnormally shaped sperm and sperm with mobility issues. An immobile sperm is useless because they have to swim far to marry an egg for conception. Treat any kind of sickness with urgency and prescribed drugs.


Obese and over-weight men are likely to experience infertility. The heavier a man is, the higher the chances of low sperm count. In fact the central cause of infertility is over-weight. Try to maintain good overall height in order to reduce the risk of infertility. Obesity can affect male fertility directly and indirectly. Men who are significantly overweight can suffer alterations in sleep behaviors, sexual behaviors, hormonal profiles, scrotal temperatures and the quality of semen. Scientists believe that in morbidly obese men, gastric bypass surgery and the successful management of hormones can be a helpful intervention in reversing infertility which is directly caused by obesity. Obese males may also suffer from higher than normal levels of estrogen which can change the makeup of the sperm and lead to low testosterone levels.


Not eating nutritious food can cause infertility. Malnutrition  lead to deficiencies in certain vitamins, such as vitamin C, folic acid, selenium, and zinc can contribute to male infertility. In addition, when malnutrition leads to being severely underweight. Men may have issues with low sperm counts or diminished sperm quality and motility (the ability to effectively move through the women’s reproductive system and implant into an egg.) Excessive exercise in men, leading to being underweight, may also increase the temperature of a man’s testicles and damage sperm.

Keeping Phones In Front Pocket

Keeping mobile phones in the pocket could affect sperm quality. Exposure to cell phone radiation lowers sperm motility by 8% and viability by 9%. This finding is still a controversial one but it would be safer to keep away mobile phones from the pocket as much as possible. Keep your phone out of your trouser pocket, do not text holding your phone at your waist level and never put it close to your penis while sleeping.


Most Infections in the male reproductive organs are caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as staphylococcus and gonorrhea. Men may have infections of the reproductive tract, these may include infections of the prostate (prostatitis), of the epididymis (epididymitis), or of the testis (orchitis). Unless noticeable symptoms occur, these infections can go untreated. Severe infections can cause scarring, blockages  or other damage to the male reproductive organs. Medications  such as antibiotics can be effective in treating infections of the male reproductive disorders. However, it is important to treat them early to avoid permanent damage. Surgery may be required in cases where infection has resulted in scarring or blockages that affect sperm production and ejaculation.

Male infertility can also occur when there are problems with ejaculation such as retrograde ejaculation which occurs when the semen is forced back into the bladder, premature ejaculation and erection dysfunction complication from radiation therapy or surgery.

Source: 360 Nobs