How is Men’s Health connected to your fertility ?
How is the health of the man in your life affecting your fertility? What if his health and sperm count were just as important to focus on when trying to get pregnant? In this below article, I collaborate with the team over at Trak Fertility who helps to share the connection of men’s health and fertility.
When discussing fertility, our main focus tends to be women. June is the official Men’s Health Month and to honor those men in our lives and on our fertility journey with us, let’s focus on the men and how their health plays a role in fertility.
Do you know your sperm count?
It’s important for me as a Fertility Expert to include all the variables when understanding each individual and couple’s fertility journey. Trak Fertility focuses on improving a man’s health and how it can lead to better fertility outcomes for couples.
Just as you would take your car in for a tune-up, it’s a great idea to check your sperm count regularly, especially when trying to conceive.
Trak Fertility sees fertility as a unique opportunity to talk to young men and motivate them toward healthier living at this important time in their life as they try to become a father.
How is a man’s health connected to his sperm count?
A man’s reproductive system is central to a his overall health and well-being. The average man produces 1,500 sperm PER SECOND, when things are working correctly that’s billions and trillions of sperm cells over one’s lifetime.
Back to the car analogy, your internal biology is kind of like a car, in that everything needed to properly operate is interconnected. If something fails in one part of the system it can impact the rest. Your wheels won’t turn if the engine’s not running, the engine won’t run if you don’t have gas, etc. If you’re not properly producing sperm often times the issue stems from something else happening in your body.
Not sure if you are producing healthy sperm? Check out our Trak Fertility and my previous discussion “How to know if your sperm is good”
What is your low sperm count saying about your health?
Research continues to show that men who face infertility or have low sperm counts are at significantly higher risk of other health conditions.
- Obese men are 20X more likely to have a low sperm count (obesity is bad for you)
- Men with low sperm count have a higher risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and metabolic syndrome giving them an increased chance of developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke (all of which is bad for your health).
- That same study showed that men with low sperm count were 12X more likely to have hypogonadism (low Testosterone) and osteoporosis (low bone mass… not great).
- Infertile men are TWICE as likely to develop testicular cancer and 6X more likely to develop high-grade prostate cancer in their life (all bad).
Men with abnormal semen parameters have a 6X greater risk of DEATH than other men. Your sperm are little indicators for how the rest of your body is functioning. Think of them as the “Check Engine” light for your health.
Six ways men can strengthen your health, sperm, and fertility!
Want to find out for yourself what’s not letting you get pregnant and what to do about it? Then take these tests! These female hormone tests, ovarian reserve tests and other tests are the first start. They will be able to shed some light on what is going on with your reproductive and hormonal health, and fertility.
You order them online and take them from home – and receive the results 5 days later. If you’d like help understanding your results and finding out what they mean and what you should do, you should book a consultation with myself or one of my incredible Fertility Experts to have them reviewed and a fertility plan created for you.
Looking for more information and guidance on how men’s health plays a role in fertility?
Talk with The Fertility Expert’s Team
Our mission is to help you address the root cause of your fertility problems, empower your body to its maximum health so you can get pregnant naturally. If you’ve been trying with no success and want fertility help and answers on how to get pregnant, the Hope Coaching is the next step.
During this 1-hour online fertility consultation, you’ll get all the fertility support you need, we’ll review your case, give you recommendations and create a next steps for a personalized plan to help you get pregnant The H.O.P.ECoaching is the next step to make sure your fertility journey is going towards a healthy pregnancy. 60 minutes can mean the difference on how long it takes for you to hold your dreamed baby. No matter where you live (our programs are virtual), how long you’ve been trying or your fertility condition, we’re here for you.
If you’ve been trying for quite some time with no results, are tired of seeing doctors with no answers, but are not ready to quit on your body and your fertility, we’ll be your “fertility detectives”. During the HOPE Coaching call we’ll find answers to your fertility problems and study the next steps in your fertility journey.
If you started trying some months ago, but need guidance, want a holistic approach to fertility and are ready to empower your fertility in a natural way, the HOPE coaching call will give you the help you need to eliminate any blockages so you can start seeing results and feel EMPOWER, fertile and baby ready.
If you are thinking about getting pregnant and want to know how to get your body ready, empower your fertility in a natural way following our holistic fertility approach so you can get pregnant fast avoiding IVF.