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How can a man boost his fertility naturally?

Some of the factors that may impact male fertility include: age, general medical conditions, medications or supplements, and environmental exposures. There is a lot of conflicting data regarding many of these factors.

For optimal health and fertility, one should avoid obesity, stress and performance-enhancing steroids. Age is not something one can change, though it should be considered when planning for pregnancy. Sperm motility decreases 0.7% every year after a man turns 30, which could have an effect on getting pregnant. Exposure to heat (such as prolonged time in hot-tubs) is an environmental factor that has been shown to lower sperm maturation in the testicles, though it is less clear if this decreases overall rates of fertility.

Additionally, there are many late-night infomercial programs aimed at “boosting male enhancement.” There is not enough data available to form a consensus on whether these “natural” supplements have any longstanding effect on sperm production or infertility. It is always best to consult your doctor before trying a new supplement to discuss side effects, interactions and whether it may be right for you.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.