Those with low quality semen are more prone to have other well being issues. In other words bad sperm, bad health, a new study suggests.
Specialists at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California discovered that the general health of males may be established according to the qualities of their semen.
The study, available in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility, investigated the medical files of 9,000 men who were assessed for sterility at Stanford between 1994 and 2011. Specialists found that the men that had a good general psychical state of health had also less sperm abnormalities .
Dr. Michael Eisenberg, who headed the study said that, on the contrary, the less healthy the individuals were the lower was their semen quality. According to him, men that are not seeking to have children should see a poor quality of their sperm as a consequence of bad health. On the other hand those who do want to have kids and don’t mange should investigate their health further.
According to the study, sperm abnormalities were more frequently linked with urinary, hormone and skin problems as well as with circulatory diseases such as blood pressure or heart conditions. As the quantity of imperfections in the man’s semen grew so did the danger of getting a skin sickness or endocrine issue.
The same study uncovered some partial findings earlier this year, showing that men with a couple or more sperm abnormalities were over two times more prone to pass away in the fallowing eight years. Michael Eisenberg who is an assistant professor of urology and director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, examined the medical files of men mostly between 30 and 50 years old. The average age was 38.
These men regularly gave semen tests which were then assessed on the premise of a few components like volume, vitality and density of the sperms. In half of the male infertility cases the reason was strange semen. In the rest the deficiency was somewhere else.
Having this database, the analysts had the capacity to investigate and draw comparisons about the general well being status of men who experienced semen deformities with those men who had healthy sperm.
The results concluded that 44 % of all the men subject to the study experienced some other health issues along with the poor sperm quality .
Michael Eisenberg called attention to the fact that 15% of all genes comprised in the human genome are connected in some way with reproduction, and a hefty portion of these have also different roles in body system. The researcher is also investigating the likelihood that disease therapies and not the illness in itself might be behind reproductive problems.