Did you the flu get you this winter? Starts as a sore throat for a couple of days. Then, just when you think you licked it, you lose your voice. Two or three weeks into all this, you start feeling better. Even with the flu shot. If you managed to get the flu this season…well, join the bunch.
How Flu Affects Sperm
Influenza, swine flu, sperm quality and infertility: A story
If you and your partner are struggling to conceive, investigating your fertility is often considered to be the woman's domain, when in fact in around 40 per cent of couples, fertility problems are related to the man. We look at the most common causes of infertility in men and how to increase your chances of conception:. Infertility can be defined as the failure to achieve pregnancy after regular unprotected sex without the use of any contraception for at least a year. Primary infertility is an extremely common problem, affecting more than one in seven 15 per cent couples attempting their first pregnancy.
Can A Cold Or The Flu Affect Your Fertility?
If your quest to get pregnant isn't going so well, don't automatically assume that you're the culprit. For men, many fertility troubles are due to problems with their sperm, and the 12 factors below may all negatively impact those swimmers. Curious about trying a detox but not into, you know, starving yourself? Add sperm to the list of things affected by the number on the scale.
Infection is accepted as a possible underlying cause of male infertility. Some infections are confirmed for the negative effect on sperm quality, for example, genital tract infection. Indeed, mumps result in orchitis. In this specific article, the author discusses the effect of influenza infection on sperm quality and further extrapolates the discussion on the present emerging swine flu.