5 professions that have high risk of male infertility


It is known that taking sauna baths and wearing tight underwear are one of the common risk factors that lead to low sperm count and infertility. However, what many people do not know is that even your profession might land you in trouble and make you infertile! Click on the next slide to know more about it!

Taxi/truck drivers: According to a 1996 study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, taxi drivers showed a significantly lower prevalence of normal sperm forms and the severity increased if a person spends longer time on this job.

Submariners: A 2004 study in Human Reproduction revealed that military personnel, having worked as a submariner in a nuclear-powered submarine, and having worked in very hot conditions, are at high risk of suffering from infertility.

Welders: Are you a welder? If yes, then be careful about your profession as a study has suggested that exposure to radiant heat in welders has an impact on semen quality and fertility, which is reversible. It is most likely caused by a moderate exposure to radiant heat (about five hours a day through several weeks).

Bikers: If you are a biker, then make sure you do not cycle more than five hours a week. Wondering why? Well, a 2011 study published in the Journal Fertility and Sterility revealed that bicycling ≥ 5 h/wk was associated with lower sperm concentration and total motile sperm.

Gym trainers and athletes: Athletes, mainly long distance runners have reduced testosterone levels, increased scrotal temperature, which adversely affected the production of sperms. And the same rule applies to gym trainers and those with long-term treadmill running.

Source: The Health Site