Effect of smoking on male fertility

Effect of smoking on male fertility

Sperm problems are highly influenced by lifestyle, environmental, and psychological factors.

Smoking reduces sperm motility and sperm count; smoking also causes biochemical problems which prevent the sperm from binding to the egg; smoking may also cause DNA damage to the sperm, which is associated with male infertility.

Cigarette smoke is rich in cadmium, an element which causes DNA damage, and men who smoke have increased levels of DNA damage in their sperm. Indeed, males who stopped smoking, had a distinctive improvement in sperm characteristics after three months. 

 

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