Air Pollution: Increasing Pollution, Infertility In Women, Decreasing Sperm Count In Men, Sale At Risk: Experts are concerned that the sperm count in men is continuously decreasing due to air pollution. Experts say that if precautions are not taken now, the situation will worsen in the future.
Air pollution is at a severe level in many parts of the country, including the national capital, Delhi. Due to this air pollution, people are facing many types of health problems. But did you know that this air pollution also affects fertility? Doctors say that the increasing air pollution is affecting the sexual interest and activities of people. According to experts, air pollution has a bad effect on men and women, it seems that it reduces the desire for sex by up to 30 percent. Experts are concerned that the sperm count in men is continuously decreasing due to air pollution. Experts say that if precautions are not taken now, the situation will worsen in the future. It is said to greatly increase the problem of infertility in men.
Founder of Test-Tube Baby (IVF) World Group, IVF expert Dr. Gunjan Gupta Govil said that there are many harmful elements in the air that directly affect the hormones in the body. It is claimed that 15 percent of men in India are infertile due to these harmful elements, a rate currently higher than that of women. Particulate matter 2.5 (pm2.5) in air pollution consists of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Moreover, it contains hazardous elements like mercury, cadmium, and lead. These affect the hormonal balance. Moreover, Gunjan stated that it is harmful to men’s sperm. In many cases, pollution lowers testosterone or estrogen levels. Moreover, it reduces interest in sex in men and women. It is said that sperm count decreases due to pollution.
Many chemicals are harmful to health
Dr. Gunjan explained that free radicals accumulate in the blood due to breathing polluted air. He expressed concern that this would reduce the quality of sperm even in healthy men. Chemicals like chlorine and DDT present in polluted air are damaging our health. These chemicals get into our bodies and get mixed with important hormones like estrogen and testosterone.
Estrogen is a very important hormone for women. It is produced in the ovaries. It then gets absorbed into the blood. Affects the reproductive organs of the body. It is very effective. If estrogen deficiency occurs.. many physical and mental changes occur in women. Estrogen deficiency can lead to decreased interest in physical contact. Similarly, the testosterone hormone is also affected.
Health Care Professionals:
Drink more water. Doing this helps to clear the dust in the respiratory tract.
If anyone has persistent headaches and difficulty breathing, consult a doctor immediately.
Wear a mask when going out
Avoid using lights and machines that produce ultraviolet rays.
Don’t keep plants indoors.. use air purifiers instead