Dr. Murray Weighs in on What Negatively Affects Sperm Count

Prevention.com enlisted physician expertise to determine 12 top factors
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In a newly published Prevention article, Advanced Reproductive Medicine physician Shona Murray commented on a number of factors that have a negative influence on sperm count in men. Low sperm count is a common cause of male-factor infertility, and the article highlights some lifestyle factors that may negatively affect a man’s sperm.

“I’ve seen people who have been training for marathons and ultra running races whose sperm counts really drop at the time they’re physically stressing their body to that extreme,” said Murray when asked about the effect of physical stress on sperm count. Dr. Murray also comments on the effects of temperature (affecting men who use a hot tub or sauna) and fever.

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