Laptops and cellphones blamed for male infertility

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  1. rajneesh madhok

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    Experts say that function of the scrotum is to always keep the temperature of the testes slightly lesser than the overall body temperature, which ensures the quality and quantity of sperms. If the temperature becomes high the sperm count is affected.

    A RESEARCH conducted by experts on male infertility has showed some alarming results, when it was found that technology in the from of laptops and cell phones were the root cause behind couples who found it difficult to bear a child.


    One may blame it on the fast paced corporate life where the man is dressed in denims, sipping coffee with a laptop on his lap which surprisingly affects the sperm count. Research showed that nearly one in every five men aged between 18 and 25 have an abnormally low sperm count.

    According to Dr Kamini Rao, Infertility Specialist and Director of Bangalore Assisted Conception Centre, who has been dealing with such cases remarks that a semen analysis showed that his sperm count was six to seven million per millimetre while a normal sperm count would be upwards of 20-30 million. We found that the patient was spending long hours with his laptop on his thigh very close to the scrotum (the external sac that encloses the testes) and the heat generated from the device was adversely affecting the organ.

    Dr Rao further states that the function of the scrotum is to always keep the temperature of the testes slightly lesser than the overall body temperature, which ensures the quality and quantity of sperms. If the temperature becomes high the sperm count is adversely affected.

    Coffee enthusiasts have to watch out their consumption as the caffeine in the drink is harmful for the sperm which eventually reduces the sperm count. Sperm breaks occur due to high dose of caffeine.
    http://www.merinews.com/article/laptops-and-cellphones-blamed-for-male-infertility/15834386.shtml
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    Studies like this always have many confounding factors and its often difficult to know what the real effect of each. The factors often interact changing the risk from them individually too.

    Ih the original story for example, high laptop and mobile use is in the corporate lifestyle. There are mnay other parts of this lifestyle which will also have a detrimental effect eg lots of coffee, type of clothing used, unhealthy diet, irregular meals, high alcohol consumption, poor sleep patterns, lots of air travel. I am sure there are many more. Have the researchers accounted for these variables? If not the study becomes invalid. If so, then how have they done this? Knowing this is important to assess how reliable the results are.
     
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