Psychological stress and infertility in men: what to do?
Written by: Loris Vitry (holistic coach)
Validated by: Cathy Maillot (Osteopath)
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In today’s society, reproduction is an important point that reigns supreme.
Unfortunately, health concerns don’t always make things easier for men.
Thus, many men today experience problems related to fertility.
This difficulty in procreating is caused by several factors, including stress.
Although the relationship between stress and infertility is not obvious, know that a man’s psychological state plays an important role in his fertility.
You are a stressed man and you have problems with infertility.
So, in the rest of this article, discover effective solutions to fight against stress and to find a solution to your fertility problem.
Psychological stress: a cause of infertility in men
A man’s infertility has often been caused by the poor quality of the sperm.
And yet, there are many other reasons responsible for infertility in men.
In fact, apart from physiological abnormalities, the other factor that can induce infertility in men is stress.
What is the link between a man’s stress and his infertility?
Recent studies show that the link between stress and infertility in men is proven.
First, a cause-and-effect relationship has been established between anxiety and sperm quality.
Indeed in the world we live in, it is easy to sink into stress.
We are so overwhelmed by professional worries and to this can be added the problems of couples.
Over time, the pressure and respect for the female biological clock ends up creating a vicious cycle.
Unfortunately, the greater the pressure, the more infertile men increase.
Thus, we can remember that stress causes infertility in men.
However, when it comes to finding solutions to infertility, the majority of couples put aside the psychological problem of stress.
What to do when the cause of infertility is psychological stress?
The consequences of psychological infertility
Psychological infertility leads to an inability to conceive, and is followed by several other consequences.
These include, among other things, a drop in self-esteem.
This is because psychological infertility can make a person feel incapable, which causes sleep disturbances and at the same time increases stress levels.
It also causes a lack of appetite which can lead to poor nutrition and in the worst case anorexia.
There is also the decrease in libido.
In fact, stress causes a decrease in your libido or your sexual desire, which reduces your chances of conceiving.
What to do in case of infertility caused by psychological stress
You can be sure that the cause of your infertility is not the quality of your sperm, but your mental state.
Specifically to your stress.
To overcome your problem, it is important to fight against stress.
To successfully reduce your stress level, here are some effective tips.
Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Quality of life is of paramount importance to a couple’s ability to conceive.
Which is even more essential for the man who has stress problems.
So eat a healthy diet by consuming organic.
A healthy lifestyle presupposes that you should avoid the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Stay as far as possible from electromagnetic waves, heat and avoid taking psychotropic drugs.
Don’t focus on the problem
To fight stress, learn to let go.
Take a step back from your situation: in this case, it is infertility and stress.
Talking with your partner will help you release pressure and regain libido.
Relax and enjoy intimate moments with your partner without expecting anything in return.
Do not allow yourself to be manipulated by social pressure, but act according to your wishes and expectations.
You will see that everything will be easier.
To meditate, you have at your disposal several techniques.
Among the most effective methods is yoga.
The results of this meditation technique are no longer to be demonstrated today.
To be successful, you can either enroll in a specialty institution or download free videos online.
Aside from yoga, performing deep breathing exercises might also help.
You can for example try abdominal breathing, contraction and relaxation or conscious breathing.
Through meditation, you will generate positive thoughts and emotions necessary to face your difficulties.
Practice relaxation sessions to learn how to channel your emotions and put them to good use.
Communicate with others
Due to the evolution of the world, today the problems of infertility are no longer hidden.
But if you are having difficulty talking about it with those close to you, join sharing and support groups.
Their experience and the means they used to get by will edify you.
At the same time, you will be much more reassured to learn that you are not the only one going through this situation and that it is possible to get out of it.
So, don’t hesitate to join these support groups.
However, if after the first session you don’t feel like you belong, don’t force it.
Call a professional
You are already on the right track.
To optimize your chances of achieving your goal, you can call on a professional for appropriate support.
Psychological support will help you overcome stress and regain your ability to procreate.
Although male infertility is very closely related to stress, it has several other causes.
To do this, it is important to consult a doctor who specializes in problems related to sexuality and reproduction.
These two professionals will know how to tell you how to settle the situation your relationship is going through.
Infertility and psychological stress are situations that prevent a man from being happy in his personal and professional life.
The above solutions will allow you to keep your stress free and get your head out of the water.
Have you ever tried any of these solutions?
If so, what do you think?