A Complete Guide to Lifestyle and Environmental Factors
du Plessis, Stefan S, Agarwal, Ashok, Sabanegh, Jr., Edmund S. (Eds.)
2014, XXI, 268 p. 26 illus., 23 illus. in color.
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Offers a comprehensive and concise approach to the understanding and prevention of male infertility due to lifestyle choices and environmental factors
Discusses topics such as smoking, drug use, obesity, exercise, sexually transmitted disease, radiation and psychological stress
Written and edited by internationally recognized scientists and clinicians in reproductive medicine and infertility
This unique text provides a comprehensive yet concise review of the various environmental factors and lifestyle choices which impact male fertility, with special emphasis on the mechanisms that contribute to decreased sperm production and impaired function. Internationally recognized scientists and clinicians, leaders in the field of male infertility, gather their insights and discuss how to prevent, address, and treat male infertility caused by factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, medication and drug use, obesity, dietary and exercise habits, sexually transmitted infections, psychological stress, and occupational exposure to chemicals and radiation. Written in an easy to follow, informal yet scientific style, Male Infertility: A Complete Guide to Lifestyle and Environmental Factors offers invaluable clinical guidelines for physicians and infertility experts as well as new data and research of great interest to basic scientists, andrologists, and embryologists.
Epidemiology and Evidence of Declining Male Fertility.- Part I: Lifestyle/Personal Factors.- The Effect of Smoking on Male Infertility.- BMI and Obesity.- The Impact of Physical Exercise on Male Fertility.- The Importance of Diet, Vitamins, Malnutrition, and Nutrient Deficiencies in Male Fertility.- The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Male Infertility.- Drugs: Recreational and Performance Enhancing Substance Abuse.- Testicular Heat Stress and Sperm Quality.- Sexual Issues: Role of Sexually Transmitted Infections on Male-Factor Fertility.- Psychological Stress and Male Infertility.- The Impact of Cell Phone, Laptop Computer and Microwave Oven Usage on Male Fertility.- Part II: Occupational Exposure.- Pesticides and Heavy Metal Toxicity.- Endocrine Disruptors and Male Infertility.- Ionizing Radiation.- Part III: Other Factors Affecting Male Fertility.- Risks from Medical and Therapeutic Treatments.- The Aging Male: Longevity and Subsequent Implications.