Urology specialist Prof. Dr. Adnan Güçlük pointed out that being a father comes with great responsibility, as well as the happiness it brings: “A healthy lifestyle is important not only for you, but also for your family and loved ones. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to what is necessary to protect men’s health and get off to a good start as fathers-to-be.
Prof. Dr. Emphasizing that fathers and fathers-to-be should protect their urological health along with their general health, Güçlük listed the following recommendations:
Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Regular exercise, healthy eating and limiting smoking and alcohol consumption can have positive effects on sperm quality. Consuming foods rich in antioxidants can support sperm health. It is also important to avoid obesity.
A healthy and balanced diet is important for sperm quality. It may be helpful to follow an eating plan that contains adequate amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Folic acid, zinc, selenium, vitamin C and vitamin E are especially important nutrients for sperm health.
High levels of stress can negatively affect sperm quality. Exercise, practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or pursuing hobbies can be helpful in managing stress.
Organize your sex life
Having regular sexual intercourse can have positive effects on sperm quality and motility. However, excessive sexual activity can also affect sperm quality, so it is important to have a balanced intercourse.
Get support for erectile dysfunction (impotence)
Erectile dysfunction is one of the most common sexual health problems. This can prevent you not only from being a father but also from living a healthy and happy life. If you have problems with this, it is important to get support from a urologist. You can support your sexual health with appropriate treatment options and recommendations.
Avoid sexual infections
Sexually transmitted diseases can affect sperm quality. To maintain a healthy sexual life, it is important to use contraceptive methods and go to sexual health checkups regularly.
Consult a urologist for reproductive health
Married couples who want children should see a doctor if they are unable to conceive for a year despite having regular unprotected sex. This may indicate that the couple has fertility issues and it is important to see a doctor for a reproductive health evaluation. As a first step, it is important to assess the reproductive health of the couples. This means meeting with a urologist and gynecologist, conducting the necessary examinations and identifying fertility problems. This way the right treatment plan can be made.