Health

Old father gave birth to stunted children?


Many people believe that “old father and children pile up”, men get married and give birth late, the children are not born healthy, in fact age affects male physiology more than fetal health.

Dr. Le Duy Thao, Department of Andrology, Hong Ngoc General Hospital, explained that women only have a limited number of eggs, which cannot be increased; In males, sperm is produced continuously since birth. Men have the ability to produce sperm and maintain reproductive function for most of their life. However, as we age, testosterone levels decrease, libido decreases, and erectile dysfunction or ejaculation directly affects the quantity and quality of sperm, and the ability to fertilize is also reduced.

Age also puts men at risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular and other metabolic diseases, negatively affecting the reproductive system such as erectile dysfunction… When evaluating fertility, the doctor needs to evaluate the health of the couple. In women, age not only causes difficulty in conceiving, but also increases the risk of fetal abnormalities. Therefore, the optimal recommended reproductive age for women is under 35 years old, men under 40 years old.

The doctor led a study in Massachusetts in 2010, the average frequency of intercourse in men under the age of 40 was 6.5 times / month. This frequency decreases once to twice a month after age 50 and once to twice a month after age 60. Besides, between the ages of 40 and 70, the probability of severe erectile dysfunction triples and increases twice that of the younger group. The frequency of intercourse decreases with age in part due to decreased sexual function.

“Sexual dysfunction does not affect sperm cells and can be overcome with current assisted reproductive technologies,” said Dr.

Doctor Ta Viet Cuong, Hanoi Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, said that the notion that an old father gives birth to a “pile” child is not entirely correct, because if the sperm has a non-abnormal set of chromosomes, a man can still give birth. produce healthy children. In addition, when men ejaculate there are hundreds of millions of sperm, the body will choose the best ones. Weak, malformed sperm are very difficult to swim to meet the egg. “The case of stunted children is often related to care, nutrition … not necessarily due to sperm when conceiving,” the doctor said.

According to Dr. Thao, the impact of age on the body is difficult to avoid. Therefore, men need to have an active lifestyle such as changing a reasonable diet with lots of green vegetables, avoiding fast food, not smoking, alcohol, stimulants.

Exercise regularly, maintain a reasonable weight, minimize stress, stress… Limit alcohol, beer, and tobacco. Take care of the body’s hygiene carefully, avoid repeated infections, which can easily cause infertility due to vasectomy. Have faithful sex with your partner and see a gynecologist early when there is an abnormality.

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