- November 20, 2015
- Posted by: emobile
- Category: Trending Issues
A recent study by one of our experts has demonstrated an inverse but significant relationship between male obesity and semen parameters (sperm count and motility), serum testosterone and FSH amongst the study population. This suggests that male obesity has an adverse effect on the quality of semen amongst male partners of infertile couples.
Obesity is gradually becoming an epidemic disease that is rapidly spreading among Africans. Male obesity has been associated with increased incidence of low sperm concentration and progressively low motile sperm count. Other risks associated with obesity according to W.H.O are ‘cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), which were the leading cause of death in 2012; diabetes; musculoskeletal disorders (especially osteoarthritis – a highly disabling degenerative disease of the joints); some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)’ Others include, high blood pressure, problem with breath, problem with sleep,
Overweight and obesity are often used interchangeably but they differ. The two are both abnormal situations where fat accumulates in the body without being used is very dangerous to the state of wellbeing. In order to differentiate the two; body mass index (BMI) is needed .A person is said to be overweight when the BMI is greater or equal to 25 and obese when the BMI is greater or equal to 30. Weight and Height are used to determine a BMI. (Visit www.emobileclinic.com to use the BMI calculator)