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For most people, protein shakes are a quick way to help ensure that your body is nourished and satisfied. People use them for many reasons — from building and maintaining muscle to bone strength to numerous body functions.

The Protein powder is often taken as a pre or post-workout. However, taking protein this way, especially for Men, can present many hidden health risks, says London-based Dr. Malini Uppal.

According to the doctor, some of these products include steroids which can change testosterone levels in the body.

This can have devastating effects on sperm making and libido, the specialist warned.

Compromising with sperm production is quite risky as it makes conceiving harder.

The Mayo Clinic says:

Too little sperm in an ejaculation might make it more difficult to get pregnant because there are fewer candidates available to fertilize the egg.

Apart to this, there are other gym-related factors that can affect fertility.

Regular lifting of heavyweights or excessive cycling can affect the total number of sperm, their quality, and their shape.

warned Dr. Uppal as cited by Express.

Men who are trying to conceive should consider either reducing the weight that they lift or the frequency in which they perform this exercise.

advised the expert.

The specialist furter added:

Stress releases the cortisol hormone in our body which affects both our physiology and psychology.

In reproductive science, cortisol can disrupt the normal hormonal pathways.

In women, detailed Dr. Uppal, this can cease or delay ovulation and/or menstruation.

So if you’re trying for a baby there may be no egg released for fertilization.

How you are gonna deal with stress can also have an indirect impact on fertility.

Dr. Uppal explained:

It isn’t uncommon for our emotional health to intertwine with our nutrition.

A poor diet, overeating or under-eating can always affect your menstrual cycle, cause anaemia, hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar – diabetes and heart disease precursor) and therefore affect fertility.

Often the emphasis is on being overweight, however excessive weight loss can also cause anovulatory cycles (no ovulation), he explained.

Weight gain or loss can also affect one’s self-confidence which can affect physical relationships and libido.

Fertility is not an exact science and there are many different factors that can affect the reproductive systems in men and women.

The above influences are not exhaustive and if you are struggling with conceiving or worried about your fertility you should speak to a fertility specialist for more advice

concluded Dr. Uppal.

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