Stress and Infertility
Then, there must be something more than just a clinical problem that’s causing the delay. And that something, medical experts say, is stress.
The constant grind to keep up with others in the fast paced world we live in tends to put undue pressure on individuals who undergo innumerable difficulties to succeed in life.
These include erratic work hours and round the clock professional and personal commitments which leave us with very little time to take care of ourselves let alone our spouses.
All these create a void wherein individuals feel too stressed out to perform in bed. Even if a couple is able to enjoy a healthy sex life, too much stress on the body and mind can cause issues with conception which in the long run can cause infertility. It is rightly said that in today’s stressed out world, sex is the new contraceptive.
Infertility among couples has been on the rise for the past two decades and has almost increased by 30% during this period. And doctors attribute this surge in the number of infertility cases to stress in urban relationships wherein individuals in a relationship are worried about settling down financially at a very young age itself.
In addition to this concern, too many personal and professional commitments like work, family, social networking, kids, parties, outings etc. leaves individuals very little time to enjoy sex like the way they used to before.
And this trend, medical experts say, is more prominent in individuals who have started seeing sex as nothing but another commitment rather than a loving, fun and enjoyable activity.
It has also been clinically proven that stress can directly or indirectly influence a person’s potency and performance levels. According to a recent research that was conducted on the same issue, stress directly leads to erectile dysfunction in men.
Accordingly, too much stress on the male body can cause a swift decrease in the production of nitric oxide (a muscle relaxant) in addition to causing the muscles, nerves and vessels in the male reproductive organ to constrict and reducing the blood flow (responsible for causing an erection) to the same.
With all these issues threatening to ruin their libido, individuals need to find out ways to get back their sex lives and this can be done by making a few necessary changes in their lifestyle including changes in diets, exercise routines, and habits.
Experts also advise indivduals to practise stress management techniques and enroll in classes to keep their stress levels at check. Stress management can be the key to unlocking a whole new you and less stress on your body and mind can make your perform better which in turn will increase your chances of conceiving.