Poor diet and lifestyle are considered to be the main causes of infertility. Along with this, autoimmune disorders like type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid can also affect the fertility of men. At the same time, psoriasis is also an autoimmune disorder, so can psoriasis also affect male fertility? The answer is yes. Psoriasis can have a bad effect on the fertility of men. In this situation, it is necessary to get psoriasis treatment, otherwise, infertility may have to be faced.

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Today in this article you will learn about the relationship between psoriasis and male fertility -

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  1. What is Psoriasis?
  2. Does Psoriasis Affect Male Fertility?
  3. The link between Psoriasis and Male Infertility
  4. Does Psoriasis Medication Affect Fertility?
  5. Psoriasis Treatment to Maintain Fertility
  6. Takeaway
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Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, due to which crores of people are affected nowadays. This problem occurs due to an overactive immune system. In this, swelling starts in the body. The inflammation caused by psoriasis can harm male fertility. It can also cause male infertility. Along with this, psoriasis can also develop itchy and scaly patches on the skin. Let us tell you that along with the skin, psoriasis can also affect other organs and tissues of the body. In such a situation, it is necessary to get the treatment done on time.

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Yes, psoriasis can cause inflammation in the body. In addition, psoriasis can affect the reproductive hormones and glands, thereby reducing male fertility. According to a 2017 study, inflammation in the body harms male fertility. Know, how psoriasis affects male reproduction -

  • Lowering testosterone levels
  • By reducing the level of the luteinizing hormone
  • Reducing sperm count
  • By reducing sperm motility
  • By reducing levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG)

Let us tell you that there is a decrease in both testosterone and SHBG in men suffering from psoriasis. When there is a deficiency in these, male reproduction can be affected to a great extent. SHBG is a protein, it controls the level of testosterone hormone used by the body.

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Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory condition. This means that psoriasis can cause inflammation throughout the body. It has been proved in many research that inflammation can reduce the quality of sperm. Not only this, but it can also cause infertility by affecting sperm count and motility.

Also, men with psoriasis tend to have higher levels of estradiol. It is a form of estrogen itself. When testosterone is low in men, but estrogen is high, then in this situation, the sex drive starts decreasing. In this sense, high levels of estradiol can harm the sexual function of men.

Let us tell you that swelling is normal in psoriasis. Due to inflammation, a person with psoriasis experiences oxidative stress. In such a situation, both inflammation and oxidative stress can affect the number and quality of sperm. In this situation, the fertility of men can be reduced.

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If psoriasis is treated on time or inflammation is reduced, then fertility can be prevented from being affected. At the same time, sometimes psoriasis medicines can also reduce male fertility. Immunosuppressant medicines, eg - sulfasalazine can cause a decrease in sperm quality. Therefore, do not consume this medicine at all without the advice of a doctor.

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Psoriasis can be treated with some medicines and lifestyle changes. Treating psoriasis may reduce inflammation, which may help improve fertility -

Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha

According to a 2017 study, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) blockers can help improve male fertility by treating psoriasis. In addition, fumaric acid esters may also increase sperm quality in men with psoriasis.

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Anti-TNF agent

Anti-TNF agents can also treat psoriasis. Anti-TNF medicines for the treatment of psoriasis include -

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Lifestyle Changes

To treat psoriasis, along with medicines, it is also necessary to adopt a better lifestyle. When medicines and a good lifestyle are followed together, it can give more benefits -

  • To reduce the symptoms of psoriasis and to increase fertility, it is necessary to exercise regularly. For this, 30 minutes of exercise must be done daily.
  • There is also a need to take adequate rest for psoriasis. For this, 7 to 8 hours of sleep must be taken daily.
  • It is also necessary to take a healthy diet in case of psoriasis. For this, include anti-inflammatory foods in your diet. Vegetablesfruitsnuts, and fish can be consumed.
  • Consumption of sugar, smokingalcohol, etc. should also be avoided in psoriasis.
  • Stress can also cause psoriasis and affect fertility. In such a situation, try your best to remain stress-free to reduce psoriasis. For this, you can do meditation.

These medications and a healthy lifestyle can have a positive effect on psoriasis, fertility, and overall health.

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If psoriasis is not treated in time, it can harm male fertility. Psoriasis causes inflammation, which can affect many organs of the body. Psoriasis especially has a bad effect on fertility. Psoriasis can impair hormone levels and sperm quality in men. In such a situation, it is necessary to treat psoriasis by making changes in medicines and lifestyle. Psoriasis treatment helps in reducing inflammation and also improves male fertility.

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