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Skin-tight jeans, non-breathable undergarments could reduce fertility in men – Paul Akapanga 

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In a recent interview on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, nutritionist Paul Akapanga emphasised the importance of men avoiding extremely tight underwear or trousers for the sake of their reproductive health. Mr. Akapanga explained that the testicles, which are responsible for regulating temperature and sperm production, naturally hang outside the body to maintain a cooler environment.

Wearing excessively tight clothing can generate excess heat and friction around the testicles, hindering the production of healthy and fertile sperm. Mr. Akapanga cautioned that this can potentially lead to reduced fertility and other related health issues. As such, he advised men to opt for looser-fitting undergarments and clothing to ensure proper airflow and temperature regulation in the testicular area, thereby supporting optimal reproductive health.

By raising awareness about the potential risks of wearing tight underwears or trousers, Mr. Akapanga hopes to encourage men to make more informed choices about their clothing preferences to promote their overall health and well-being.

Mr. Akapanga’s comments were in connection to the celebration of the men’s health week ahead of Father’s Day. 

As Men’s Health Week kicks off, health organisations and communities worldwide are coming together to raise awareness about the unique health challenges faced by men and promote the importance of prioritising their well-being. This annual event, which takes place during the second week of June, aims to encourage men to take proactive steps towards improving their physical and mental health.

During Men’s Health Week, various initiatives and campaigns are organized to address key health issues affecting men, including heart disease, prostate cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. Health professionals and organisations emphasise the significance of early detection and regular check-ups to prevent and manage these conditions effectively. Moreover, the week serves as an opportunity to educate men on the importance of leading healthy lifestyles, including maintaining a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, managing stress levels, and seeking support when needed.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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