Nutritionist, Paul Akapanga has sounded a warning about the potential consequences of a delay in the drop of testicles during adolescence, stating that it may lead to infertility issues later in life. Mr. Akapanga shared his insights during an interview with Gerard Asagi on A1 Radio’s Health and Lifestyle show.
According to Mr. Akapanga, the normal development of testicles typically occurs during puberty when they descend from the abdomen into the scrotum. However, he emphasised that in some cases, this process may be delayed or even fail to occur altogether, raising concerns about future fertility.
During the interview, Mr. Akapanga explained that the testicles’ proper positioning in the scrotum is crucial for maintaining an optimal temperature for sperm production. Failure to descend can lead to an elevated temperature, negatively affecting sperm production and viability. This, in turn, may significantly increase the risk of infertility issues in adult life.
“While not all cases of delayed testicle drop lead to infertility, it is essential for parents and adolescents to be aware of the potential risks and consult with healthcare professionals if they notice any irregularities,” Mr. Akapanga advised.
He further highlighted the importance of a balanced diet and adequate nutrition during adolescence to support overall reproductive health. “A healthy diet with essential vitamins and minerals plays a significant role in promoting proper development during puberty,” he said.
Mr. Akapanga urged parents and caregivers to seek medical advice if they observe any delays in the normal development of their adolescent boys. Early detection and intervention can mitigate potential fertility issues and lead to better long-term reproductive health outcomes.
Mr. Akapanga’s insights serve as a crucial reminder for adolescents and their families to be vigilant about their reproductive health. Addressing any issues related to testicular development promptly can play a pivotal role in safeguarding future fertility and overall well-being.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana