Tips on Improving Sperm Count and His Fertility

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While many doctors and couples are focused on the woman when it comes to fertility issues, men are also responsible for issues as well. When you are struggling to have a baby, it is a good idea to take a look at your partner and try to improve the quality and quantity of his sperm. You never know if this could be the answer that you are looking for.

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It is estimated that 40% of couples who are struggling to have children are having issues due to the man’s sperm. When you are looking at your fertility issues, the first test that you should take is the sperm count test which is completed through a sperm analysis test.

1. What causes low sperm counts?

There are a number of causes for low sperm count, including extreme heat, tight clothing, stress, poor diet and weight problems among many others. Eliminating these problems is important when you are looking to improve the quality of your sperm. Below are some ways that you can eliminate the problems that are often associated with low sperm count.

Take vitamins

One of the most important things to do is to take a multi-vitamin that includes folic acid. There are also a number of other natural herbs that can help with your sperm count and can improve the overall quality of your sperm.

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Stop Smoking

Smoking has been shown to decrease the number of sperm that you have as well as the motility of your sperm. It is best to stop smoking now, both for your health and for the sake of fertility as well.

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Stay Cool

Try to avoid overheating your scrotum. This could mean anything from wearing loose fit clothing and underwear to staying away from Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Each of these items has been known to hinder the health of sperm.

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Avoid Stress

Stress is a leading cause of fertility issues in both men and women. You should try and eliminate as much as possible. There are many stress reducing exercises that you can try as well as special methods that have been known to help relieve stress.

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Lose some weight

Obesity is also a leading cause for fertility issues in both men and women. If you are overweight, it is best to get to a healthy weight while you are trying to become pregnant. Being overweight has been known to effect hormone levels in your body that can harm sperm.

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Don’t use drugs

Drugs are bad for the body in so many ways, and fertility is just one of them. When you are trying to get pregnant, it is a good time to stop using drugs, which you should continue to refrain from using the rest of your life.

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Don’t use steroids

Steroids can be extremely dangerous to use for extended periods of time. One of the major side effects is testicular shrinkage. This shrinkage will make it extremely difficult for your partner to get pregnant, so it is a good idea to stop using steroids during this time as well.

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Avoid exercising too much

Although exercise is a great way to get in shape and lose weight, it can also affect your hormone levels negatively. By exercising frequently, you are adding to the levels of adrenal steroid hormones, which can lead to a testosterone deficiency.

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Stay Healthy

You also need to stay away from certain chemicals, such as pesticides, lead, radiation, boron or any other environmental hazard and toxin while your partner is attempting to get pregnant. They can lead to a decrease in the number of sperm that you have.

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Eat Healthy

Another important factor in staying healthy is to eat a healthy diet. You should also try and stay hydrated and get plenty of sleep. These items will help your body to function as normally as possible and promote healthy sperm.

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2. Conclusion

Although it is not normally thought about, men also have problems with fertility. There are a limited number of drugs that can be prescribed to a man when it comes to fertility problems, so you must rely on your own health in most instances. However, if you follow the steps listed above, you will be promoting excellent sperm quality and quantity and will be able to ensure that any fertility issue that you may have has been taken care of.

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Regina Ledoux, RN, CNM

Ms. Ledoux began her career as an ObGyn nurse practitioner prior to becoming a practicing midwife in the Santa Cruz community. Working together with ObGyn physicians in her own practice, she has over 20 years experience in women's health, pregnancy and childbirth.