low sperm count

Raise Your Sperm Count Naturally

Trying to conceive can be an emotional time for both men and women. When you try for a long period of time the question of who is at “fault” will inevitably come up and both partners must look at themselves to see if the problem lies with them. Low sperm count or quality is a cause of nearly a fifth of fertility problems, but don’t worry, you and your partner can still conceive! It just takes time, patience, relaxation and some helpful remedies.

 

How do I know if I have a low sperm count?

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pain, swelling or lumps in the testicle area
  • Decreased facial or body hair
  • Difficulty conceiving after one year

 

How do I prevent a low sperm count?

  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption and substance abuse.
  • Keep your testicles cool; don’t take hot showers or sit with your laptop on your lap for extended periods of time.
  • Wear loose fitting underwear.

 

How can I treat a low sperm count?

  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Exercise regularly but moderately
  • Take a COQ-10 supplement to help improve sperm function
  • Learn to manage stress through massage, meditation and yoga
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid heavy drinking and substance abuse
  • Avoid caffeine as it can decrease sperm motility
  • Folic acid, selenium and zinc should be taken to help up production and thicken sperm
  • Vitamin C and E should be taken to prevent sperm damage and infection
  • Vitamin A helps increase sperm motility
  • Reduce exposure to chemicals as much as possible
  • Decrease the impact of xeno-estrogens found in plastics, pesticides and certain animal products that had been treated with hormones
  • Eat foods high in Arginine, including nuts, chocolate, fish and dairy, as it helps with low sperm count and poor motility.
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