Natural ways to increase sperm count
Sperm is the reproductive substance in the male body. The word sperm originates from the Greek word sperma which means ʹseedʹ. Sperm cells are formed during the process called spermatogenesis. The majority of the men are in fact ignorant about the quality of their sperm and don't give any thought to it.
As a matter of fact, men need a large quantity of good quality sperm with good motility and the ability to fertilize the woman's egg. A survey indicates that the difficulty in many couples having natural pregnancy is found because of the problem in the man's sperm, his erections, or because of the tubes that carry the sperm through.
About 2-5% of the semen constitutes tadpole-like reproductive cells that have half of the genetic information to create human offspring. The other ingredient is seminal plasma fluid which is about 80% water. Letʹs therefore, discuss the natural ways to increase your sperm count and some important things about protecting your sperm in order to increase your chances of becoming a father. But before that, we need to focus on important aspects of infertility statistics and causes of low sperm count as well as poor motility of the sperm.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) in its survey noted that over 15 million sperm per ml. is considered normal. Count less than 10 million is considered as poor and the count of about 20 million or in excess of that is considered to be rich, provided the motility and morphology are normal.
- 10 - 20% of the men are found to have low sperm count and about 2-3% of the men are completely impotent, with no capacity to produce the sperm.
- About 85% of infertility can be treated with conventional medication or surgery in order to restore the functioning of diseased reproductive organs.
- Approximately less than 5% of the infertile couples opt for in-vitro fertilization and seek the proper guidance/treatment at reputed centers like Xenith Advanced Fertility Center, Pune. Apart from this Xenith also specializes in Male Infertility Treatments in Pune and PCMC.
Causes of Infertility
- Testes not able to produce the sperm inadequate quantity
- Poor motility
- Undescended testes
- Dilated veins in the scrotum, known as varicocele.
- Infectious diseases causing harm to testes, seminal vesicles, prostate or vas, urethra, etc.
- Suffering due to endocrine (glandular) diseases that affect pituitary, hypothalamus, thyroid, adrenals, and the tests.
- Defect in Urethral structure
- Congenital abnormalities.
- Protein deficiency, especially because of malnutrition.
Causes of low sperm count
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Environmental toxins
- Consumption of drugs
- Exposure to pesticides, toxic chemicals
- Radiation / exposure to radiation
- Highly polluted environment
- Heavy metal exposure
- Excessive heat also reduces the chances of sperm production
Avoid heating of your testes such as hot baths.
Avoid sitting for long periods and avoid usage of tight-fitting underwear. The tight-fitting underwear restricts the testicles and suppresses sperm production because the temperatures are elevated long enough.
Wear a supporter or jockstrap during any sports activity in order to protect your testes/reproductive organs.
Avoid frequent ejaculation. This can lower your sperm count. It may be noted that the normal human body produces millions of sperm every day. But if there is a low sperm count, you need to store it for a longer time between ejaculations.
Massage your body with herbal oils.
Quit smoking. A survey reveals that men indulging in heavy smoking have 22% lesser sperm count than other normal men who are not smokers.
Maintain ideal weight. Food deprivation results in loss of sex initiative and structural deformity/changes to reproductive tissue which leads to infertility.
Being overweight or obese also leads to low sperm count and impotency.
Take a healthy diet to maintain proper weight.
Exercise regularly; get moving - Proper physical activity increases the levels of antioxidant enzymes which are very powerful and can protect your sperm.
Try to live a stress-free life. Stress can lower your sex drive and function, leading to low sperm production.
Ensure that you are getting good, sound sleep every night. Exhaustion leads to stress and loss of sperm count.
Do not use plastic containers for food storage. Avoid usage of plastic bottles, wraps, or plastic utensils.
Eat organic food as far as possible.
Don't use synthetic things like cosmetic items, deodorants. Prefer organic products wherever possible.
Use non-bleached things like paper, napkins, coffee filters, tissue papers/toilet tissues to reduce the possibility of exposure to dioxin.
Avoid chlorine bleach, and/or chlorinated products. Instead, use hydrogen peroxide.
Avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine, artificial additives, and refined carbohydrates.
Stay away from fried, charcoal-boiled and barbecued food items.
Eat a good amount of food having high antioxidants, e.g., green - leafy vegetables, carrots, citrus fruit, broccoli, cauliflower, and yams, etc.
Do not use animal products with high fat which have hormones particularly dairy products, chicken, beef, and pork.
Ensure the inclusion of supplemental nutrients to enhance your fertility e.g., Vitamin C and Zinc.
These are good habits which will give you a healthy lifestyle and high fertility. However, it is always advisable to seek timely advice from the experts so as to avoid future complications and enjoying the great pleasure of impregnating your partner and the pleasure of real fatherhood. At Xenith Advanced Fertility Center, Pune you will always get spot-on advice and proper treatment to overcome your fertility-related problems. Xenith Advanced Fertility Centre specializes in male infertility treatments in Pune & PCMC. Get in touch with us for consultations related to male infertility treatments in Pune and PCMC today.