href=”http://bit.ly/bgzEEZ” target=”_blank”>Infertility can strike both man and woman alike. In the past, the problem of infertility had been unfairly attributed to be a woman’s fault alone. But studies in the recent years suggest that men can be just as equally to be at fault as women.
One of the culprits? A man’s sperm production.
In the United States, infertility affects 7.3 million women and their partners who are in their ripe reproductive age. In the UK, a survey suggests that 4 out of 10 healthy couples will usually take about more than 12 months to try and successfully conceive. There are a lot of contributing factors to infertility—both environmental and biological—that has been found including STDs, cysts in the reproductive system and low sperm count.
We all know too well that conception or the formation and development of a fetus in the womb is both the result of sexual intercourse. A woman’s egg has been fertilized with the aid of a sperm. Therefore, the sperm is just as important as the egg in the whole process of conception for it is impossible to happen with the absence of either one.
While it only needs a single sperm to fertilize an egg, a man’s sperm production should produce enough sperm to be capable of a conception. A major contributing factor to infertility in men is a low sperm production or sperm count. A normal count should be equal to or greater than 20 million sperms per one milliliter of semen. Any figure lower than 10 million poses the threat of infertility. As to why so many sperms are needed is not really clear but keep mind in mind that this is the average and normal count.
What are the causes of low sperm production?
Men who are dealing with infertility due to insufficient sperm production can be doing some unhealthy habits that are causing an adverse effect on their reproductive health such as smoking and excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages, the use of anabolic steroids and physical and mental stress. A deficiency in zinc can also be a causal factor. There are also biological factors that contribute to a low sperm production such as malformed genitals and infections in the prostate glands.
If you think you could be infertile because of your low sperm production, there are easy and natural ways to increase your sperm production. Try doing some of the following suggested methods and see if they, too, can work for you.
- Avoid smoking and limit your consumption on alcohol. Components in alcohol can affect your liver function and consequently cause adverse changes in your estrogen level. Even consuming 2 drinks a day can have a long-term effect on your sperm production. Also avoid drinking coffee and other foods with high caffeine content.
- Have a lot of sex and masturbate less. That way, the more often you ejaculate, your semen will also be less dense.
- Eat healthy and nutritious foods that are low in fats. Some foods that can be healthy for your sperm and increase your sperm production are high-protein foods, vegetables and grains.
- Do you know that your preferred choice of clothing also affects your sperm production? Tight-fitting jeans and shorts will increase heat and temperature in your groin and testicles and as a result will lower your sperm production. Wear loose pants and underwear. Try to avoid spending long hours in hot baths and saunas.
- Reduce your stress levels by doing some relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation. More so, a simple breathing exercise can also help ease your stress.
Now that you know that your sperm production plays a major role in helping your partner conceive your first baby, learn the natural ways to increase your sperm production without the added worry of unwanted side effects. Do what needs to be done and avoid what needs to be avoided. Embrace a healthy change and soon that baby that you and your partner have been praying for will be on its way.