Low sperm count means that the fluid (semen) you ejaculate during an orgasm carries fewer sperm than normal.
Sperm count means the average number of sperm present in one sample of semen. A low sperm count is medically referred to as oligospermia.
A complete absence of sperm is referred to as azoospermia. Your sperm count is considered lower than normal if you have lower than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen.
Having a low sperm count decreases the odds that one of your sperm will fertilize your partner’s egg to result in pregnancy.
However, many men who have low sperm count are still able to father a child.
Fertility Doctors assess sperm count during routine semen analysis and consider it to be an important factor for fertility.
Here are five natural ways of improving your fertility as a man;
Get enough exercise and sleep
Research has proven that sperm count and mortality may increase in men as they practice a habit of doing regular exercise to improve their circulation.
Get enough vitamin D
Researchers are not entirely sure why, but blood levels of vitamin D and calcium appear to impact sperm health.
In 18 studies, researchers found a significant association between improved fertility in male participants and a higher level of vitamin D in the blood.
Studies have shown that a deficiency in calcium may also adversely impact sperm count.
Eat more antioxidant-rich foods
Antioxidants are molecules that help deactivate compounds called free radicals, which damage cells.
Several vitamins and minerals act as antioxidants, and some studies have linked antioxidant consumption with increased sperm count.
According to a 2019 review, antioxidants that may contribute to a healthy sperm count include:
Reduce unhealthful fat intake
The study surveyed 209 healthy Spanish males aged 18–23 years. The researchers found that as they increased their consumption of trans fatty acids, their sperm count decreased proportionately.
Limit the consumption of soy and estrogen-rich foods
Some foods, especially soy products, contain plant estrogen, This can reduce testosterone bonding and sperm production.
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