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How Can I Improve My Low Sperm Count
Optimize health: Like most health related questions, fertility is linked to health in general. Avoid hot tubs, tight pants and long bike rides. Male anatomy is on the outside for a reason. A cooler temperature is optimal for sperm production. In the words of Michael Pollan, "eat food, not too much, mostly vegetables." That means you eat nutrients and avoid dyes and artificial processing that may affect fertility. ...Read more
No: No treatment is proven to increase the odds of getting pregnant (that is what you need to improve your sperm for right?) the chance for getting your partner pregnant is increased with IUI or ivf (depending on the number). There is no known surgery or medicine that will increase these odds. ...Read more
How low is it?: if your numbers are pretty good and you just want them higher, this supplement combination may help: vitamins A, C, E. Selenium. Zinc. Pycnogenol. These may also help if your numbers are very low, but in that context you may want to be tested for a varicocoele or,other reason for the low count. ...Read more
Here are some...: Only a few conditions may attribute to poor sperm motility & morphology, like varicocele, inadequate hormonal balance, congenital testicular inherent abnormality, etc. So, be systemically evaluated so to deduce possible diagnosis for reasonable care. How to sort these out correctly? Go to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. And no magic pill / food can improve sperm. ...Read more
Here r a few ideas: Improve sperm count by having less sex & masturbation; cutting out alcohol; avoiding hot baths and tight underwear that can raise heat in testicles; good nutrition and increase folic acid; lose weight; reduce stress. Too much intense exercise can cause a testosterone deficiency. ...Read more
Lifestyle changes: Lifestyle changes: 1. Less heat & no laptop on lap, no tight underwear, no hot tubs 2. Stay healthy 3. Multivitamins (FertilAid for Men) 4. No testosterone 5. Excercise 6. Folic acid, vitamin C, Vitamin E, CoQ10 Good luck I'm assuming you have had a semen analysis. If you haven't, do it because you may not need to do those things. ...Read more
No such known soluti: What is wrong with your sperms? Unless you give us detailed history and background of your health concern, it is difficult to address your questions. So tell us what is wrong and we can think about any possible solution but you can not improve the quality of sperms! Either you have them or you do not! ...Read more
SPERM COUNT: This is a term from a semen analysis performed in a lab. Healthy balanced diet and regular exercise can keep tour reproductive system healthy. There are several things like excessive drinking smoking cigarettes and marijuana that have a direct effect on your reproductive health. ...Read more
Herbs & supplements: At least 3 herbs have been proven in published studies to improve sperm count and motility: maca, tongkat ali & mucuna pruriens. There is also evidence that ginseng, ashwagandha and tribulus may be helpful. Reliable standardized extracts are available. Other nutrients like zinc & l-carntine/acetly-l-carnitine can help too. See http://www.Raysahelian.Com/fertility.Html for a summary of research. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How low?: It really depends on what the actual numbers are. As a generalization, most men with 'low' sperm counts can achieve normal chances of conception with their partners by treatments that include intrauterine insemination (iui.) for a smaller group of men where the numbers are 'extremely low, ' ivf with injection of sperm into the partner's eggs (icsi) can be very succesful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How low?: Depends how low counts are: chances could be normal to near-zero, depending. ...Read more
Not sure what ...: I'm not sure of the key point of your question, but do you mean more volume of semen and longer harder penis for coital pleasure? If so, let's face the facts: there have been no known pills, herbs, or devices, which have been proven to do so. Yet, low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence/obsession is the surest way to deliver such, but comes with a price - dedication and hard work. ...Read more
Sperm count: it depends on the cause of low sperm count or oligospermia. Have you done a sperm analysis? what is the count? detailed history and PE is needed. TO increase the count, you should stop smoking if you smoke, and avoid anabolic steroids. Varicocele is well known cause of low sperm count as well. sometimes, hormonal therapt can help if there is an hormonal imbalance. ...Read more
Find the cause first: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, older age, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proper Environment: Sperm count is controlled by a number of factors, some which are out of your control. If there is a specific medical cause for a low sperm count (varicocele, hormones), correcting those may help. Otherwise, proper diet, proper hydration, proper rest, proper temperature (boxers vs. Briefs), increase the interval between ejaculations, etc. ...Read more
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