Low sperm quality, quantity, and motility attributes to 40 percent of a couple’s failure to conceive naturally. Despite this depressing scientific statistical fact, male-factor infertility remains to be seriously addressed in family fertility discussions. Today, more male-factor statistics, medical technology, and fertility counseling is available to men who are experiencing challenges in getting their partner pregnant.
Low Sperm Count Factors
Heat is the major factor to blame for how much healthy and viable sperm is produced with each man’s ejaculation. The scrotum keeps a man’s testes 2 degrees cooler than the rest of his body. So, make sure the groin stays cool throughout the day and night.
Heat Elements to Avoid in the Groin Area
- Hot Tubs
- Carrying cell phone in front pant pocket
- Placing laptops directly on the lap
- Very tight – compression – underwear
- Tight bike shorts
Lifestyle Choices to Avoid
Many common lifestyle choices can also adversely affect the health and viability of sperm.
- Physical unfitness and a high BMI – being obese
- Smoking and use of tobacco products
- Alcohol consumption
- Stress and anxiety
- Poor diet and nutrition
- Rx medications
Increasing Sperm Count
Recent studies show that sperm count can be improved significantly after two months of a changed lifestyle.
- Vitamin C supplementation and antioxidants. Vitamin D has also been shown to increase testosterone levels – improving quantity, quality, and motility.
- Consuming less fried foods and limiting saturated fats can increase the volume of sperm in one ejaculation.
- Regular exercise reduces stress and boost testosterone level.
- Exercise also increases confidence and stamina during sexual intercourse.
Plan of Action to Increase Sperm Count
Infertility is defined as the inability for a couple to conceive a natural pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. Don’t despair – Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs has decades of successfully treating male-factor infertility.
A Semen Analysis
A computer assisted semen analysis is a simple – yet sophisticated – diagnostic test used to judge a man’s sperm quality and quantity.
- Sperm Concentration is the number of sperm in the ejaculate
- Sperm Motility is the percentage of sperm moving and the qualities of movement, such as speed and straightness
- Sperm Morphology is the percentage of sperm having a normal appearance in size and shape
Compassionate Male-Factor Fertility Doctor
Schedule your new patient telemedicine consultation via Zoom with Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs – or – call 888.325.7389.