When it comes to fertility problems in men, low sperm count peeks as a major concern. Among the millions of sperms found in semen, only one or two reaches the ovary. Imagine, what happens when the sperm count is low! Sperm counts can simply go down for many reasons. To name a few, when you are extremely stressed, when you any infection or when your lower body is too hot! However, there are many easy ways to increase the sperm count naturally.
Avoid giving too much heat to testicles
Testicles are generally cold. Excessive warmth affects the sperm count. If you sit for longer hours or work for more than 10 hours a day, it makes the testicles sag. Besides, wearing heavy innerwear and pants also affect the testicles. All these together leads to low sperm count. As said earlier, one ml semen should have at least 20 million sperms and this is the minimum count! When the sperm count is reduced, the chances of pregnancy become very lower.
• Wear cotton pants and innerwear that is not irritating as well heavy on your body.
• Don’t take bath in extremely hot water. Hot water reduces and kills the sperms!
• A big no to saunas and hot baths especially when your sperm counts are low!
Don’t ejaculate too often / No to Masturbation
Self-stimulation of sexual organs, aka masturbation is unhealthy to overall health. It leads to frequent ejaculation! Ejaculation too often also reduces the overall sperm counts. Alarmingly, it may lead to absence of sperm as well as infertile sperm.
Refrain from smoking and alcohol
When you consider any health ailment, the first thing you would notice is avoid alcohol and quit smoking! While taking alcohol in moderation is recommended even in ancient remedies, smoking is extremely deadly! Alcohol and smoking affects the liver and lungs respectively. It leads to aggravation of estrogen level in the body. This in turn affects the quality as well quantity of sperm count. So quit smoking to increase the sperm count.
Drinking alcohol may not ruin your sexual health, but ruin your
Get the zest of zinc
Wondering what is the relationship between zinc and sperm count! Zinc deficiency is one of the major reasons of impotence in men, zero sperm counts, etc. Animal sources contain more zinc that plant based foods. Oysters, lamb and beef are good sources of zinc. If you are a vegetarian or vegan you can indulge in spinach, nuts, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, mushrooms and beans to get sufficient dose of zinc.
If you have any history of infection in the genital area or prostate gland, make sure to get the infection treated. Lack of care and treatment may make you infertile affecting the quality of the semen and sperm count!
Do exercises to improve blood circulation
Schedule at least 20 minutes a day to do some physical exercises. It can be anything from yoga, cycling, walking to gym workout. It improves your blood circulation and overall health too! However, when you workout in gym, don’t overdo it.
Stress has no direct relationship with sperm count, but indirectly ruins the sperm count. If you are stressed, it leads to hormonal imbalance. Stress releases cortisol, a stress hormone which interferes with natural hormones which produces sperms. Make sure you are not stressed too much too often.
Follow these simple tips to increase the sperm count naturally. Also you may adapt these remedies to prevent from infertility!