Sperm count or analysis is one of the most important factor while considering the appropriate treatment for helping a couple to conceive. Global average for sperm count has been gradually going down and it has reached to such an alarming level that even W.H.O. has reduced the lower threshhold for normal sperm count analysis.
Though, Homeopathy has been amazingly effective in increasing sperm count within a period of 3 to 6 months, I would like to advise you regarding the precautions you can take that would prevent the count from further going down.
You’ve probably heard the warning about not keeping your laptop on your lap — it’s true. Increasing the temperature around your family jewels can mess with sperm production. This is the same reason why you should avoid hot tubs, saunas and steamy baths if you’re aiming for healthy sperm levels. It’s also why experts advise against wearing tight underwear like briefs or athletic shorts.
Cyclists should also be aware that riding a bike more than two hours a day, six days a week could negatively affect sperm count.
In case you didn’t have enough reasons to quit, smoking cigarettes or marijuana can hurt your reproductive health. Smoking cigarettes has been linked to reduced sperm motility (aka the little guys’ ability to swim), as well as abnormally shaped sperm, and heavy use of marijuana has been associated with lower testosterone levels and reduced sperm quantity and quality.
The relationship between alcohol use and sperm count is somewhat unclear. Some studies say that heavy drinking can hurt both the quality and quantity of sperm, but a 2012 British study found that neither drinking nor smoking would do any harm. Here’s the easy solution: Drink in moderation and don’t smoke; heavy drinking and smoking can do plenty of damage without even factoring in reproductive health.
Being obese — i.e., having a BMI higher than 30 — increases a man’s likelihood of being sub-fertile threefold, according to an MSN UK article. Not only does obesity increase the temperature down there due to fat deposits in the groin, but it can also raise the body’s oestrogen level — both of these effects can hamper the testicles’ ability to do their job.
Additionally, a March 2012 study published in Human Reproduction found that men on high-fat diets had a 43% lower total sperm count and a 38% lower sperm concentration than men on low-fat diets.
While many sexually active people use lubricant to help things, um, move more efficiently, that same product can actually hurt sperms’ ability to move freely. If you’re really concerned about sperm count, the Mayo Clinic suggests using vegetable, safflower or peanut oil instead.
6. Chemical found in nonstick pans & raincoats
Some studies are pointing to our pans as risks for male reproductive health. One study in particular found that men with high levels of certain chemicals called perfluoralkyl acids — which add the nonstick quality to raincoats and pans — in their sperm had half the amount of normal sperm. Don’t go throwing out your expensive pans yet — this study was small, and the relationship between perluoroalkyl acids and sperm levels requires much more research.
Certain medications — such as calcium channel blockers, tricyclic antidepressants, anti-androgens, anabolic steroids, chemotherapy drugs and radiation treatment for cancer — can cause fertility issues, so be sure to discuss these potential complications with your doctor before starting the medication.
Is there anything that stress doesn’t affect? According to the Mayo Clinic, it can interfere with the hormones needed to produce sperm, and it’s not a bad idea for a man looking to increase his sperm count to find more effective ways to relax. One small British study actually found that men who talked about their problems with loved ones actually had higher sperm counts than those who bottled up their emotions.
If you carry your phone in your hip pocket or on your belt, you might want to rethink that — men who follow this practice were found to have 11% fewer mobile sperm than those who stored their phone in other places. Even when it’s not in the general vicinity of your groin, cellphones have been linked to reproductive issues. One study found that men who spent more than an hour a day on the phone had 17% fewer highly motile sperm than those who only chatted on the device 15 minutes a day.
Now here’s a tip you’ll appreciate: Have sex (safely!) more often. A 2009 study found that daily sex keeps sperm healthy and improves the likelihood of conception. Just don’t take this advice too far if you’re trying to conceive: Doing it more often than once a day can result in too few sperm.
Like alcohol — or anything, really — caffeine intake should be consumed in moderation for ideal reproductive health. Once you reach three cups of coffee a day, you increase your risk of genetic mutations in sperm, according to Livestrong. A 2002 study also found that a cup of coffee a day was associated with multiple births (e.g., twins, triplets, etc.) — sounds like too much caffeine can make even your sperm a little too jumpy. That said, make sure to check out our tips below the slideshow on how to improve your sperm count, because caffeine has also been linked with positive effects on men’s reproductive health.
These are few of our advises that we give our clients who opt for a customized treatment protocol to increase sperm count through Homeopathic medicines.
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