How To Improve Your Man’s Sperm Count

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Low sperm count is a problem that many couples face when they are trying to conceive. Some people consider fertility issues to be a “woman’s problem”, but the truth of the matter is, up to half of all fertility issues are in some way related to male fertility. Low sperm count is one of the most common male fertility issues, and can stand in the way of many couples pregnancy dreams. However, couples should be aware that there are some things that they can do to help improve sperm count in order to boost their chances of getting pregnant. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What to stop

One of the biggest things that can be a detriment to a man’s sperm count is the overheating of the testicles. This can actually kill sperm, so help your guy keep himself cool to help preserve sperm count. This includes avoiding hot baths, or things like saunas or hot tubs. If your guy wears tight clothing, such as bicycle shorts or brief underwear, have him stop while you are trying to conceive, since this can also be harmful to sperm count. Another thing that most people don’t know? Stress can actually hurt sperm count as well, so try to keep your guy calm and de-stressed, in order for the best chances of conceiving.

What to eat

Diet and exercise also contribute a lot towards male fertility and sperm count as well. Men who eat a healthy, well balanced diet often have higher sperm counts than men who eat a diet of sugary, processed and unhealthy foods. Whole grains, lean proteins, low fat dairy products, and organic fruits and vegetables are the main things that a healthy diet should consist of.  Just a small sample of the foods that can help to increase sperm count include bananas, spinach, avocados, tuna, nuts, oranges, tomatoes, garlic, asparagus and dark chocolate. Men might also find that taking a good quality multivitamin can also help to improve sperm count.

What to avoid

Obviously, things like smoking, drinking and the use of illegal drugs should not be something that a man takes part in when he is trying to conceive, so if your man does any of those things, keep in mind that they can lower sperm count as well. Another thing that most people do not know is that having sex too often can deplete a man’s sperm count. Some experts recommend having sex no more than every two days when trying to conceive, to allow a man’s sperm count to build back up. If you have additional questions about sperm count and what you can do to improve it, ask your doctor for suggestions.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.