Treatment for Low Sperm Count

Treatment for Low Sperm Count

A man is diagnosed of suffering from low sperm count when less than 20 million spermatozoa are present in a milliliter of seminal liquid and a series of medical tests are performed in order to establish that. The condition can be caused by a lot of factors, among which testicle injuries, smoking and a stressful routine are the most known. Although the sufferers have fewer chances to become father, numerous methods of treatment for low sperm count are available, helping them to overcome this problem. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Here is a list with the five best known treatments.

Hormone-based Medicines

Hormone-based medicines are prescribed when the problem comes as a consequence of a hormonal imbalance. The body secretes insufficient or too many hormones that play an important role in helping many internal organs, including the reproductive system, to function properly.

These medicines help the secretions to be restored to normal levels, improving the quantity, quality and motility of the semen. However, besides benefits, they can also have side effects, so it is best to follow treatment based on them under strict medical supervision.


Surgery is also used as a method of treatment for low sperm count, when the problem is caused by an inflammation of a blood vessel that irrigates the testicles. Obstructed veins can also lead to low sperm count, and a surgical procedure is usually required in order to correct the dysfunction. Other things can cause low sperm count or sperm damage like marijuana usage. Marijuana affects male fertility.

Oral or Injectable Antibiotics

Identifying the cause of this problem is the best way to treat it, but, sometimes, doctors need to look elsewhere in order to find the origins of low sperm count. When this problem is caused by the presence of another infection in the body, the administration of oral or injectable antibiotics can solve it in a relatively short period of time.


Acupuncture has been used for millennia in the traditional Chinese medicine as a method of treatment for many ailments including low sperm count. It has no side effects and the patient does not experience any pain or discomfort when the needles are stuck in the energy points.

Herbal Extracts and Teas

Herbal extracts and teas are also used as cures for this problem. Horny goat weed brings about an increase in the sperm quantity and motility by improving blood flow in the genital area. On the other hand, Tribulus terrestris helps the body to secrete a greater amount of testosterone, a hormone that influences the quality of the seminal material. Ginseng, mucuna pruriens, salabmisri and maca are other herbs with great effects in treating low sperm count.

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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.