Ways to increase sperm counts
One of the common causes of infertility is a decreased or low sperm count.
Although in some cases a mans sperm count is too low for conception, in many cases there are ways to increase sperm counts.
There are several effective ways for a man to increase his sperm count. Many of these are common sense ideas that every man wanting to increase his sperm count should implement.
One is to try and reduce the amount of stress within your life. Stress can have a negative effect on sperm count. Many men who find themselves feeling stress over a work project, a family situation or even something out of their hands, such as a world event, will experience a low sperm count. Itís important when you want to start a family or add to your existing family to try and relax. It might be a good idea to plan a weekend getaway with the mother-to-be. This way you both can relax and youíll be doing your future child a favor by helping to increase the chances of conception.
Another way to increase your sperm count is to stop smoking. Smoking has negative effects on many areas of the body including the sperm count. Men who smoke have slower, short living sperm. They also tend to have fewer sperm. The best chance for fertilization occurs when you have a high healthy sperm count. Stopping the smoking is also a nice gift to your soon to be newborn baby. It creates a healthier environment as well as helps you live longer something any child appreciates from their parent.
Cool Down the Boys
Keeping things cool will help with sperm production. When a manís genitals become overheated sperm production can slow down. This means no warm pools or Jacuzzi soaks when the woman is ovulating. Itís also a good idea for the man to wear clothing that allows his groin to breath. Nothing too tight or restrictive is advisable.
Loose the Gut
Carrying extra weight isnít healthy for the heart and it appears that it might also not be healthy when it comes to sperm count. Obese men often have low sperm counts. This means eating healthier and beginning an exercise plan to reduce body weight. When the body starts slimming, the sperm count will begin rising. Not only is this a good way to help ensure a higher sperm count it makes for a healthier parent as well.
Making a few simple adjustments can help increase sperm count. Itís worth trying knowing what a treasure the end result will be. Your future baby would most certainly agree.
Paul Ellis - Men's Health