There are a number of men out there who are not able to make their wives pregnant not because they are sterile or impotent but because they have low sperm count. Fertile semen is suppose to contain as much as 15 million sperm cells per milliliter. However, if the testicles become too hot, the number of spermatozoa in man can go below this number. Unfortunately for men, there are a number of things one can do in order to avoid low sperm count. Here are things to do to enhance sperm production and boost the quantity of sperm produced by the testicles.
Hear loose, cotton boxer
Most men overheat their testicles without knowing it. One of the ways of overheating the testicles and thus reducing the sperm count is by wearing tight pants and jeans. So, you will be doing yourself some good by wearing loose pants or cotton boxer. This is because your testicles are supposed to stay cooler than the rest of the internal organs of the body in order to product more sperm. This is the reason why the Mother Nature keep them separate. Don't overheat them by wearing pants if you want to improve your sperm count.
Put on jockstrap during workout
Jockstrap helps to protect the testicles during exercise or sport like football. If a ball or somebody accidentally and mistakenly hit the testicles, it can be very painful. Besides, such a blow can also kill your sperm cell or reduce their count.
Stress does a lot of harm to the body. It affects and reduces sexual performance in a number of ways. Besides causing quick ejaculation, it can also reduce your sperm count. If you work for a long hour throughout the day without having time to rest or getting enough rest, you are doing yourself some harm. This will reduce your sperm count gradually. You should try to get enough rest and practice yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques. You can also do some workout in order to reduce stress.
Stop smoking and reduce your consumption of alcohol
Smoking reduces sperm counts. Besides, it reduces their speed making it difficult or even impossible for them to get to meet your wife's ovum for fertilization. Marijuana also cause similar effect on users. So, if you really want to make babies, you should stop smoking. Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages is not good for any person looking to make babies. It reduces sperm count as well. This does not mean that you should not drink. Instead, you have to reduce your consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Be careful of some medications
There are some medications whose side effect is the reduction of sperm count. Some medications can even cause permanent infertility. If you care so much about your sperm count, you should not take any medication you see. You have to always meet with your doctor and discuss side effects of any medication you want to take before taking it. If you want to buy any over-the-counter medication, you should not assume anything instead, you have to check the label and make sure that it does not contain any ingredient that reduces sperm count.
Eat well and do exercise
Eating well here means eating a balance diet. Eat much of vegetables and fruits as well as protein foods. Exercise will do you a lot of good but it is important that you keep it moderate. Do not over exercise because if you exercise too much, you body will release adrenal steroid hormones what can result in the deficiency of testosterone and this is more problem to you. Say no to anabolic steroids. It may make you to gain much weight. Obese people normally have low sperm count the reason for which medical scientists are still investigating.