If you’re young and healthy, you might think that you or your partner is also incredibly virile. But there are certain underlying factors than can negatively affect your sperm count. Whether you’re trying to conceive, or are a health sciences student in nursing school, it’s important to understand how a person’s daily habits can impact reproductive health. Check out this list of 10 proven ways you can lower your sperm count (not that you’d want to).
Low sperm count (oligospermia) is one cause of male infertility. Although it takes only a single sperm to fertilize an egg (ovum), the odds of a single sperm reaching the egg are very low. For this reason, having a low sperm count decreases your chance of getting your partner pregnant.
The lower your sperm count, the more likely you’ll have trouble fathering a child. But treatments for male infertility related to low sperm count can help. Urologists are skilled in evaluating men with fertility problems and can recommend treatment.
In addition to evaluating and treating male fertility problems such as low sperm count, your doctor may also suggest treating your female partner to increase her fertility. This can help compensate for male infertility. If other treatments aren’t effective, artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization can be used to produce a pregnancy when low sperm count is a factor.
For most men, the only sign of low sperm count men is the inability to conceive a child (infertility). A couple is considered infertile if they’re unable to conceive after one year of regular intercourse. If sperm production is impaired by an underlying hormonal problem, you may have other signs such as decreased facial or body hair or problems with sexual function.
Although in many cases the exact cause isn’t always clear, possible reasons for low sperm count include: Continue reading About Low sperm count – Oligospermia