More and more readers are asking how to solve male fertility problems – especially low sperm count. Here are a few tips for improving male fertility and making healthy sperm…
Knowing if you have low or no sperm count is important — and tests you can do at home, such as the SpermCheck Fertility Test, can be very helpful.
Here’s one reader’s question: “My sperm count is very low,” says J. on Male Fertility Tests You Can Do at Home. “When I did the sperm test, it was 11 million per ml and the motility was 45%. What do I do to increase my sperm count, and should I stop going to the gym? What food will increase my count?”
The first thing I always tell readers is, “talk to your fertility doctor or urologist about how to improve your sperm count, because solving male fertility problems depends on the reason you have problems.”
My second tip below explains why it’s so important to talk to your doctor before trying different ways to solve male fertility problems.
Here are a few tips for male fertility…
How to Solve Male Fertility Problems
The bad news is that not all male fertility problems can be solved, just like not all diseases can be cured. The good news is that many male fertility problems can be helped, especially if you’re open to fertility treatments.
But before we get into fertility treatments, let’s focus on male fertility…
Check your sperm count – take a sperm test
Many readers ask me how to improve fertility, and they’ve never taken a sperm test! Maybe they have healthy sperm; maybe it’s just not making it to the egg. Or, maybe their timing isn’t right because they haven’t tried an ovulation predictor kit. So, the first step to making healthy sperm is to take a sperm test.
Tests that you do at home, such as the SpermCheck Fertility Test, are a good first step to identifying if you are having fertility problems. But, it’s really really important to TALK TO A DOCTOR IN PERSON.
Figure out why you have low sperm count
Some causes of low sperm or male infertility are genetic or inherited, and can’t be “fixed” through fertility supplements, surgery, or fertility foods. So, the second tip for improving fertility is to learn why your sperm count is low. You can’t fix what you don’t know! Learn as much as you can about your body.
Learn about the causes of male infertility
Unhealthy sperm may be caused by environmental toxins, healthy issues, prescription medication, smoking, excessive bicycling, laptops on laps, hot tubs, evolution, and other unknown factors. If you have a serious health condition or you work with hazardous materials, your sperm may be affected. Again, the more you know about your body and its reaction to the environment, the better position you’ll be in to conceive a baby.
Talk to a urologist and a fertility doctor
Don’t rely on infertility blogs or fertility websites for tips for improving sperm count and getting pregnant! There is a lot of misinformation on the internet, and things like fertility supplements can be harmful – even if they’re natural or organic. Always, always, always talk to your doctor before taking advice about making healthy sperm.
That said, however, there are many healthy ways to possibly improve sperm count without taking herbal supplements or possibly compromising your healthy. Eating foods for fertility, timing intercourse with ovulation predictor kits, quitting smoking, and losing weight are good tips for getting pregnant for both men and women.
If you’re worried about male infertility, read How Doctors Diagnose Infertility in Men and Women.
Brush and floss your teeth regularly
Untreated dental problems and poor dental hygiene may contribute to overall poor health. One research study found that men who received regular dental treatments and who took care of their teeth had improved sperm health, compared to men who didn’t take care of their teeth. Since bacteriospermia (bacteria in semen) has been linked to male infertility, it’s important to floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day.
If you don’t think you can live through infertility, read 5 Tips for Living With Male Fertility Problems.
What do you think? I welcome your thoughts or questions about solving male fertility problems below…just don’t ask me for medical advice! I can’t offer health counseling or specific tips on improving sperm count.
May you find the cause of your male fertility problems and start your family soon!