What can you do to improve your sperm count ?

What can you do to help improve things if you have a low sperm count ?
-Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
-Take regular exercise.
-Try to maintain your weight in the ideal range.
-Don’t smoke.
-Keep alcohol consumption within recommended limits.
-Don’t use recreational drugs.
-Try to reduce stress.
Two other actions have been suggested that may help
Avoid tight underwear or wear boxer shorts
Cold showers or scrotal soaks – while these might take the mind off fertility concerns for a few moments, there is no evidence of their effectiveness.

You may also consider taking a dietry supplement

Click here to see a range of supplements suitable for men trying to conceive

Why do men get fertility problems?

There are many possible causes of fertility problems in men.

They include:
-obstructive problems (blockages in sperm-carrying tubes)
-testicular injury and disease
-sperm disorders
-genetic disorders
-problems with erection and ejaculation
-hormonal problems
-general medical disorders that reduce fertility
-drugs that reduce fertility
-Environmental toxins and radiation.

Male Fertility Tests-low sperm count

A survey recently carried out by Norwich Union Healthcare revealed that only five percent of men were aware they might have a lower sperm count than average. Many men may be too embarrassed to get their sperm checked by their GP or at a fertility clinic and for them a home male fertility test can be a useful screening test that can be used in the privacy of their own home.

Research has found a rising number of men are now being treated for reduced fertility. Some studies show average sperm counts have fallen by more than half and although the causes are uncertain experts suspect lifestyle factors such as alcohol and drug use, lack of exercise, smoking and obesity as well as environmental factors may be to blame for this alarming increase in the figures.

With 1 in 4 couples suffering from fertility problems and some experts predicting this to increase to 1 in 3 in the near future, the problem of male subfertility needs to be addressed.

The FertilityScoree home male fertility test allows men to check the quality of their sperm in the privacy of their own home simply and quickly. It measures the amount of motile sperm (sperm that are able to move freely) concentration within minutes and can give a strong indication as to the quantity of motile sperm in the sample, which is one of the most accurate indications of sperm quality and quantity.

The home test is positive if it represents 20 million sperm per ml, which is the cut off quantity recommended by the World Health Organisation between fertile and infertile. In a clinical study the FertilitySCORE Home Male was shown to be 93% accurate in identifying semen samples containing 20 million or more motile sperm per ml. Click here to for more information or to buy home male fertility test (home sperm counts) visit Access Diagnostics Fertility Test site

Ashermanns Syndrome-the hidden threat to fertility

 Here is an extract below from an article I read in the Times last year, about a little known condition called Ashermanns Syndrome

A rarely diagnosed condition called Asherman’s causes miscarriage and can prevent pregnancy, yet it’s cheap to test for and can be treated
Catherine Bruton The Times Dec 10th 2007

Sarah Raynes had no trouble conceiving the first time around. But when, a year after her son was born, she wanted to try for her second child, her menstrual cycle hadn’t resumed – despite confirmation from a home ovulation kit that she was ovulating regularly. At her GP’s advice, she gave up breast-feeding, but several months later there was still no sign of her periods returning, and Sarah started to get concerned.

She turned to the internet for advice: “I typed ‘ovulation without bleeding’ into a search engine and came across a condition called Asherman’s Syndrome.”

Also known as scarring of the uterus, this syndrome can result in permanent infertility and recurrent miscarriage. It is usually caused by a D&C (a dilation and curettage) procedure, performed to clear the uterus after a miscarriage, to remove a retained placenta after the birth of a child or, in a minority of cases, to abort a pregnancy.

Here is the link to read the full story