We have a new home male fertility test kit in stock for 2016. The test is quick and easy to perform and takes just 5 minutes. The test checks whether the semen concentration is above or below 15 million / ml. The fertility test kit has a 97.98% accuracy rate in clinical studies.
We received a phonecall last week from a woman who had been trying to conceive for several years and had been undergoing infertility investigations which had not revealed a cause for her infertility. She was desperate for help & advice.
When questioned we were surprised to find that her partner had not had his sperm checked, and that she had been advised this was ok because he had fathered a child in a previous relationship over 7 years ago. While this is a good sign it does not mean that his fertility is necessarily ok. Fertility can change and seven years is a long time. Our advice to her was that she should talk to her partner & then with his agreement make an appointment with her GP or gynaecologist and arrange for him to have a sperm count done. She seemed to think that they were very unlikely to do this for him as she had asked before and been turned down.
Male fertility is a tricky issue for some men and often there is reluctance on the part of the man to be tested or to come forward for investigations. Particularly when they have already fathered a child in a previous relationship they may feel that the problem must be with the woman.
We regularly receive phonecalls from desperate women whose male partner has refused to be tested by the GP or hospital, and the woman wants to purchase a home male fertility test kit. Sometimes her partner will agree to doing a male fertility fertility test in the privacy of their own home. Our advice in this situation is to do the home male fertility test. If the fertility test shows a low reading then there is a good chance that the partner will consent to further investigations with the GP or hospital. It may also help to speed up referral if the reading is low. If the reading on the home sperm test is normal then the man may still consent to having a further semen test with the GP ‘just to confirm it’
We read lots today in the news about how stress, modern lifestyles & enviromental pollutants can affect men’s fertility adversely.
Here are some quick tips of things to do and things to avoid:
Guys keep the laptops off the laps-anything that causes overheating in the groin area can damage your fertility. This is why testicles are not inside your body like the other organs-it is to keep them cool. Make sure you sit at a table when using a laptop so the laptop is not on your lap. (This is also much better for you back as you will tend to sit up straight rather than slouch)
Give up smoking-studies have shown that smoking adversely affects male fertility
Keep alcohol consumption at a low level and avoid binge drinking
Avoid going in very hot baths or saunas as this will cause overheating of the testicles
Eat you 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day and eat a healthy balanced diet. Try to maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or underweight can affect your fertility adversely.
Consider taking a multivitamin supplement that is specifically for men such as Wellman as they contain key supplements that are important for sperm production and general & sexual health
Avoid taking any recreational drugs as many of them have been shown to affect male fertility adversely
If you are on a prescription drug check with your GP whether it could affect your fertility
Avoid overexercising-extreme over exercise has been shown to affect fertility adversely in both men and women. In men it may be due to the overheating element or their may be other factors. Regular moderate exercise is good-just don’t overdo it and try to avoid overheating in the groin area-wear loose fitting workout clothes, boxers or shorts. Avoid the tight fitting lycra! Avoid strenuous riding (ie bicycle or horse) which may cause overheating of groin.
Some enviromental pollutants can affect male fertility adversely-check if you are working with any toxic chemicals & make sure you are taking adequate health & safety precautions
Try and relax. Stress can affect fertility adversely. Make time for relaxation every day.
We saved the best two until last:
Have sex regularly. Studies have shown that having sex regularly actually improves your fertility. There is no advantage to saving the sperm up for the fertile time of the month. Old sperm are more likely to be damaged or have poorer motility. Try to have sex regularly 2-3 times a week to kep the sperm replenished and fresh
Enjoy sex. Sex is and should be a pleasurable experience so keep it fun.