One of the causes of men infertility is low semen volume or low sperm count. Only a single sperm is needed for fertilization. However, it usually takes quite a lot for sperms to reach the egg. Ideally, when you produce more semen, you increase the chances of successful fertilization. Below are some effective ways to increase semen volume.
Numerous studies have been done to prove that losing excess body weight can significantly increase the concentration, volume, and mobility of sperms. Weight loss can also help improve the overall health of the sperms. The studies indicate that the increase in sperm count caused by weight loss is most significant in individuals with a high BMI. For the best results, you should use only healthy weight loss measures. Such include exercising and dieting.
Avoid Substance Abuse
Unhealthy sperm and low sperm count are common effects of substance abuse. Excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use, and illegal drugs use like cocaine are examples of substance abuse. Anabolic steroids can also affect sperm count. If you are already an addict to any of the substance, you might need to seek professional help regarding quitting.
Avoid Unhealthy Environments
Various environments might significantly affect the quality and quantity of your sperms. Such include environments that expose you to solvents, metals, pesticides, degreasers, paint strippers, non-water based glues, and various other endocrine disruptors. If you are exposed to such conditions, ensure that you change your clothes immediately and take a thorough shower. If you have to stay in such environments due to your job or hobby, you might have to take a break until you conceive successfully.
Wear Loose Inner Garments
The scrotum usually hangs outside the body, unlike all other organs. The reason is to allow for lower temperatures than the rest of the body. Wearing loose cotton boxers allows more airflow around the scrotum compared to wearing tight synthetic boxers. Increased airflow around the scrotum also helps maintain the right temperature for the production of healthy sperms.
Avoid Some Prescription Medication
Various prescription medication can negatively affect the production of healthy sperms. In most cases, the sperm count usually returns to normal after the male stops taking the medication. You might need to talk to your physician regarding switching your medication to those that won’t affect your sperm count. Some of the drugs that temporarily affect your sperm count are anti-androgens, anti-inflammatories, opiates, antipsychotics, antidepressants, methadone, supplemental testosterone, and some antibiotics.