Low sperm count is the leading cause of male infertility today. This type of male infertility can be permanent or temporary. Luckily for most men it is just temporary and can be corrected quite easily by making a few lifestyle changes. Before we get into some of the treatments of this disorder, let’s look at some of the causes.
Approximately 10% of all males between the ages of 18 and 50 suffer from this type of infertility. Reduction of sperm count can be caused by emotional and physical stress, insomnia, ill fitting briefs, extreme exposure to heat (hot tubs), smoking, excessive drinking, obesity, cancer treatment, genetics, hormonal problems, illegal drugs, exposure to environmental toxins, certain surgeries and injuries. Medications like tagamet and steroids have also been linked to male infertility by lowing sperm count in men.
Sperm production is a complex issue. It requires the testicles, hypothalamus and the pituitary glands in the brain to all work in unison so that hormones are produced that trigger sperm production. For most men, the only symptom of this disorder is infertility. Other symptoms may include a decrease of facial or body hair or problems with sexual functions.
Doctors know that there is no medication that can increase a man’s sperm or motility, but there are many natural remedies that can. The first thing to consider is lifestyle. As mentioned earlier look at the medications, foods and drinks that you consume, your activities, genetics, past health and well as the clothes you ware.
Natural remedies and supplements have been widely known by medical experts to help with low sperm count and motility. Supplements such as vitamin A, B, C, Zinc, Selenium, Arginine and many others have been found to help with male infertility within 8 to 12 weeks when taken in proper dosages. Make sure that all of these supplements are from natural organic sources and that they are not synthetic. As most of your synthetic supplements are useless. Herbs such as Chinese Panax Ginseng and Sarsaparilla in proper dosages are used to help not only in sperm count and motility, but also with erectile dysfunction.