Infertility affects about one in every six couples, and about one in every three cases is due to male infertility. While it may not always be treatable, it can sometimes be improved with certain natural ways. Here are some ways to boost male fertility:
- Get adequate exercise and sleep
According to studies, losing weight and exercising can help improve or increase sperm count. A study found that doing the aerobic exercise of at least 50 minutes, 3 times a week, increased sperm volume and concentration in sedentary, obese men. Try to get enough exercise and sleep.
- Reduce Stress
The stress of any kind can cause the body to become defensive and conserve energy. This can cause your sperm count to come down and decrease fertility. Reducing stress requires addressing the cause. Factors such as exercise and a healthy diet can help a great deal. Men who are experiencing severe stress may benefit from an anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication.
- Avoid Certain Medications
Certain medicines can decrease the healthy production of sperm. Once a person stops taking these, his sperm count usually returns to normal or increases. Some antibiotics, anti-androgens, anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids etc. can temporarily reduce the production and development of sperm. If you are trying to conceive and are on any medication, be sure you get it checked with your doctor and find out if it needs changing.
- Get enough vitamin D and calcium
Vitamin D and calcium can impact sperm health. Studies have shown that a low dietary intake of vitamin D can cause low sperm count. You can try including calcium-rich products or supplement your diet with vitamin D or calcium increasing medications. Talk to your doctor before trying any supplement.
- Increase intake of anti-oxidants
Antioxidants help remove and deactivate free radicals and other compounds that cause cell damage. Several vitamins and minerals have antioxidant properties and can help increase sperm count. These include antioxidants like selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E, etc.
- Take the right fats
Polyunsaturated fats or healthy fats such as omega-3 and omega-6 are essential to the healthy development of the sperm membrane. Studies have shown that individuals who consume these experience ideal sperm development. On the other hand, trans fatty acids can significantly reduce sperm count and decrease fertility.
These are a few steps to increase male fertility naturally. Apart from these, you can also see our fertility experts at KIMS Cuddles for a thorough investigation and get the right treatment.
*Information shared here is for general purpose Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.