What is a sperm count?

More than 40% of couples who are unable to have children are unable to do so because of problems with the man's sperm. About six percent of males between the ages of fifteen and fifty struggle with infertility. The sperm count should be the number one fertility test done when you evaluate your fertility. A sperm analysis is completed through masturbation. It is completely non-invasive yet quite informative. In order to get pregnant, a man has to have at least 40 million sperm per ejaculate. A temporary reduction in sperm production is related to various causes like heavy duty cycling, exposure to extreme heat, ill-fitting briefs, insomnia, performance pressure, and emotional stress.

Each of these can be causes of low sperm count in men. However, patients who suffer from this temporary low count can try out some helpful lifestyle changes to boost their sperm count. Keep in mind that male fertility also reflects a man’s general health. Men who live a healthy lifestyle are more likely to produce healthy sperm. Unfortunately, a damaged testicle will not usually regain its sperm-making capabilities. Despite medicine’s limited ability to treat male infertility, many successful treatment options are available for its many causes.

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