Healthy sperm improves your fertility

Healthy sperm will help improve fertility is undeniable, however, not all men are lucky to have healthy sperm and know what the factors that evaluate sperm are.

1. Sperm evaluation factors

Sperm evaluation factors include:

  • Quantity: In each ion,there are about 15 million sperm in 1ml of semen. Too little sperm can make it difficult to have children because there are fewer candidates willing to fertilize eggs.
  • Mobility: To reach and fertilize eggs, sperm must move – thread and swim through the woman's cervical, uterus and ovulation ducts. This is called mobility. Fertility is higher if at least 40 percent of sperm is moving.
  • Structure (erm): Normal sperm has an oval head and a long tail, which coordinates with each other to help the sperm move. Although not as important as the number or movement of sperm, the more sperm a man has with a normal shape and structure, the more likely you are to conceive.

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2. Causes of birth problems

Middle age

The mobility of sperm and normal sperm rates tend to decrease with age, especially after the age of 50

There are many causes that affect the fertility of men, including:

  • Problems in the lower hills or still glands – parts of the brain that signal to the testicles produce testosterone and sperm (secondary genital failure)
  • Pathology of the testicles
  • Sperm transport disorders

Age also plays an important role. The mobility of sperm and the normal percentage of sperm tend to decrease with age, affecting fertility, especially after the age of 50.

3. The best way to have healthy sperm

You can follow these steps to increase your chances of having healthy sperm, including:

  • Maintain a healthy weight: Some studies show that an increased BMI body mass index is associated with a decrease in the number and mobility of sperm.
  • Healthy diet: Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, which are high in antioxidants – and have the potential to help increase sperm quality.
  • Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): Sexually transmitted diseases – such as chlamydia and gonorrhea – can cause male infertility. To protect yourself, limit the number of sexual girlfriends and always use condoms for each relationship.
  • Stress control: Stress can reduce sexual ability and affect the hormones necessary for sperm production.
  • Workout: Moderate physical activity can increase the concentration of strong antioxidant enzymes, helping to protect sperm.

4. What not to do


Men who smoke cigarettes have a low risk of sperm levels

Sperm is particularly sensitive to environmental agents, such as high temperatures or exposure to toxic chemicals, to ensure fertility, please:

  • Non-smoking: Men who smoke have a low risk of sperm volume. You can consult a doctor to find the most suitable method of smoking cessation.
  • Limit drinking: Drinking a lot of alcohol can reduce testosterone secretion, cause help help and reduce sperm production.
  • Avoid the use of certain types of lubricants when having sex: While waiting for the results of further research on the effect of lubricants on fertility, you should avoid using these products. If necessary, you can use baby oil, or sperm-friendly products.
  • Consult your doctor about the medication you are taking: Calcium channel blockers, tri-ring antidepressants, anti-androgens and other drugs can contribute to birth problems. Anabolic steroids can have similar effects.
  • Beware of toxic chemicals: Exposure to pesticides, lead and other toxins can affect sperm quantity and quality. If you have to work with toxins, make sure it's safe. For example, wear clothing and protective equipment, and avoid skin exposure to chemicals.
  • Keep the temperature moderate: Rising scrotal temperature can interfere with sperm production. Although the benefits are not yet fully proven, wearing wide underwear, reducing long sitting, avoiding saunas and hot tubs, limiting contact between scrotum and warm objects, such as laptops, can enhance sperm quality.

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can reduce sperm production and can cause permanent infertility. Consult your doctor about obtaining and storing sperm before treatment.

Lead a healthy lifestyle as well as avoid possible adverse effects to improve fertility. However, if after 1 year of relationship do not use protective measures that you and your partner have not been able to have children, you should see a specialist to evaluate and find the appropriate treatment.

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About: Minh Quynh

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