May 25, Photo: According to a study by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, sperm counts among Western men have dropped more than 50 percent in the past 40 years. That means the effects of poor lifestyle choices can be reversed in just two or three months. Here are some of the most common behaviours responsible for lowering his sperm count and what to do about them. In fact, frequent sexual activity is important for sperm health. Drinking too much coffee Research has shown that moderate caffeine consumption has no negative influence on sperm count or quality, but reasonable consumption is milligrams, or only about two cups of coffee, says Caitlin Dunne, a fertility doctor at the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Vancouver.
9 things your guy is doing that are lowering his sperm count
Low sperm count - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Print Diagnosis When you see a doctor because you're having trouble getting your partner pregnant, he or she will try to determine the underlying cause. Even if your doctor thinks low sperm count is the problem, it is recommended that your partner be evaluated to rule out potential contributing factors and determine if assisted reproductive techniques may be required. Testing and diagnosis may involve the following: General physical examination and medical history This includes examination of your genitals and asking questions about any inherited conditions, chronic health problems, illnesses, injuries or surgeries that could affect fertility. Your doctor might also ask about your sexual habits and your sexual development. Semen analysis A low sperm count is diagnosed as part of a semen analysis test.
Over-exercise Poor diet In addition, exposure to certain toxins, pesticides or lead can also cause male infertility. Also, having a vasectomy may cause anti-sperm antibodies to form and attack sperm, leading to male infertility, which may cause problems if your partner wants to have a vasectomy reversal. Diagnosing Male Infertility If a doctor suspects male infertility, he may run some tests to make a definitive diagnosis. Your partner may first undergo a routine physical exam and semen analysis.
Print Overview Low sperm count means that the fluid semen you ejaculate during an orgasm contains fewer sperm than normal. A low sperm count is also called oligospermia ol-ih-go-SPUR-me-uh. A complete absence of sperm is called azoospermia. Your sperm count is considered lower than normal if you have fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen.