A low sperm count occurs when you ejaculate less sperm than usual. Sperm production in men is complex. There are numerous elements involved.
To produce healthy sperm, a man's testicles, hypothalamus, and pituitary glands must all be working usually. A low sperm count can also be caused by abnormal sperm shape, motility, or function.
A low sperm count can be caused by several health conditions (infections, hormone imbalances), lifestyle habits (smoking, drug use, stress, depression, or being overweight), and medical treatments.
What Is Considered a Normal Sperm Count?
An average sperm count ranges from 15 million to over 200 million sperm per millilitre of semen. A sperm count between 20 to 40 million sperm per ml is considered lower than average, and doctors may order further tests to investigate. A low sperm count is deemed below 15 million sperm per ml. Even a single sperm can fertilise an egg.
Why Does a Healthy Sperm Count Matter?
A low sperm count may decrease the chances that a sperm will fertilise an egg, resulting in pregnancy. However, many men with low sperm counts can still conceive a child. Even a single sperm can fertilise an egg.
Signs of Low Sperm Count: What Are They?
An inability to conceive is the primary indication of a sperm count that is too low. It's possible that you won't feel anything at all. Symptoms may occur in cases where the sperm count is down due to factors such as hormonal imbalance, more prominent veins in the testicles, or blockages in the sperm's path.
If your sperm count is low, you may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Sexual dysfunctions, like erectile dysfunction (ED) or a lack of sex drive
- Testicular abnormalities, including swelling, discomfort, or a lump
- Hair loss on the body or face,
How to Optimally Boost Your Sperm Count
Adjustments to your way of life may help you achieve or maintain an average sperm count. Here’s what you can do:
- Try to avoid using tobacco products and illegal narcotics.
- Reduce or eliminate your alcohol consumption.
- Discuss with your doctor any drugs you may be taking that could lower your sperm count.
- Maintain an ideal body weight
- Reduce stress
- Avoid extreme temperatures
- Stay away from harmful chemicals, metals, and pesticides.
When Should You See a Doctor?
It may be time to consult with a doctor if you are attempting to conceive when you have the chance to consult with a professional; make sure also to consult if you deal with symptoms of premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, or any other sexual health issues.
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