In recent times this subject has gone from being somehow unmentionable to something that can be discussed more openly, but is still beset by myths, anecdote and urban legends. In this article we unpack some of those myths. We examine the causes of the condition and the question of whether there is a cure for low sperm count. We also consider recent developments in how to test for low sperm count. Finally, our optimistic message is that there are a range of low sperm count treatment options available.
Low sperm count
10 Ways to Boost Male Fertility and Increase Sperm Count
It affects about one in every six couples, and researchers estimate about one in every three cases is due to fertility problems in the male partner alone 1 , 2. While infertility is not always treatable, it can sometimes be improved with a healthy diet, supplements and other lifestyle strategies. This article lists some of the main lifestyle factors, foods, nutrients and supplements that have been associated with improved fertility in men. Male infertility is when a man has a poor chance of making his female partner pregnant.
How to Deal with a Low Sperm Count
Declining sperm counts and the increasing average age of first-time parents spell trouble for human fertility, especially when set against the backdrop of ageing populations. EMBO reports advance online publication April; doi We all exist because of our parent's fertility; yet in the grand scheme of evolution, fertility is a crucial selection factor that has determined the future of our own and many other species. This is the situation for the UK, the EU, and most developed and developing nations [ 1 ].