Normally there will be at least 40 million sperms per milliliter of semen.
When a man has fewer than 15 million sperms per milliliter of semen is called as low sperm count (Oligospermia). When there are no sperms in semen is called as azoospermia.
When you have low sperm count, there are lower chances of getting pregnant. But the strange factor is that only one sperm is enough to make you a father!
There are some important things that you should do to have a better sperm count.
Quit smoking and alcohol; Smocking reduces sperm count and make sperms week. Much alocoholing also can affect the same way as smoking.
Reduce your weight; Overweight can cause testosterone/estrogen imbalances.
Protect your testicles from overheating;
· Avoid keeping your mobile in trouser pockets.
· Do not keep your laptop on your lap.
· Wear lose comfortable under garments.
· Sleep without under wears. Avoid hot baths.
Avoid chlorinated tap water, chlorine bleach and other chlorinated products; use hydrogen peroxide as an alternative.
Avoid performing prolonged activities such as bicycling or horseback riding, especially on a hard seat or poorly adjusted bicycle.
There are some drugs that can cause low sperm count. So talk to your doctor about it.
Make sure that you have not exposed to any toxins which can affect your Sperm count.
Reduce stress levels by learning relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation.
Food that can improve your sperm count
Asparagus: It has high amount of vitamin C which will prevent sperm from oxidizing.
Oysters: They are very rich in zinc and a good portion of sperm is composed of zinc. Oysters can make the sperms healthier. Remember it is the best natural aphrodisiac.
Carrots and lettuce: Studies has shown that beta-carotene – found in carrots and lettuce can make sperms healthier and better motile.
Walnuts: Walnuts contain arganine, which helps the testicles to increase sperm production and also aids in semen volume increase. It also contains Omega-3 fatty acids which improve the blood flow to the penis.
Tomatoes : Lycopene found in the tomatoes increases the sperm count. It is a freat antioxidant which prevents the sperm from getting oxidized.
Bananas: Banana contains a rare enzyme called Bromelain which has been shown to regulate sex hormones. Bananas energize your sexual life. It can help to boost your libido
Beef: Doctors keep on telling you to take your hands off from red meat. But It contains lot of zinc in it which can make your sperm healthier. In fact, zinc goes even further to prevent testosterone from converting to estrogen, which is the culprit of a low sex drive.
Fatty Fish: Fish like Tuna contains selenium, which is known to increase sperm count. People who consume tuna on a regular basis should stick with canned tuna. It contains less mercury than fresh tuna.
Eggs: Egg is rich in selenium and vitamin B12. This can increase your sperm count.
Citrus Fruits: Antioxidants found in citrus fruits can increase the sperm count. Orange and grape juices are recommended for this purpose.
Pomegranates juice can lower a chemical in the blood called malondialidehyde which destroy the sperms.