All references are available in the References tab. Antioxidants are molecules that help remove and deactivate free radicals and other compounds that damage cells. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. For instance, an observational study in infertile men suggested that taking 2. Also, taking zinc supplements increases testosterone levels and sperm count in those who are low in zinc 39 , 40 , The number of studies exploring the link between sperm health and drugs is limited given ethical considerations.
While Tribulus terrestris does not raise testosterone levels, research indicates that it may possibly enhance the libido-promoting effects of testosterone 32 , 33 , This content does not have an English version. Ask your doctor about sperm-safe lubricants. This, along with regular exercise, improves overall blood flow and circulation.
In some men, an underlying problem such as an inherited chromosomal abnormality, a hormonal imbalance, dilated testicular veins or a condition that blocks the passage of sperm may cause signs and symptoms. This includes examination of your genitals and asking questions about any inherited conditions, chronic health problems, illnesses, injuries or surgeries that could affect fertility. This, along with regular exercise, improves overall blood flow and circulation. The number of studies exploring the link between sperm health and drugs is limited given ethical considerations.
There are treatments available on the NHS or privately that can help you become a dad if you have a low sperm count. Sitting for long periods, wearing tight clothing or working on a laptop computer for long stretches of time also might increase the temperature in your scrotum and slightly reduce sperm production. It is commonly applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, or powder. In such cases, semen can be collected by using a special condom during intercourse. References What is male infertility? Townsend CM Jr, et al. It's a good idea for both you and your partner to get advice, as fertility problems can affect men and women and often it's a combination of both.