Infertility is a condition and not a disease! Every couple wants a baby in their life to complete a family. And many couples try to conceive a baby and 85% of couples achieve pregnancy within a year! But some couples have to wait more or there is some fertility issue.
What is infertility? It is a condition in the which the male or female couldn’t get conceive naturally and need medical help to achieve pregnancy. Male fertility depends on the quantity and quality of sperm. If the sperm if of poor quality, it will be difficult for him to cause a pregnancy.
According to the recent report of WHO on the status of infertility in India, approximately 50% is due to male factor infertility. According to WHO, the estimation of overall prevalence of primary fertility in India is between 3.9 to 16.8%. Primary fertility means that the couple has never been conceived.
Research suggests that men and women both differ in psychological responses to infertility.Samira Malik, from the institute of work at the University of Nottingham UK said” men are infact equally affected by the unfulfilled desire for their child but
less open about their feelings” .
Causes Of Male Infertility
Abnormal sperm production and function are due to undescended testicles, genetic defects, health problems such as diabetes, hormone imbalances, infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea , mumps of HIV and variocele, celiac disease and prior surgeries and environmental causes.
Let’s dive straight into the simple home remedies to follow to boost the production of sperms!
1. Include Nuts In The Diet!
Studies mentioned that adding nuts to the diet improve sperm quality. Researchers at Rogira I virgii University find out that after a 14 week study, participants who had diet with walnuts,almonds, hazelnuts ( about 60 grams which is two handful) saw a 16 percent increase in sperm count along with notable improvement of sperm quality.
These findings were presented in the annual meeting” European society of human reproduction and embryology at July 2018.
2. Vitamin C
It is an important vitamin which plays an essential role in male fertility.
Research studies shows that increasing vitamin C to your diet improves the quality of sperm health. Vitamin are rich in oranges, lemon, grapes, mango, papaya, watermelon, berries etc.
Bananas are full of vitamin A, B1 and C which helps your body to increase sperm health and boost the sperm production. The tropical fruit contains a rare enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain plays an important role in improving sperm health.
It is important to note that zinc deficiency also leads to poor sperm health. Zinc is often found in high concentration in testicles during the production of healthy semen. Thus, it plays a vital role in sperm development. Zinc rich foods include meat,
shellfish, legumes, seeds, nuts and eggs.
5.Stop Overconsumption Of Alcohol!
Studies shows that heavy consistent drinking or binge drinking five or more of drinks in man in a two hour time frame have huge negative impacts on sperm health. They start to lower the testosterone levels and raise the estrogen levels and cause impotence or Infertility.
Studies have shown that men who smoke have decreased the quality of sperm, sperm motility, fewer normal shaped sperm and increased sperm DNA damage. Tobacco contains more than 4000 chemicals and a myriad of known carcinogens.
Several clinical studies are proved that smokers have decreases sperm quality compared to non smokers. Smoking was associated with the decrease of sperm counts by 17.5% and in total motile sperm cells by 16.6% when compared to non smokers.
7. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds extract may increase testosterone levels which are linked to increased sperm production and health.
Another study founds that these seeds are only maintaining healthy testosterone levels. Even some supplements can be helpful. Health Trends helped us with ranking the quality ones.
8. Ashwagandha Root
It is a small woody plant with yellow flowers native to India and South Africa.
Ashwagandha is an root of Indian traditional medicine, an adaptogen which strengthens the adrenal glands and improves the fight or flight hormones and relieves stress.
A study shows that when participant were given KSM 66 Ashwagandha for the period of 60 days ,their cortisol levels reduced by 27 percent.
In a 3 month study in 75 men experiencing
Infertility, five grams of Ashwagandha daily increased sperm count and motility.