5 Things That Are Sperm Killers

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You might be sexually satisfied with your partner but still facing problems in getting pregnant. Well, you are not the only one. Getting pregnant is just not about having sex when you are ovulating. Sometimes, there are lot more things that can deplete your chance of having a baby. The reasons can vary from low sperm count, sperm allergy, poor egg quality, and ineffective sperm. According to many studies every 1 out of 10 couples suffer from fertility problems and the reason is low men sperm count. The facts states, in order to conceive the male partner has to release at least 40 million sperms per ejaculation.
So, here are 5 things that you should avoid in order to increase your sperm count.

1. Hot tub bath: Yes you read it right, hot tub bath can lower your sperm count. In order to function properly human testes has to stay cooler when compared to rest of the body. If the temperature of the testicles rises above 98 degree then it could destroy male sperms. So, males should avoid hot tub baths or 'Wet Heat' if planning to have a baby.


2. Briefs: Though researchers have found that briefs does not have a major effect on lowering the sperm count but they also advocate that boxers are better than briefs. The reason behind this is that briefs are tight fitting and wearing them for long periods can overheat the testes. This in turn can lower your sperm count.

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3. Cell Phones: If your wife wants to get pregnant then make sure you have firm control on your usage of cell phone. A study has found that men who use cell phones for more than fours hours a day had significantly lower sperm count. It is because men usually carry their phones in their pants pocket that exposes the testes to their mobile radiation. It has a negative effect on sperm count. So, we suggest to use cell phone covers to limit the effect of radiation.


4. Obesity: With growing urbanization and desk job the chances of becoming obese is always high. Many health problems are associated with obesity and one such problem is poor functioning of sexual glands. In females, obesity has been associated with increased production of hormone (estrogen) and in men it has been associated with decreased sperm count. Many researches have found that obese men have reduced testicular function and sperm count.


5. Alcohol: When planning for a baby you should limit the use of alcohol. It might be a bad news for men but now it is a proven fact that limitless use of alcohol can deteriorate the quality of sperm. Alcohol prevents the body from absorbing zinc which is one of the most important minerals in the formation of the sperm cell.


These are the five things that can adversely effect men's sperm count. So, avoid these to increase the sperm count.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 16:37 [IST]
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