Based on the most recent World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, experts consider a healthful sperm count to be 15 million per milliliter (ml), or at least 39 million per ejaculate. Doctors consider a sperm count under 15 million per ml to be low, and it may cause fertility issues.
CAUSES OF MALE INFERTILITY?
Heavy use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
Starvation diets or anorexia in the woman.
Tight underwear or pants in the man, which raises the crotch temperature and reduces sperm count.
Stress. In a woman, this may cause her periods to be irregular. In a man, stress may reduce his sperm count.
Changing the timing of sex and the couple’s sexual techniques may also increase the chance of pregnancy. Sometimes the semen from the man fails to reach the woman’s cervix. Placing a pillow under the woman’s hips after intercourse may help prevent spillage of semen.
HOW IS MALE INFERTILITY EVALUATED ?
Get enough exercise and sleep
Relax and minimize stress
Avoid excessive alcohol and drug use
Avoid certain prescription medications
Take a Herbal supplement
Get enough vitamin D
Increase healthful fat intake
Reduce unhealthful fat intake
Get enough zinc
Limit the consumption of soy and estrogen-rich foods
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR?
Taking herbal supplements, may also help. Maintaining a healthful, balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is the best way to boost sperm count through the diet.