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Your Sperm Health

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Your Sperm Health

It has been observed that most men don’t pay much attention to the topic of fertility or sperm health until they decide to start a family; but is this a healthy approach?

Experts suggests that maintenance of reproductive health is important for a number of reasons. For instance, an average male must produce a large number of healthy and viable sperms in order to ensure an uneventful pregnancy. In addition, since sperms are also a source of genetic information, it is very important that the DNA of sperms is fully intact to minimize the risk of genetic disorders in the offspring.

What Can Be Done To Maintain Adequate Sperm Health?

Every male (regardless of age and race) should take optimal measures to maintain sperm health. For instance, regular physical activity and exercise is known to boost the secretion of testosterone, which in turn helps in maintaining libido and production of sperms in the testicles. Other helpful strategies that can directly boost your sperm health are:

Since physiological aging is associated with declining fertility, males over 35 years should take extra caution by eliminating toxic compounds and chemicals from diet; for example:

Study reported in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism (2) suggested that sperm changes that occur secondary to obesity and metabolic dysfunction can be reversed by diet modification and physical workouts.

What Are Some Common Health Issues That Can Interfere With Sperm Health?

It is always a good idea to see a registered healthcare professional if you are experiencing difficulty in impregnating your partner.

What Can Be Done If Semen Sample Is Unhealthy/ Inadequate?

If no treatment or remedy seems to work, you should consider other alternatives (or assisted reproductive techniques) to achieve fruitful results. This includes:

The choice of treatment and success rate varies; depending on patient factors, preferences and overall health status.


1. Mora-Esteves, C., & Shin, D. (2013). Nutrient supplementation: improving male fertility fourfold. Semin Reprod Med, 31(4), 293-300.

2. Palmer, N. O., Bakos, H. W., Owens, J. A., Setchell, B. P., & Lane, M. (2012). Diet and exercise in an obese mouse fed a high-fat diet improve metabolic health and reverse perturbed sperm function. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, 302(7), E768-E780.

3. Martenies, S. E., & Perry, M. J. (2013). Environmental and occupational pesticide exposure and human sperm parameters: a systematic review. Toxicology, 307, 66-73.

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