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Increasing Sperm Production

Men who are attempting to conceive but who are found to have “low sperm counts” require detailed testing in an attempt to identify a specific cause. When the cause remains unknown and techniques are applied to utilize the current low counts. In other cases, sperm production can be increased over 2-4 months using fertility stimulating medications.

For men who have effective sperm-making machinery, the addition of medications will sometimes allow the natural increase in sperm production. Sperm require 2-3 months to fully mature, so the treatment takes time, but in properly selected cases, this approach can be quite helpful, sometimes allowing for spontaneous conception.

There are always general recommendations for men with low sperm production that may be helpful toward improvement. These approaches include:

  • Eating a healthy diet, rich in anti-oxidants.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Avoiding excess alcohol and tobacco exposure.
  • Increasing physical activity.