Sperm is a male reproductive cell or gamete. Sperm cell form during a process called spermatogenesis. It can not divide, and it has a limited lifespan. But it is essential for fertilizing human egg cell, which is necessary to form a zygote. Sperm is haploid so that its 23 chromosomes join with the 23 chromosomes of the female egg cell to form a diploid cell called a zygote.
1. How Can I Check Sperm Count At Home
With the development in the technology now you can check your sperm count by yourself. There are several kinds of home test kits for sperm analysis. Some test kit gives you an estimated sperm count while some offer you the estimated value of sperm motility. To fertilize the egg cell of the female during the fertilization, the sperm motility becomes crucial; thus, either testing your sperm count check your sperm motility.
YO home-based sperm test kit gives you the estimated value of sperm motility. This test provides a 97% accurate result. This is easy to handle, and analysis can be done within 30 minutes. Some other benefits of this that it is can be done at a comparatively lower price and also give privacy.
The kit comes with the small collector strip where you can load your sample. This strip can be connected to the mobile app. The app will guide you through various steps of analysis and generate result in less than 30 minutes. The sample collector strip is easily removable, and you can also buy additional strip in the market to make it usable.
2. What Causes Low Sperm Count?
Production of sperm is a complex process which needs normal functioning of testicles (testes), hypothalamus and pituitary gland (the organ in your brain which produce a hormone which triggers sperm production).
Once the sperm is produced by testicles, the dedicated tube transport the sperm until it gets mixed with the semen and is ejaculated out of the penis, the problem in any of these system leads to the low sperm count.
Some Medical Issue which leads to the Low Sperm Count
A person is having testicular symptoms, injury, or surgery, as well as genetic conditions like Klinefelter syndrome. These conditions may lead to low sperm count. Cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery, may also affect the hormones which produce sperm.
Radiation of the testicular directly damages the cells which produce sperm. In contrast, the radiation or surgery of the brain may damage the hormone, which triggers sperm production, which leads to the low sperm count. There is a various medical condition which may lead to the low sperm count are:
- Swelling in the veins that drain the testicles, which is called varicocele, and it is one of the common cause of male infertility.
- Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs) which may cause blockage, scarring, or damage to the reproductive system
- Due to issue with ejaculation and erection
- Some issue with the immune system
- Some genetic disorder
Your lifestyle also plays an important role is low sperm count. Regular and excessive use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs may lead to the low sperm count. Anabolic steroids also lead to low sperm count by shrinking testicles.
3. How Can I Increase My Sperm Count Naturally?
There are several home remedies which will help you to increase sperm count naturally. Here we have listed few some home remedies which will help to improve your sperm count.
If you are overweight, then losing excess weight can be the best option for you. Several researches say that losing excess weight increase sperm count and mortality.
A healthy lifestyle is the sing of a normal sperm count. Thus, it is advisable to do exercise regularly. Weightlifting and outdoor games are more likely to increase sperm count.
Consume vitamins, especially C, D and E. These vitamins are known to increase the concentration and mortality of the sperm.