you very much for your question.
analysis is one of the first tests done to evaluate a man's fertility.
It can help determine if a problem in sperm production or quality
of the sperm is causing infertility. Approximately half of couples
unable to have children have a male infertility problem.
values of semen analysis are :
normal volume varies from 1.5 to 5.0 milliliter per ejaculation.
The sperm count varies from 20 to 150 million sperm per milliliter.
results may suggest a male infertility problem. For example, if the
sperm count is very low or very high, there is a likelihood of being
less fertile. The acidity of the semen and the presence of white blood
cells (suggesting infection) may influence fertility. Testing may
reveal abnormal shapes or abnormal movements of the sperm.
there are many unknowns in male infertility. The results from the
test may fail to explain the cause.
low sperm count or abnormal semen is found, further testing may be
of these abnormalities are reversible or treatable.
quantity and quality are the main parameters in semen quality, which
is a measure of the ability of semen to accomplish fertilization.
are some suggestions for your husband:
fresh, wholesome, preferably organic food, and always start with a
* Eat protein (chicken, red meat or fish) once a day.
* Avoid yeast products because they brew alcohol in the gut. Avoid
all foodstuffs that are acidic or sour (citrus fruits, pineapple,
mango, chilli, olives, vinegar, alcohol, coffee, deep fried, canned
or processed foods, canned drinks) as these can act as spermicides-
Drink tea only in moderation.
* Mix an egg into a glass of hot milk add salt and pepper to taste,
and drink In the Orient, raw eggs are eaten this way to aid sperm
production, (Make sure the eggs are organic to avoid the risk of salmonella.)
* Take Ashwagandha Indian ginseng: one daily for two months.
* Take Fortex to increase sperm volumes one daily for three months.
* Take one 15mg tablet daily for two months of either zinc citrate
or Shilajit -this is extracted from a bitumen-like rock in the Himalayan
mountains and has optimum concentration of magnesium, zinc and many
trace elements necessary for healthy sperm.
* Take positive steps to manage stress, which may be responsible for
backache, constipation and bingeing on food and drink. Walk daily
in the fresh air for at least 30 minutes. Do other exercise which
you enjoy. Practise yoga or a martial art such as t'ai chi. Listen
to a relaxation tape at night to improve sleep quality.
* Constipation can affect nutrient absorption, so ensure this is not
a problem by drinking at least eight large glasses of still water
daily between meals. Eat plenty of fruits such as figs, prunes and
papaya for breakfast. If constipated, take Herbolax to regulate bowel
you're trying to conceive, remember simple "do's" for how
to get pregnant:
sex regularly. If you consistently have sex two or three times a week,
you're almost certain to hit a fertile period at some point. For healthy
couples who want to conceive, there's no such thing as too much sex.
For many couples, this might be all it takes.
sex once a day near the time of ovulation. Daily intercourse during
the days leading up to ovulation might increase the odds of conception.
Although your partner's sperm concentration is likely to drop slightly
each time you have sex, the reduction isn't usually an issue for healthy
healthy lifestyle choices. Maintain a healthy weight, include moderate
physical activity in your daily routine, eat a healthy diet, limit
caffeine and manage stress. The same good habits will serve you and
your baby well during pregnancy.
preconception planning. Your health care provider can assess your
overall health and help you identify lifestyle changes that might
improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy. Preconception planning
is especially helpful if you or your partner have any health issues.
your vitamins. Folic acid plays an essential role in a baby's development.
A daily prenatal vitamin or folic acid supplement beginning a few
months before conception significantly reduces the risk of spina bifida
and other neural tube defects.
your odds of conceiving, also keep important "don'ts" in
smoke. Tobacco affects cervical mucus, which can prevent sperm from
reaching the egg. Smoking may also increase the risk of miscarriage
and deprive your developing baby of oxygen and nutrients. If you smoke,
ask your health care provider to help you quit before conception.
For your family's sake, vow to quit for good.
drink alcohol. Generally, it's best to avoid alcohol if you're hoping
to conceive - and alcohol is off-limits if you're pregnant.
take medication without your health care provider's OK.Certain medications
- even those available without a prescription - can make it difficult
to conceive. Others might not be safe once you're pregnant.
depend on vaginal lubricants. Various over-the-counter vaginal lubricants,
including K-Y Jelly, can decrease fertility. Saliva can have the same
effect. If you need a lubricant, consider mineral oil or canola oil
- or ask your doctor for other suggestions.
overdo strenuous exercise. Although moderate physical activity can
help promote fertility, going overboard might have the opposite effect.
Some research suggests that more than seven hours a week of vigorous
aerobic activity can actually impair fertility.
affects both men and women - and treatment is available. Depending
on the source of the problem, your gynecologist, your partner's urologist
or your family doctor might be able to help. In some cases, a fertility
specialist offers the best hope.
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