It’s true. Sadly, these days infertility in men is a common issue. Who is to blame? Today’s lifestyle habits, of course. Just to clear the air, in medical terms, infertility in men is ruled out until it has been one year of regular intercourse and yet the couple hasn’t been able to conceive. There could be a lot of reasons behind infertility in men, so you may want to visit a doctor to figure out the underlying cause. But there are many natural remedies that are known to cure the condition. Here are some:
Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds help increase the functioning of male reproductive system. They are extremely rich in fatty acids and zinc and also increase sperm production.
Coffee: Coffee increases the sperm motility within the uterus. Drinking one or two cups of coffee daily can help solve the problem gradually.
Garlic: Garlic is one of the best and most effective remedies for treating infertility in men. Just chew three to four cloves of garlic to improve the quality and quantity of your sperms. (Don’t forget to use a breath freshener after that, though!)
Nutritional supplements: Nutritional supplements can help a great deal. Eat a healthy and clean diet and take some multi-vitamins along with your diet to increase both quality and quantity of your sperm. It can also help cure erectile dysfunction. Include these essential nutrients in your diet – zinc, foliate, vitamins E and B complex, and essential fatty acids.
Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng: Indian ginseng is really effective in treating impotence and low sperm count. It is a strong natural aphrodisiac. Take ayurvedic ginseng tablets or mix one tablespoon of ashwagandha/ginseng in a glass of warm milk and drink it twice daily.
Arginine: Arginine is an essential amino acid found in chocolates, chicken, nuts, fish, meat, and dairy products. It increases sperm count and motility once inside the female reproductive track.
Apart from the aforementioned remedies, here are some don’ts if you want to be able to conceive successfully:
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Avoid wearing tight underwear: Wearing tight underwear affects the quality of your sperm. The heat generated due to friction can destroy sperms, so always wear loose underwear which allows your skin to breathe. This would even help to increase your sperm productivity.
Avoid hot baths: Hot water decreases the quality and production of sperms. So try to avoid spending too much time in sauna baths and hot tubs.
Avoid placing the laptop on your lap: It is said that the heat and radiation emitting out of your laptop can greatly damage your sperms. While you can’t avoid using a laptop, try to place it on a table or desk and not on your lap. And ditto for mobile phones and other electronic devices.
Avoid soy foods: Soy products may cause hormonal imbalance in men and prevent the testosterone from doing its job properly.
If these remedies don’t seem to help you, then maybe it’s time to visit the doctor and discuss alternative methods to conceive.