5 Ways To Improve Sperm Count

5 Ways To Improve Sperm Count

Donors at Seattle Sperm Bank provide worthwhile tissue donations that help support people becoming parents. Each donation is analyzed for its potential to be useful in future treatments.

A lot of little changes can go a long way to improve sperm quality and help continue to provide treatment options to people waiting to start their family.

Here are 5 changes you can make today to improve sperm count:

Eat More Nutrient-Rich Foods

A healthy body starts with what you eat, and that includes incorporating a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, nuts, and seeds into your diet. Visiting a local farmers market can give you an idea about what fruits and vegetables are in season, and you can ask the experts about the best ways to enjoy them. If you don’t seem to be getting enough vegetables into your daily regime, an idea is to throw them in a fresh smoothie or juice.

Here is a great site on Healthline to give you ideas about easy healthy snacks.

Exercise Daily

You can start small and build on your exercise routine. Making sure you are having movement daily will improve your both reproductive function and your entire well-being. Finding types of exercise that you enjoy and can be sustainable is key.

Here is a beginner-friendly workout plan that you can do from home!

Avoid Nicotine Products

There have been numerous studies showing nicotine has negative impacts on your overall health. This includes poor-quality semen samples and erectile dysfunction.

Reduce Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Repeated excessive alcohol intake can have detrimental effects on sperm production and hormone regulation. Negative impacts of alcohol can be reduced and reversed, but it can take at least 3 months before seeing any improvements in sperm quality.

Stay Away From Exorbitant Heat Exposure

Sperm cells are sensitive to heat exposure. This includes both external and internal heat including hot tubs, laptops, and fever. If you have had a recent fever or heat exposure, you may need to defer donations for up to 3 months until your sperm counts have had time to recover.

In addition to these 5 steps to improving your sperm health, you should also talk with your treating physician about supplements and medications that you regularly take. Some supplements and medications can have a negative impact on reproductive health. You should speak with a physician if you have any questions about any over-the-counter or prescribed supplements or medications you are taking.  

We are always looking for new donors to join our program. If you are interested in keeping tabs on your health while being compensated here is how to join:

  1. Submit an online application and visit the lab for a semen analysis.
  2. Complete your personal and family medical history questionnaire with our Donor Coordinator.
  3. Visit our physician or nurse practitioner for physical and medical lab work.

If you have any questions about our program, you can reach out to our Donor Coordinators at (204)588-1484 or email donor@seattlespermbank.com.