What Is Sperm

What Is Sperm

When talking about infertility, many people around the world still think it’s a “woman’s problem.” Over the past couple of years it is always women who have been the focus of discussion around infertility. But, what many people don’t know is the fact that over half the cases of infertility are caused by men. How can a man suffer infertility? Well, it can be caused by many things. In this case, it’s related to sperm count. But, first things first: what is infertility?

Infertility is the inability to conceive after at least one year of unprotected intercourse. Since most people are able to conceive within this time, physicians recommend that couples unable to do so be assessed for fertility problems. In men, hormone disorders, illness, reproductive anatomy trauma, and low sperm count can be the cause of infertility.

So, if you are having trouble conceiving, then a sperm count test is likely to be on top of your list. Yes. I understand it can be embarrassing to you. But the sooner you discover about your fertility, the sooner you can start treatment and having successful pregnancy with your wife. A little visit to a urologist should start the evaluation with a basic interview and examination. Many urologist have different approach to this case, and besides sperm count test, there are some other tests they will do to you in order to determine your exact condition. Here is the list:

* Sperm count test.Basically, a sperm count test measures the amount of sperm in one unit volume of semen. Normally, there are 20 million to 150 million of sperm in one unit of semen. A urologist will try to estimate the amount of your sperm count, examine the shape of your sperm, how they move, their pH balance, and many other things. Generally, higher number of  your sperm count means the higher of your chance to become fertile.

* Anti-sperm Antibodies.Antibodies are some proteins that are found in blood or other bodily fluids, and are used by the immune system to identify and neutralize some foreign objects, such as bacteria and viruses. So, they are like “soldiers”  that protect the territory of our body from invaders. However, some men have an abnormal antibodies. Instead of guarding the territory, these ‘soldiers” are attacking their own friends, including sperm. These antibodies blocking the sperm on the way to the egg, preventing fertilization. In this case, making the sperm is not the problem, but how to get them to go where they need to go is the problem.

* Hormone evaluation.Testosterone, just like many other hormones, are made in the brain. It controls sexual functioning in your body. This includes enhanced libido, increased energy, and the production of red blood cells, which is also important to your fertility.

* Physical examination.Physical examination is a process to investigates your body for signs of disease. This includes taking medical history. A complete physical examination also includes the evaluation of your general appearance and specific organ systems, such as sex organs.

What Is Sperm

So, those are some of the tests you have to know and there are others. You should learn more about them in order to help you detect the cause of your infertility. But don’t be discourages, there is also a simple way you can do to increase your fertility.

Your semen reflects what you eat… All the body’s secretions such as sweat, saliva, urine and your sperm smell and flavor are affected by what you eat. What goes in comes out and is reflected in the flavor and smell. Ever notice how when you eat a curry with lots of garlic onions and spices how the smell comes out of your skin afterward? It’s also in Your Semen just as it’s in your sweat. Changing your diet will have an effect on your body’s secretions including your semen.
Most techniques or supplements that claim to alter the flavor of semen aim to increase the amount of sugars in it, and disguise the salty bitter taste, but most don’t work, you simply need a change of diet. The best way to have better tasting semen is the most obvious, a good diet and clean living. Cut your intake of the following: Alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, junk food with lots of chemicals and preservatives. You should also limit foods that break down into strong tasting or smelling chemicals that are excreted by the body. Fruits and some vegetables are good, but some are definitely not recommended. Good examples are asparagus; onions and garlic contain high amounts of sulfur and vegetables from the cabbage family, like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, kale which all add to semens bitter taste. Strongly spiced dishes, like curries comes out and flavors semen.
Of course, you don’t want to have a diet all the time just to get better tasting semen, but if you love your partner keep away from the madras curry! Eat your greens & drink more fruit juice! A recent study concluded that vegetarians have better tasting semen, which leads to an obvious conclusion. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and drink lots of juice and water (at least two liters a day) to flush out your body. Eating or drinking pineapple juice is strongly recommended as the best a way to make Your Semen sweeter. Citrus fruits and cranberry juice are also good, because they make the body’s pH more acidic, which balances the alkalinity of semen which gives it its salty, bleach taste. All fruits juices and fruits have a high sugar content, so make sure you eat and drink plenty.
Other great foods for better tasting semen Parsley, wheatgrass, and celery have been recommended for sweeter semen as well because of the chlorophyll they contain. Cinnamon, cardamom, peppermint and lemon are also great foods for better tasting semen. Keep in mind Your body takes around 12 – 24 hours to secrete what you put into it, so keep this in mind when eating the foods listed above.

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