There are a lot of factors that can affect a man’s sperm and make it difficult for a couple to become pregnant. Here are some common solutions that could be a helping factor for you or your partner.
1. Regularly brush and floss your teeth
It’s not commonly known that a bacteria (called bacteriospermia) can cause male infertility. At the same time, research has shown that poor dental hygiene is linked to poor sperm health.
Men who regularly take care of their teeth and visit the dentist tend to have greater sperm health.
2. Reduce pesticide intake
Some fruits and vegetables have high pesticide residues, and men who consume them have been shown to have a lower sperm count.
Pay attention to where your fruits and vegetables come from. In general, peppers, spinach, strawberries, apples and pears tend to have higher pesticide residues.
3. Talk to a fertility doctor
There’s nothing wrong with asking a fertility doctor how to increase your sperm count. They can provide a semen analysis, and may be able to diagnose the cause so you can start more targeted treatment, such as IVF medications.
4. Avoid soy
Harvard research found that men who eat half a serving of soy per day have a lower sperm count than men who don’t. This may be because of the isoflavones found in soy, which have estrogen-like effects.