Scanty Sperm: Causes And Treatment for Less Sperm Production

Question: What condition can cause scanty production of sperm? What are the possible causes of scanty sperm? Do you recommend any natural treatment for this?
Answer: Less sperm count can be the main reason for sterility in males.

Causes of Less Sperm Production

  • Age: As the age advances the sperm count, motility and viscosity in many male decreases.
  • Stress physical and mental: Any type of stress can temporarily reduce the sperm count.
  • If the testicles are exposed to extreme heat conditions or work environment, there is tendency for less sperm production.
  • Varicocele: Here the veins of the testicle become tortuous and the feeling is like a bunch of grapes. Scanty sperms are found in this condition.
  • Tobacco, cocaine and other drugs can cause low sperm count, low motility, and reduce the life span.
  • Malnourishment: Lack of vitamins and mineral deficiencies can result into scanty sperm count. Vitamin most valuable for increasing the sperm count are Vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C.
    lack of minerals such as Selenium, Zinc can also be the reason for scanty sperm count.
  • Abnormality in the vas deferens, the tube carrying the sperms.
  • Excessive radiation can affect the cells producing sperms and thus may be one of the causes of scanty sperm production.
  • Toxins, chemical and infections can cause scanty sperm count. E.g. DDT, hydrocarbons, dioxin’s, arsenic, cadmium.

Treatment for Scanty Sperm Count

  • Treat the cause like varicocele by surgical intervention
  • Change your life style, reduce stress, and avoid tobacco, drugs, and alcohol.
  • Eat bananas, oysters, almonds they are rich in zinc.
  • Reduce your weight if you are obese.