Councils to Improve Sperm Quality

The best advice to help you prevent problems in the quality of your sperm.

1. Take a regular supplement of vitamins for fertility, including folic acid.

2. If you are an active smoker, stop smoking because you can significantly decrease the motility of the sperm cells.

3. Avoid overheating the scrotum: An increase in scrotal temperature (caused by very tight underwear for a long time, in the sauna, for example) can affect the production and quality of sperm.

4. Avoid stress and practice exercises such as yoga to help you relax. Stress can be responsible for problems that have to do with the quality of sperm, such as; cause hormonal issues.

5. Maintain a healthy weight: Weight influences estrogen and testosterone levels.

6. Stop using drugs: Prolonged use of addictive drugs (e.g., alcohol, marijuana, cocaine). It is scientifically proven to affect the quality of sperm.


7. For those who choose the use of anabolic steroids during the practice of muscle training (may cause testicular shrinkage).

Stay away from dangerous toxins (such as pesticides, lead, paint, radiation, radioactive substances, mercury, benzene, boron, and heavy metals)

Eat well, stay hydrated and sleep well (between 6 and 8 hours). Malnutrition and anemia can negatively affect your sperm count per milliliter of sperm.

Following these good practices and behaviors can improve a man’s fertility and should be considered a lot when a couple is trying to conceive a child.

Seek medical help to improve low sperm count and quality. When the level of semen exceeds the number of sperm, it will be a big problem since most of the sperm is in the first drops of ejaculation. One option is to remove the sperm before ejaculation, collect and store your semen, then deliver it to a laboratory for the artificial insemination procedure as long as a reproductive health specialist recommends this last procedure.