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What Does a Low Sperm Count Means?

Monday, October 8th, 2012

A lot of people often joke around about someone having low sperm count. Then again, what these people are not aware of is that the condition of having a very low sperm count is not laughing matter at all. A low sperm level can mean a lot of things. Again, one’s sperm levels are connected with his overall health, thus the matter ought to be taken seriously and given immediate action.

When is Sperm Count Low?

A low sperm level is the most typical infertility issue for males. Generally speaking, one’s sperm count is measured based on the ratio of sperm that’s ejaculated per milliliter of semen. Normal levels are usually around 40-300 million per semen millileter. Thus, a low sperm level is one that’s below 20 million.

The Causes of Low Sperm Levels

A low sperm count can be brought about by a variety of factors. It could be genetic; it could possibly be caused by environmental elements, etc. The low levels might be brought on due to too much stress, or in most cases, certain nutritional deficiencies that are temporally lowering the man’s levels.

In general, a low sperm count maybe causes by any of these (but are also not limited to these):

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Malnutrition
  • Stress
  • Age
  • Exposure to radiation, heavy metals, too much heat
  • Sexual problems
  • Genetic problems

The Implication of Having a Very Low Sperm Count

What does is mean if a man has a low sperm count? Well, obviously it is an infertility problem. Meaning, the man will be having difficulty conceiving a child because of his low sperm levels. One should never think that a low sperm count means that a person is at a higher risk of acquiring prostate or any form of testicular cancer; this is such a myth. Then again, there are indeed rare cases wherein a low sperm count level could possibly be a sign or symptom of some other ailment or illness. To be on the safe side, men who still have very low levels of sperm, regardless if he has taken a ton of supplements to correct the issue, should immediately seek medical advice to be sure.

A Low Sperm Count Level is Not Forever

A low sperm count is not a permanent disability, take note of that. This infertility problem can easily be corrected with the help of the right supplements and medication. In some cases, a man only even needs to be on the right diet or the right lifestyle to correct the problem.

Azoospermia: The Worst Case Scenario

Having a very low sperm count level is actually way better than having no level of sperm at all. The medical condition wherein a male doesn’t have any measurable sperm level is referred to as azoospermia. Azoospermia is very rare, in fact only about 1% of the total male species have this condition. Technically speaking, azoospermia equates to sterility and to date, there isn’t any tested and proven medical treatment for it that is 100% sure proof.

The Pros and Cons of a Penis Extender

Friday, October 5th, 2012

A man’s penis is something that is very valuable to him. If you are a man, you are very particular with the condition of your penis at all times. You take care of it, you make sure that it is well performing and you are very proud of its size particularly if it is of an average size or an above average size. Unfortunately, if your penis is of a below average sized penis, then there may be a chance that you will be bothered by it. As such, you can get so self conscious to the point that you end up getting a penis extender. When this happens, you really should think very hard about it in order to ensure that your extension option is something that will not give you more problems in the end. In order to help you, here are some pros and cons that you should consider.

Pros of a Penis Extender

Longer penis size – a longer penis size is often preferred by most men. You can have an adequately sized penis but you will still prefer a longer penis size just for the sake of having a longer penis. This really just a vanity issue in some men who plan to get a longer penis. A longer penis means that he is manlier. A longer penis size is definitely something that can improve a man’s life. This is the main reason why many men want extenders.

More confidence – a longer penis can make you more confident. This is because men are very particular with the length of their penis. A man with the longest penis can often be treated as the Alpha Male in the group. Alpha males mean more confident and more effective at their work.

Cons of a Penis Extender

Expensive – penis extenders can be expensive particularly if you go with something that is of the highest quality. Every clinic has a special kind of extension technique that they have patented themselves. This is why it is very expensive to have your penis extended from a reputable clinic. Some men who are very conscious about the inadequate length of their penis would often work very hard for years in order to have enough money on hand to afford the required extension procedure. Sometimes, they often end up compromising their desired length because they can no longer afford the length that they actually want.

It affects sexual prowess – some extension techniques can also compromise a man’s sexual prowess. The erection and hardness can be affected by certain surgical procedures. With artificial extensions, there can be some sensitivity issues as well. It all comes down to how badly you want to have your penis extended.

If you really want to make sure that you get the right penis extension, then you should talk with your doctor. They are the best persons to tell you if the procedure that you want done on your penis is something that will not affect the health of your penis in a very negative manner.