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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.