Treatments for low sperm count (oligospermia) need to match the cause of the condition, and raising personal health with Personal Fertility Profiles (PFPs) is often the most effective option. There are herbal supplements that raise testosterone and improve sperm production, and when these match the man’s PFP, it increases male fertility over 10x more than making lifestyle changes! i
Low sperm counts are often due to low testosterone levels and are an indicator of several important general health issues (and PFPs). Men will only find out they have oligospermia if they have semen samples tested, but they’re at significantly higher risk of the following life-changing conditions: ii
- Metabolic syndrome
- Osteoporosis or osteopenia
- High BMI (body mass index) and waist circumference
- High systolic blood pressure (and risk of cardiac events or stroke)
- Elevated LDL “bad” and low HDL “good” cholesterol (and risk of cardiac events or stroke)
- Insulin resistance (HOMA index) (and risk of diabetes)
Herbs are effective in treating low sperm counts and can regulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis that controls testicular function, especially the Sertoli and Leydig cells that make testosterone and sperm. iii
PFPs and Low Sperm Counts
|PFP||Sperm numbers||Semen and sperm features||Other Issues||Libido|
|Energy||Low||Many abnormal sperm, low motility.||Cold in the day, possibly hot at night. A lack of motivation and general exhaustion.
Possible problems creating or maintaining an erection.
|Energy &Blood||Low||Thin and clear semen||Tired, weak limbs, lack of strength.
Palpitations, shortness of breath, anxiety, poor digestion.
|Hot||Low||Many abnormal sperm and small samples.||Hot and sweaty at night.
Irritability that’s worse when tired. Over-busy mind, anxiety.
Possible problems creating or maintaining an erection or premature ejaculation.
|Cold||Low||Poor motility and morphology. Semen may be thin, watery and feel cold. There may be liquefaction issues.||Cold, weak lower back and knees, aversion to cold, apathy. Weak erections, coldness and dampness of the genitals. Frequent urination of pale urine.||Low
|Fluids||Low||Abnormal morphology or liquefaction||Sweaty, clammy or lumpy testes, high BMI, heavy limbs and lethargy. Nausea, stuffiness in the chest, non-postural dizziness, woolly-headedness. Loose stools (that may contain mucus) or mucus in the airways.||Low
|Flow||Low||Many abnormal sperm and poor motility||Varicocele, history of trauma to testes, distension or pain in the genital region. Moodiness Possible painful ejaculation, hard and tender lumps on the scrotum or testes.||Low
i Wang SC, et al. “The Therapeutic Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Poor Semen Quality in Infertile Males”. J Clin Med. 2018 Aug 24;7(9):239. doi: 10.3390/jcm7090239. PMID: 30149532; PMCID: PMC6162825.
ii Alberto Ferlin, et al. “Sperm Count and Hypogonadism as Markers of General Male Health”, European Urology Focus, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 205-213, ISSN 2405-4569, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euf.2019.08.001.
iii Zhou SH, et al. Traditional Chinese Medicine as a Remedy for Male Infertility: A Review. World J Mens Health. 2019 May;37(2):175-185. doi: 10.5534/wjmh.180069. Epub 2019 Jan 10. PMID: 30644235; PMCID: PMC6479084
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