Conception of a child is a very delicate and unique process, for the successful implementation of which many factors are important. One of them is the amount of male sperm released during ejaculation.
According to medical standards, for the successful fertilization of an egg, its volume must be at least 1.5 ml, but this amount will be sufficient, provided that other quality parameters of the semen (the number of living and active spermatozoa, the volume of prostatic secretion, etc.) will also be comply with the norm.
If the indicators are insufficient, more ejaculate will be required, i.e. it is necessary to carry out treatment aimed at increasing its volume.
What determines the volume of ejaculate
The amount of sperm released during intercourse is an important parameter of a man’s intimate health. Normally, it should correspond to 2-4 ml, and a decrease in this volume indicates the development of fertility (inability to conceive). A low semen volume is characterized by a lack of prostatic secretion, an important constituent of semen.
With its deficiency, sperm begin to stick together, their activity and mobility decreases, and they become unable to move around the vagina and uterus. An external sign of a change is considered to be a change in the color of the sperm – it approaches bright white or, conversely, too transparent.
What determines the amount of sperm in a man? From the physiological and pathological characteristics of the body, human lifestyle. It:
- habitual diet;
- quality of rest;
- genetic inheritance;
- addiction to bad habits;
- playing sports;
- excessive physical activity;
- sleep disturbance.
Pathologies are distinguished:
- bacterial processes of the pelvic organs and genitourinary system;
- inflammation of the prostate gland;
- sexually transmitted infections;
- testes pathology;
- hormonal imbalance;
- stress, overwork;
- prolonged lack of sleep;
- lack of protein in food;
- taking potent drugs that include estrogens (female sex hormones).
Knowing how sperm is produced and what its quantity depends on, a man can influence this process. So, the body needs 24 hours to synthesize a sufficient amount of ejaculate, not all of its volume is emitted in one ejaculation, so a man can finish several times a day. But in such a situation, the reproductive system will need a “respite” to recover and the next full sexual contact is possible only after 2-3 days.
A decrease in sperm volume is observed with age – the older the man, the less it accumulates in the body. There are also genetic diseases that cause this process, one of them is hypospermia, the presence of which can be determined already in adolescence.
Early diagnosis is important because pathology is treatable, but only if it is started in a timely manner.
Methods for increasing semen volume
Men who are faced with problems in conceiving a child often ask the question – how to increase the sperm count? Before taking any action, you should visit a doctor and undergo a full course of examination. Diagnostics includes measurement of semen volume and semen analysis.
The man is asked to refrain from sexual intercourse for 2-3 days, after which measurements of the volume and its key characteristics are taken. If serious pathologies are found, the andrologist will prescribe specialized therapy aimed at eliminating the root cause of the phenomenon. In the future, the examination results are compared with the initial ones, and inputs are made about the effectiveness of the prescribed therapy.
If the patient is healthy, various methods, including folk remedies, will help to increase the volume of semen. The first thing that the doctor recommends is to change the usual way of life, namely:
- Increase fluid intake. A significant part of the semen is water, so it is important that the body does not experience a deficiency of it. Doctors recommend mineral water without gas: it includes salts that prevent the removal of moisture.
- Eliminate alcohol. Ethyl alcohol, contained in alcohol, promotes fluid loss in the body, reduces sperm synthesis and enhances the folding of proteins – the main components of sperm.
- Do not overheat. The recommendation includes wearing warm clothes unnecessarily, taking a hot bath, visiting a sauna, bath. This leads to overheating of the scrotum, and, as a result, a violation of the blood supply to the pelvic organs, the development of inflammation, and the appearance of stagnation.
- Refuse sugary carbonated drinks. These drinks contain corn syrup, which, if consumed frequently, reduces sperm synthesis by a third.
- Include sweet gifts of nature in the diet. These fruits and vegetables contain fructose, which affects the quality of the ejaculate.
- Warm up. Even the simplest physical exercises help to eliminate congestion in the small pelvis.
How to increase the amount of semen with nutrition? Include foods that are good for sperm in your daily diet. These include those that contain substances important for ejaculate:
- ascorbic acid;
Adherence to good nutrition will help you lose weight, which disrupts the hormonal balance of the body and reduces testosterone production, which, as a result, affects the quality and quantity of sperm.
What to do to have sperm? Eat the following foods:
- fish of marine varieties;
- beef, veal, poultry;
- seafood (oysters, shrimps, octopus, mussels, etc.);
- chicken and quail eggs;
- pumpkin seeds and pumpkin itself;
- nuts (walnuts, cashews, pistachios, almonds);
- citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits, tangerines);
- greens (spinach, cilantro, dill, parsley);
- Red wine;
- cereals (buckwheat, pearl barley);
- spices (red pepper, ginger, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, etc.);
- green tea;
- Red tea.
Foods will retain the maximum of nutrients if they are cooked correctly. The best way of cooking would be a double boiler, a slow cooker, and in their absence, a duzovka. Fried foods and such products are prohibited:
- mayonnaise, ketchup and other store sauces;
- legumes and soybeans;
- flax seeds;
- fast food dishes.
All of them contribute to an increase in the body of the female sex hormone – estrogen, which impairs the quality of sperm and reduces the volume of its production.
It is not necessary to adhere to a strict diet, it is important to eat correctly. Servings should be small, but should be eaten 6-8 times a day. Raw foods or foods that are minimally cooked are most beneficial.
Medicines that increase semen synthesis are potent hormonal agents and should only be taken as directed by a physician. The wrong choice of drug or a mistake in the dose taken will have the opposite effect: the volume and quality of sperm will decrease, the number of living and motile sperm will decrease. The specialist will take into account other medications taken by the patient, their compatibility with the prescribed hormonal medications.
It should be noted that many potent medications (antibiotics, antidepressants, etc.) negatively affect the ejaucate performance and sometimes, to improve the health of a man, it is enough to cancel them or wait until the end of the previously prescribed treatment for another disease.
- Indigal Plus;
- Tantex Forte;
- Mens Formula.
Alternative medicine also knows recipes to increase the volume of male semen. Time-tested recipes include.
Plantain seed decoction
1 tablespoon of the product is poured into a glass of cold water and brought to a boil over low heat. After boiling, the mixture is simmered under the lid for 5 minutes, then allowed to cool at room temperature, filtered. Divided into 3-4 doses and drunk during the day.
The kernels of ten nuts are crushed and poured into 100 ml of cold boiled water. Add 50 g of honey and insist for a day. Drink a tablespoon 3-4 times a day.
Sprouted wheat germ
For cooking, it is required to separate empty from full grains. To do this, 2-3 tablespoons of seeds are poured with water: the floating ones (light and empty) are removed and discarded, the remaining ones at the bottom are used for treatment.
The grains are laid out in an even layer on a plate covered with gauze. Pour water on top so that it slightly covers the wheat. When the sprouts hatch, you can eat them in the morning and in the evening on a tablespoon before breakfast and dinner.
Wheat sprouts contain a large amount of protein necessary for high-quality and active sperm, so they can be eaten constantly.
Pumpkin seeds with honey
Raw pumpkin seeds are ground in a meat grinder and mixed with an equal amount of honey. The mixture is stored in the refrigerator and eaten 2 tablespoons on an empty stomach.
Dried fruit mix
For cooking, take dried apricots, figs, prunes and honey, grind and mix. Eat 2 teaspoons before each meal.
After the appointment of treatment, the doctor will periodically monitor the patient’s condition. In the absence of positive dynamics, additional examinations will be prescribed to clarify the diagnosis, and the prescribed medications will be adjusted.