Natural Infertility Treatments for Men
Along with the wide variety of methods available for addressing infertility in men from a conventional medical perspective, there are also alternative methods which have proven to be effective as well.
Anything but a Knife
The idea of infertility in men is a difficult one, and many men are reluctant to undergo some of the procedures recommended to change their situation. There are alternatives to surgery which have been shown to be helpful to some men. As with any procedure or method, there is always the chance that it may be unsuccessful, but for those men especially who do not wish to use conventional medical methodologies, alternative treatments offer an option.
The goal of natural treatment for male infertility is to improve both the sperm and the overall health of the man. By making healthy lifestyle choices and using supplements, herbal medicine and acupuncture, many men are helped in the quest for reproductive health.
Naturopathic treatments for increasing male fertility and addressing male infertility puts the emphasis on improving sperm quality, quantity and improving overall health. Generally speaking, sperm counts in men have been falling for many years and it is widely thought and agreed upon that environmental, dietary and lifestyle changes are likely interfering with the production of men's sperm. That being a possibility, it makes sense that improving the diet and making healthy lifestyle choices should impact sperm productivity positively.
Good Nutrition is a Good Start
Good nutrition is imperative for the normal function of the reproductive system. Nutritional deficiencies impair hormone function, slow or inhibit sperm production and are contributors to abnormal sperm. By eating a diet which focuses on natural, fresh foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains, fish and poultry along with eliminating processed foods, saturated fats and hydrogenated oils, a man not only extends his own life, but he improves the quality of his sperm. Drinking adequate amounts of water and increasing the amount of zinc and essential fatty acids, which are imperative to the proper function of male reproductive organs, assists the body in doing its best to perform.
Supplements and Vitamins
There are a number of supplements which are recommended which may increase the sperm count and/or motility of sperm. Because these are natural substances, it will take some time for them to build up in the body to do their job. Allow three to four months for these supplements to work.
Arginine, at the rate of four grams daily is needed to produce sperm. Coenzyme Q10 increases sperm count and motility. Flaxseed oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and L-carnitine is necessary for normal sperm function. Selenium also improves sperm motility and B-12 supplementation may help men with a sperm count of less than 20 million per milliliter or a motility rate of less than 50%. A good multi-vitamin and additional antioxidants of Vitamin C and Vitamin E add to the overall health of a man and assist the sperm in their ability to impregnate.
Natural remedies usually don't have any side effects when used properly and in adequate doses.
Try helping your spouse pinpoint her time of ovulation by tracking her basal body temperature with a digital basal thermometer.