Five surprising signs of low sperm count in men

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You might need to consult a doctor to know about your actual sperm count.
You might need to consult a doctor to know about your actual sperm count.

A low sperm count can be a source of frustration for any couple that is attempting to build a family.

In many cases, a low sperm count can be addressed by dietary changes, adjustments and sexual practices and even changes in underwear.

A low sperm count is not related to sexual anxiety or poor performance.

It only relates to the volume and quality of sperm that the man produces - but how do you know your sperm count without tests? If you suspect you have a low sperm count you'll need to consult a doctor. 

We have listed a few signs which indicate that you have a low sperm count.

1. Hormonal issues

Hormonal imbalances could also be the reason behind a low sperm count. In some men, this manifests as a lack of facial hair.

Obesity could cause a dip in testosterone levels, while very low body weight can disturb hormonal balance in the long run.

2. Deep voice

Some studies claim that men who have deep voices tend to have higher chances of having low sperm count.

Generally, women are attracted to men who have a deep, manly voice. Such voices may indicate good testosterone levels, but a voice which is too deep could indicate low sperm count too.

3. Muscles

Men who are unable to develop muscle may also have higher chances of suffering low sperm count.

Too much muscle fat can transform into estrogen and when estrogen levels rise, your sperm count may be affected.

4. Extreme fatigue

If you feel tired and lack the energy levels or the zeal to even get up and do something, it could be one sign that your testosterone levels are low. 

5. Swelling

Other signs of low sperm count are swelling and pain in the testicles. When the veins swell in the testicles the sperm count may dip.

Submitted to Parent24 by Fertility Solutions

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