If you and your husband are trying to conceive, one area to pay attention to is your spouse’s sperm health. Male infertility is becoming more common due to declining sperm motility, quality and counts but there are ways to help improve sperm count. Dr. Fong Yan Kit, specialist in Urology at Raffles Surgery Centre, explains factors that can affect sperm health:
- Varicocele, which is an abnormal enlargement of the veins in the scrotum causing draining of the testoicles, because this condition elevates the intra-scrotal temperature
- Drugs, smoking and alcohol
- Previous infection of the testis and prostate
- Exposure to strong radiation
But fret not, there are ways to make things better. Dr. Thong Pao Wen, specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Raffles Women Centre, gives us 10 tips for men to improve sperm count.
Dr. Fong Yan Kit is a specialist in Urology at Raffles Surgery Centre and Dr. Thong Pao Wen is a specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Raffles Women Centre, in Raffles Hospital is a tertiary care hospital and the flagship of the Raffles Medical Group, a leading private healthcare provider in Singapore and South East Asia.
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