*LOW SPERM COUNT* 15 Home Remedies For Thin and Watery Sperm

Watery sperm, scanty sperm, low sperm count, thin sperm are all sexual problems men face daily apart from erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation. Semen is said to be watery when an ejaculate which is normally thick in texture become very loose.

Many things can cause thin or watery sperm ranging from some medications, varicocele, infections like STIs, mumps, hernia surgeries, cancers like prostate and testicular cancers, alcohol, sugary drinks, obesity, hormonal injuries, medical conditions like hypertension and diabetes, age, stress, smoking, head injuries, autoimmune disorder, malnutrition, deficiency of vitamins like zinc and selenium , exposure to chemicals like herbicides and pesticides, exposure to radiations, cancer chemotherapy, drug abuse, tobacco use, and psychological to mention but a few.

1. Fructose Rich Foods
As Fructose is one of the main component of semen so a diet poor in fructose may result in thinning of semen. You can replenish your fructose deficiency by eating food rich in carbohydrates. Fruits and vegetables are rich source of fructose so try to include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet plan. Apple, berries, pears, grapes, dates, guava, mango, pineapple and watermelon and rich sources of fructose. Cucumber, cabbage, tomato, lettuce and onions are good sources of fructose.

2. Dried Dates and Milk
Soak 5-7 dry dates in milk for 2-3 hours or until they become soft. Eat them with milk daily to cure thinning of semen. Dates are excellent source of carbohydrates and dietary fibers. They also contain a good amount of Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and small amount of Vitamin A1. Dates not only improve overall energy level but also increase sexual stamina and help to make your semen dense.

3. Zinc Rich Foods
Sometimes zinc deficiency also cause thinning of semen. Oyster, lamb(mutton), almonds, peanuts, pine nuts(chilgoza), cashews and sunflower seeds are good sources of Zinc.

4. Selenium Rich Foods
Selenium is also essential for proper thickening of semen. Brazil Nuts, Sunflower Seeds, Fish(salmon, sardines and tuna), Oyster, Lamb(mutton),chicken,eggs,wheat germ, barley, brown rice, oats and onion are good sources of selenium.

5. Vitamin C Rich Foods
Sometimes deficiency of vitamin C may also lead to thinning of semen. Increase your intake of Foods rich in Vitamins C. Oranges, tangerines, limes, guava, lemons, papayas, strawberries, black currants, grapefruit and mangoes, collard greens, green and red peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, cabbage, potatoes, kale, spinach(palak), and watercress are good natural food sources of Vitamin C.

6. Vitamin E Rich Foods
Vitamin E Rich Foods are also important to cure the problem of thin and watery semen. Many natural oils including olive oil, sesame, sunflower, safflower, soybean, peanut, and corn are naturally rich sources of Vitamin E. Some nuts and seeds also contain good amount of Vitamin E. Almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds are excellent examples of Vitamin E rich nuts and seeds. Butter, margarine, eggs, wheat germ, wheat germ oil, soya, yams, corn and fortified cereals are other good sources. Some green vegetables like spinach and broccoli also contain good amount of Vitamin E. Avocados, mangoes and sweet potatoes are also good sources of Vitamin E.

7. Vitamin B12 Rich Foods
Deficiency of Vitamin B12 may also lead to thin and watery sperm. Try to eat foods rich in Vitamin B12. Liver, kidney, yogurt, cheese, eggs, dairy products, nonfat dry milk, fish, clams, oysters, salmon and sardines are good sources of Vitamin B12.

8. Relax, reduce your stress level
Reduce your stress level because stress is also responsible for hormonal imbalance and cause thinning of semen. You can reduce your stress level by regular practice of deep breathing, dancing, yoga or meditation.

9. Regular Exercise Along with Healthy Foods
Exercise helps increase blood foe to your testes enhances the production of thick and quality semen. Regular exercise not only helps to overcome the problem of thin semen but also helps strengthen your pelvic muscles for strong and lasting erections.

After exercise don’t forget to fuel your body with healthy foods including fresh fruits and vegetables otherwise fructose deficiency may further lead to thinning of semen.

10. Proper Sleep
Proper and uninterrupted sleep of 6-8 hours is essential for healthy brain because only a healthy brain is able to release a balanced amount of sex hormones for proper thickening of semen.

11. Wear loose underwears/boxers

Avoid wearing nylon- tight underwears. It heats up your testes and prevent it from producing quality sperm. It also helps promote perineal hygiene.

12. No to excess soda or sugary drinks

Avoid sugary drinks or soft drinks rich in aspartame. Aspartame is known to damage sperm and thins out semen

13. Please shed some weight

Shedding off some weight will not only improve your semen texture, it will also help improve your erections. Overweight and obesity is not good for sperm quality.

14. Bananas and Water Melon

Banana and water melon have been shown by some studies to be not only potent aphrodisiacs but also make semen thick.

15. Guguru and Epa

Guguru and Epa (fried dried corn and groundnut) have been used since time immemorial to thick semen by our forefathers. It is still been used by most men in Nigeria today. Fresh roasted corn also helps sperm quality.

16. Drugs like Addyzoa are helpful in thickening sperm , increasing sperm count and motility. Try it.

Some Useful Tips for Healthy, Quality and Thick Semen

(i) If you are a diabetic patient fructose rich food are bad for you so avoid consuming them. Fructose will increase your blood sugar and diminish your sperm quality.

(ii) Avoid Masturbation because the men who indulge in over masturbation start producing poor quality semen due to weakness of muscles and lack of pleasure during intercourse. Testes require 48-72 hours to replenish sperms that is why daily masturbation or ejaculation not only reduces the amount of semen available for each ejaculation but also reduce sperm count in semen and hence results in thinning of semen.

(iii)Maintain a gap of 3 days between two consecutive ejaculations. More times you ejaculate, the less dense your semen will be because daily ejaculation reduces the amount of semen available during each ejaculation. So for dense semen and healthy sperms have sex with your partner at least after 2 or 3 days.

(iv) Avoid Smoking because it not only damage blood vessels but also reduces the oxygen supply and blood flow to your testes decreasing sperm production and also decrease their life span.

(v)Avoid alcohol because it affects your liver function, which, in turn disturb hormonal levels. Even two drinks a day will have long term effects on sperm production.So strictly avoid alcohol intake.

(vi)Avoid excessive hot baths because over heating is dangerous for sperms and k denatures sperm proteins.

Watery sperm
Watery semen is a main cause of infertility in couples
Credit: Malegenix

(vii) If you don’t get rid of thinning of semen by using above remedies then don’t rely only on these home remedies and consult your problems with doctor because sometimes thinning of semen may be a cause of an other underlying sexual disease.

(Viii) Go for routine seminal fluid analysis.

(ix) Avoid exposures to herbicides, pesticides and unnecessary radiations.

(x) No to drug abuse. Sometimes stopping hard drugs is the treatment you need for watery sperm.


Hashmi Dawakhana



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