I have got a low sperm count. Is there anything I can do?

Making sure you’re in the best of health will boost your fertility, as stress and lack of sleep can affect your hormone levels. Being overweight will reduce sperm production, while smoking harms sperm and can reduce your sex drive.

Regular exercise and eating a healthy, balanced diet helps maintain an ideal body weight, improves the health of the reproductive system and boosts the male fertility hormone testosterone. Foods that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and E, and minerals such as zinc, are particularly good, as they increase sperm count and motility (movement). These nutrients can be found in nuts, seeds, citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables.