Q: What is an effective drug for a low sperm count ?
A: A low sperm count is defined as having less than 20 million sperm per milliliter of semen and the most common symptom is infertility. Other symptoms of a low sperm count can include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and swelling and tenderness of the testicles. Treatment is dependent on cause, which must be determined by a doctor. Vitamin C, zinc, selenium, vitamin E, and vitamin B12 are supplements that have shown some effectiveness to improve sperm counts. There are several lifestyle modifications to help increase sperm count. Keep the testicular area cool by avoiding hot baths, wearing loose underwear, avoid riding on bikes or in cars for long periods of time. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and avoid smoking. When your doctor prescribes a new medication, be sure to discuss all your prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals, and herbals, as well as the foods you eat. Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your doctor. For more specific information, consult with your doctor.