Low Sperm Count - A condition called Oligozoospermia were a male has fewer than 15 million sperm per mililitre of semen - or a total sperm count of less than 39 million per ejaculate.
The male body creates upwards of 100 - 200 million fresh sperm each day allowing a man to be potentially fertile 24 hours 7 days a week. In todays society there are many factors that can contribute to male infertility - leading to low sperm count. Such as:
Lifestyle factors: due to sperm continually being produced - environmental and lifestyle choices can directly affect the quality of sperm, such as:
Use of recreational / Illegal drugs
Heroin / Morphine / Marijuana / Cocaine
Medical issues / Trauma / Chronic health problems / Illnesses - that can interfere with sperm production, sperm function, ejaculation and erectile function, such as:
Hydrocele - A collection of fluid that develops around the testicles, in the scrota causing an increase of heat around the testes impacting on fertility.
Epididymitis - inflammation of the epididymis [a duct behind the testes where sperm mature for about 3 months]. Usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection [STI's], urinary tract infection [UTI] - which causes scarring and excess heat.
Prostatitis / Chronic and Acute - A painful and distressing condition causing inflammation of the prostate gland [a small gland that lies between the penis and bladder - responsible for producing fluid that's mixed with sperm to create semen]. Common in men aged between 30 and 50.
Prescribed medication - used to treat medical conditions such as:
Digestive issues [celiac disease]
High blood pressure
Spinal cord injuries
Genetic Syndromes - Chromosome defects - inherited disorders such as:
Klinefelter's Syndrome - a condition in which a male is born with 2 X chromosomes and 1 Y chromosome - instead of 1 X and 1 Y chromosome - causes abnormal development of the male reproductive organs