Dr Boothroyd recently attended a conference where Professor Michael Eisenberg spoke about his research that shows there’s a correlation between a male’s sperm quality  and their risk of certain diseases. 

For men with low sperm count, they have an increased risk of diseases such as:

  • testicular cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease 
  • autoimmune disease (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis) 
  • skin disease (e.g. psoriasis).

Knowing this research, here’s what can be done for men with low sperm count:

  • Have a general health checkup with a general practitioner every year.
  • Examine the testes regularly and if a lump on the testis is found, see a doctor immediately
  • Speak to either a urologist or a general practitioner about the pros and cons of screening for prostateS cancer
  • Have a healthy diet and exercise regularly to keep the BMI less than 25 kg/m2.

All these interventions will keep men with low sperm counts as healthy as possible.

To find out more about the research, read the publication here.