After a vasectomy reversal, there are a number of steps any man should take to replenish his sperm supply and improve overall sperm health. Here’s what to do to optimise your reproductive health after a vasectomy reversal:
- Eat a nutritious, balanced diet. A diet that is high in protein, low in fat (except for healthy fats, such as omega-3 fats), and low in processed foods will help to restore your sperm health. It’s always a good idea to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, but if you’re trying to improve your fertility, now more than ever should you be consuming lots of raw fruits and veggies.
- Exercise regularly, but don’t push yourself. If need be, start with slow, steady exercises and increase the length and difficulty of your workouts as you go.
- Consider taking a fertility supplement. There are plenty of supplements out there that can provide you with the nutrients you need to improve sperm count and quality. Consult with your doctor before deciding which supplement is right for you.
- If you smoke, quit! Smoking has been shown to lower sperm count and cause sperm motility problems.
- Minimize your exposure to pesticides and industrial pollutants by avoiding synthetic products and purchasing organic foods as much as possible.
- Avoid excessive heat to the testicular area by wearing loose underwear.
- Be patient. It can take several months after a vasectomy reversal for sperm to resume functioning at normal levels. So if you don’t see any results within the first three months, don’t panic! Your body is just taking its time to restart its natural processes.
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