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causes of low semen volume

Semen volume, as you already know, is the amount of fluid ejaculated by a man at the time of climax. Although it doesn’t affect the sexual performance, it does affect the overall sexual experience. Normally volume of semen produced at ejaculation is 2 to 5 ml. But, many men produce low volume, which is usually an indicator of some underlying problem. Here are some reasons behind low semen volume:

  • Increasing age is a common reason behind decreasing volume of ejaculate. It is mostly due to decreasing testosterone level, but diseases like heart problems and diabetes can also effect semen production. Due to cardiovascular ailments, arteries get blocked and lead to reduction in the blood flow to the testicles, which decreases their ability to produce semen.

  • Another cause of low semen volume is the decreasing testosterone level. Testosterone is a male sex hormone that triggers the production of semen in the testicles. When the level of this hormone goes down, the semen volume is directly affected. There are number of reasons that can cause a drop in level of this hormone. One of the main reasons is increasing weight.

  • Diet and overall health of a man plays a crucial role in determining semen volume. Lack of nutrition can cause hormonal balance, which can directly affect the production of ejaculate in the body. Smoking, lack of physical exercise and drug abuse also has been found to have an impact on volume and quality of semen.

  • Sometimes it is just your sexual activity that leads to reduction in the volume of ejaculate. If you are having sex quite frequently, then it could be a reason behind low semen volume. In this case, there is no reason to worry as the volume will naturally become normal once your frequency of sex comes to a level.

These are just some of reasons that can cause low semen volume. Any injury to the testicles or surrounding tissue can also reduce the semen production. If you have experienced any such injury, you should always report it to a doctor. Tight clothing can also have a negative impact semen production. So, if you wear briefs or tight-fitting clothes then switch to loose-fitting underwear such as boxer shorts.