Low Sperm Count and Low Sperm Motility
Research has shown that a majority of men wait months before going to the clinic to have their semen/sperm tested. This is often due to the embarrassment associated with the clinical testing procedures.
The Conception Kit® allows men to take a proactive approach in addressing the issue of low sperm count and low sperm motility in the privacy of their own home.
The key component, the Conception Cap®, is the only FDA-cleared at-home medical device that is covered by insurance that can aid couples with low sperm count (under 20 million) or low sperm motility.
You should consult with your Health Care Provider about the Medications you are taking and their effect on fertility. Some medications while taken alone may not be a problem but when taken in combination with other substance may pose serious risks. There is no substitute for a consultation with a Medical Professional.
A few General precautionary notes, however these lists are not all inclusive.
Anabolic Steroids (used by weight lifters and other athletes) are known to severely impair sperm production.
Among other drugs that can cause male fertility problems are Calcium Channel Blockers (ie. Amlodipine, Bepridil, Diltiazem, Felodipine, Hudsonipine, Isradipine, Nicardipine, Nimodipine. Verapamil) Thioridazine (Mellaril, Rideril),cimetidine (Tagamet, Acid-Eze, Dyspamet, Galenamet, Zita), sulfasalazine (Azulfidine, Sulazine, Salazopyrin),methadone, colchicine, azathioprine (Imuran, Immunoprin), methotrexate (Folex, Matrex, Rheumatrex, Trexall),phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek, Epanutin), corticosteroids (ie. Hydrocortizone, Dexamethasone, Budesonide, Betamethasone, Prednisolone, Methylprednisolone, Prednisone, Triamcinolone), spinronolactone (Aldactone, Laractone, Spiretic, Spirospare)
Some natural substances like Saw Palmeto may decrease sperm counts or a lack of certain vitamins or nutrients may impair fertility as well. (see Natural Fertility)
Hostile Vaginal pH
Research has shown that most sperm die when exposed to the acidic environment of the vagina. Sperm placed inside the Conception Cap® are protected from this environment, and all available sperm are held in direct contact with the opening of the cervix for up to six hours.
The Conception Cap® is designed to:
- Shield sperm cells from the acidic environment of the vagina, which is known to kill sperm cells.
- Prevent loss of sperm due to backflow by gravity or being pulled out by the penis.
- Hold a concentrated pool of semen in direct contact with the cervical mucous and cervical os (opening) for 4-6 hours.
- Give all available sperm the opportunity to enter the uterus and begin their journey to the egg.