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It is important to understand that you may notice a substance coming out of your penis when you're sexually excited – it's right at the tip of your penis. This is not semen – it's pre-ejaculate (or precum) produced by the Cowper's gland. The fluid provides lubrication during sexual intercourse. Many people take it as watery semen, but it doesn't always contain sperm.
Which factors influence the consistency of semen?
What you eat will also have an impact on the consistency of semen. It means that you will notice watery semen if your diet doesn't contain enough protein or lacks other important nutrients. Protein will help make your semen thick.
Moreover, you may notice a change in the thickness of your semen if you ejaculate often. It usually takes a few months for sperms to mature in the testicles, which means that your testicles will not have enough sperms if you masturbate and ejaculate several times each day. The lack of sperm in this case may lead to watery semen.
Although it is not always true, a low sperm count may also be the reason behind your watery semen. You need to understand though that several factors can have an impact on your sperm count.
If your testicles are being exposed to high temperatures, it will keep your sperms from developing completely. The rise in temperature could be due to your tight clothing.
Overall, there's no real need to worry about anything if you notice watery sperm or semen. However, you may seek medical advice if your semen is watery and you experience pain when ejaculating. You may consider going to a genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic to find assistance.
What Changes in Semen to Worry About?
1.A change in smell may indicate problems as well. You will notice a chlorine type smell when you ejaculate, but you may have an infection if the semen smells bad.
2.How much semen a person ejaculates varies greatly, but you should have an idea about the volume of semen you usually ejaculate. If you see a decrease in its normal volume, this may be due to a blockage in ejaculatory duct or seminal vesicle.
3.If you are noticing a low volume of seminal fluid, this could be due to a condition called retrograde ejaculation. In this condition, your semen flows back into the bladder instead of coming out of your penis. This may happen due to a prostatic infection, diabetes, and certain medications.
4.Your semen may become thick if you're feeling dehydrated. It is only a temporary condition though. You may have to worry about thick seminal fluid if it's clumpy as well. It usually happens due to abnormally low testosterone levels. If the condition persists for a couple of weeks, you may consider seeing your doctor.
Why color of the semen matters more than thickness?
You need to understand that semen is off white or white in color. It should turn runny and clear in no more than 30 minutes. If you notice a change in its color, there may be something serious going on here. If your semen is red in color, it usually happens due to prostate problems.
Sometimes, you will notice brown or bright red semen. It is mainly due to a burst blood vessel in your prostate. Your semen color should return to normal within a couple of days, but if that's not the case, you should visit your doctor because persistent blood in seminal fluid may result from trauma, infection, and even cancer.
Green or yellow tinged semen usually indicate infections. If you notice a pronounced green or yellow color, it could be due to an STD called gonorrhea. You may need to take antibiotics to treat this infection, so it is important to see your doctor as soon as you can.
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that results in higher level of blood sugar in the body. It is assuming epidemic proportions and India has become the new diabetic capital with more than 50 million diabetic people. The main problem with diabetes is that it does not completely go away and there is a whole myriad of issues that it brings along with it. Heart attack, stroke, eyesight problems, delayed wound healing, nerve damage and impotence. Therefore, diabetes and by that we mainly mean blood sugar level has to be managed so that there is a delay in onset of the associated conditions and/or reduced in severity.
Ayurveda refers to diabetes as Prameha (excessive urination) and Madhumeha (sugary urine) and has identified close to 20 forms of the disease. According to Ayurvedic belief, each disease is caused due to imbalance in kapha, pitta, and vata doshas and diabetes is caused by all these, predominantly by kapha. With any stream of medicine, management of diabetes involves two tracks – one is lifestyle changes and the second is medications.
Lifestyle changes include the following:
Diet: Reduce the amount of rice, sugar, potato, sweet fruits, maida, deep fried foods, and red meat. Protein-rich foods like lentils, soya, green leafy vegetables and fish should be increased. Diet plan should change to small, frequent meals instead of binge eating.
Exercise: Include 30 minutes of regular exercise into your daily routine if you have a diabetic predisposition.
Ayurveda has a whole lot of home remedies which have proven to be very effective against diabetes:
- Jambhul: Eugenia Jambolana whether eaten raw or juice extract has been shown to have beneficial effects in managing sugar levels and cholesterol.
Gymnema sylvestre: Used to manage diabetes for over 2000 years, it reduces sugar cravings and is being touted as the future for diabetes treatment.
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia): It has 3 components that give it strong antidiabetic properties. The charantin reduces blood sugar levels; the polypeptide has insulin-like effects; and lectin that again has hypoglycemic effects.
Bel (Aegle marmelos): Also known as wood apple, leaves of the plant are shown to have antidiabetic properties. 5 to 10 leaves can be chewed on a daily basis to help control blood sugar levels.
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum): Consuming 10 g of fenugreek seeds soaked in water increases the amount of insulin produced, thereby increasing sugar breakdown.
Neem: Chewing about 4 to 5 leaves in the morning on an empty stomach helps to control blood sugar levels. Alternately, neem leaves powder is available which can be dissolved in water and consumed. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.