Infertility or not being able to conceive your child would be disheartening and intimidating for anybody. It is the biggest nightmare for any couple. There are several reasons which can lead to infertility. Unlike the common consensus, the inability to conceive can be attributed to both the partners, male and female. Infertility in males can be as much a hurdle in achieving parenthood as infertility in females.
The best way to overcome the problem is to accept the facts and get the appropriate treatment. No matter what the underlying issue is, the recent medical science and technological developments have the answer to all your problems. The Aryan hospital is a renowned super-specialty hospital that provides a comprehensive solution to infertility (both male and female) under one roof. The hospital is equipped with best-in-class technology and functions with an excellent team of experienced practitioners. We maintain complete secrecy and treat our patients with compassion. Our experts will provide you guidance throughout your journey with positivity and confidence. You get high-quality treatment and support in acquiring your desired family and live your dream life.
General Sperm Disorders
Normal production and delivery of sperm determine male fertility. If for any reason the sperms are not produced in the adequate count, not properly grown or cannot reach and meet the egg, the condition is termed as male infertility. Common sperm disorders leading to infertility include:
- Produced in a low number
- Not fully grown
- Not moving properly
- Developed in an odd shape
- Not developed at all
Reasons for Low Sperm Motility
During a normal process, the sperm enters the vagina and has to travel through the uterus to the fallopian tube to meet the egg. To accomplish the whole process, the sperm’s ability to move properly is paramount. When the proper movement is not achieved the condition is termed as low sperm motility and leads to infertility.
Low sperm motility is not a common reason for infertility but can disrupt your family’s dream. Although the exact reason for low sperm motility is unknown, it is attributed to several factors. Hereditary traits that you are born with often contribute to poor movement. Your lifestyle and habits of smoking, drinking, and any other kind of substance abuse can also lead to the condition. Certain medications can also adversely affect sperm motility.
Sometimes antibodies formed in your body can impede normal movement and work of sperms. Although the literal reason behind the effect of antibodies is unknown, these are observed to make it hard for the sperm to swim and lead to infertility called immunologic infertility.
Treatment Options for Low Sperm Motility
There are several ways to address the problem of low sperm motility and help you achieve pregnancy. The following are some common methods chosen according to the severity of the problem.
Some oral medicines are prescribed to treat immunologic infertility. These medicines reduce the production of anti-sperm antibodies in your body and improve sperm motility. The downside of the treatment is, the medicines often contain steroids and can have side-effects.
- Surgical Methods
Minor surgical treatment can be used to fix the varicocele. Varicocele is a condition in which the veins inside your scrotum swell and become enlarged. Small outpatient surgery is performed to fix the swollen veins which improve count, structure, and movement of the sperms.
- ART and ICSI
In recent times, assisted reproductive technology (ART) is one of the most preferred ways to address infertility issues. The sperms are obtained through either surgical extraction or normal ejaculation. These can be used for egg fertilization through in vitro fertilization (IVF), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), or intrauterine insemination (IUI).
ICSI is a breakthrough in treating low sperm motility and other male infertility issues. It is an advanced variation of IVF. This revolutionary treatment also addresses issues like multiple births associated with IVF. It involves the injection of a single sperm into the egg with the help of tiny needles. This way fertilization can be achieved even if you have low sperm count, poor sperm quality or motility. The treatment has assisted several couples to embrace parenthood successfully.
Low sperm motility is not a common problem. Also, the impact of lifestyle causing the impact can be easily reversed. Making some changes in your diet and routine can help you achieve proper sperm motility naturally within a few months. Here are some steps which can be helpful.
- Eating Mindfully and Exercise
Include superfoods like spinach, banana, eggs, dark chocolate, walnut, garlic, and other fruits and vegetables in your diet. Getting and following a proper exercise program can potentially improve sperm motility.
- Stay Away from Plastic and Chemical
In some cases, chemicals from plastic cookware and pesticides can also harm male fertility.
- Do not keep electronic gadgets on your lap
Avoid keeping your laptop on your lap or cell phone in your front pocket. This can considerably improve sperm health.
- Keep your body cool and comfortable
Avoid skinny clothes, hot tubs and keep your body cool to let the sperm thrive.
- Quit Smoking and Drinking
Tobacco and alcohol negatively impact sperm count and motility. These can also damage the DNA in sperms. However, quitting these substances can quickly improve the condition.