Sperm motility is the ability of sperm to move efficiently. This is important in fertility because sperm need to move through the woman’s reproductive tract to reach and fertilize her egg. Poor sperm motility can be a cause of male factor infertility.
In this article, we look at the impact of sperm motility on fertility, as well as the causes of poor sperm motility, and what can be done to improve it.
Poor sperm motility or asthenozoospermia is diagnosed when less than 32 percent of the sperm are able to move efficiently.
The causes of low sperm motility vary, and many cases are unexplained.
Damage to the testicles, which make and store sperm, can impact on the quality of sperm. Common causes of testicle damage include:
Homoeopathic Treatment For Low Motility of Sperms
Ayurvedic Treatment For Low Motility of Sperms –
A special branch of Ayurveda developed to treat infertility issues is Vajikarana. Some of the Vajikarana dravyas include:
Allopathic Treatment For Low Motility of Sperms –
Intrauterine insemination (IUI):
Also known as artificial insemination, the IUI procedure involves sperm being collected and washed. The fastest moving sperm are then inserted into the womb using a fine plastic tube.
In vitro fertilization (IVF): During IVF, the woman is given medication to encourage the production of eggs, which are removed from the ovaries and fertilized with sperm in the laboratory. The resulting embryo is then returned to the womb to develop.
Sperm donation: A person wanting to conceive may be able to receive a sperm donation from a donor for use in an IVF procedure.