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How to improve semen motility?

Mar 2013
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Hi,my semen test shows,total semen count 27.1m/ml,in that,motility:active 15% sluggiush 30%,non motile 53% abnormal 2%,how you rate the quality of i can improve the quality of the sperm and how to improve the motility,and how to reduce the non in details.what type of food i should to take
Posted Sat, 22 Feb 2014 in Infertility Problem
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 37 minutes later
Brief Answer: EXPLAINED BELOW Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. Your sperm count is within the normal range, though slightly lower. The motility is not adequate. First of all please get a repeat semen analysis done after 3 days of abstinence. Two tests atleast should be done before proceeding with evaluation. Next you should visit a good XXXXXXX / Urologist in your city. There are various causes of poor sperm motility, and treatment depends on the cause . You should have a thorough physical examination, also a genital ultrasound and hormonal tests / biopsy to arrive at the cause for the reduced sperm motility. Some common reasons which can be modified at your level are - obesity, stress, late nights, unhealthy eating habits, smoking, alcohol, excessive tea or coffee consumption, tight underclothing, exposure to heat, steam, hot tubs, saunas, exposure to drugs, radiation or toxic chemicals, prolonged periods of abstinence etc. Apart from that , genetic causes, hormonal deficiencies, infections and blockages of the ducts - all can lead to reduced motility. Some of the conditions are treatable and a few are not. So a diagnosis is first necessary before formulating a treatment plan. In general - 1. Exercise for atleast 30 minutes five days a week. 2. Maintain ideal weight. 3. Reduce stress levels. 4. Be disciplined in regard to meals, sleep, work etc. 5. Eat lots of flax seeds, sunflower seeds, oats, fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, sprouts, lemon, amla, oranges, kiwifruit, strawberries, blueberries etc. Cook your food in olive oil / cannola oil. Avoid eating outside. 6. Take a multivitamin and carnitine supplement - will be prescribed by your doctor after examination. All the best. Please feel free to discuss further.
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Follow-up: How to improve semen motility? 11 hours later
Thanks for your answer, i have had two test,it shows similar result, as you have mention,i had be obesity before 7 year,than i have reduced my weight around 30 kg (now 83 kg height of 173 cm) through gym and diet(not taken any supplement).And also if i stop the work out, weight will be increasing.and also my heart beat is low, likes sports man heart beat(as doctor told).and rate metabolism rate is low compared to the normal range. so what are thing i can do and what type of check ups are required to test the motility and improve that.
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 3 hours later
Brief Answer: EXPLAINED BELOW Detailed Answer: Hello As I have suggested earlier too , please take the following steps - 1. Consult a Urologist / XXXXXXX 2. Have hormonal tests done - Testosterone, LH, FSH 3. Have thorough genital examination 4. Ultrasound of the testes and scrotum, including Colour Doppler. 5. Testicular biopsy if required. After the workup, the diagnosis will emerge ( genetic cause, infectious, hormonal or blockage ) and the treatment is done accordingly.
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