Preparing for Pregnancy is not Just a Woman's Issue: Infertility is Related to Men!
Rosen and his wife tried to conceive for a year without success, so they went to a reproductive center for consultation. When the doctor asked Rosen to check his semen, he was reluctant and believed that infertility was a woman's problem and had nothing to do with men. The semen analysis showed that Rosen's sperm had a DNA fragmentation rate of 60%.
Rosen was confused: can poor sperm quality cause infertility? The doctor told Rosen that the high DNA fragmentation rate in sperm could be the culprit for his wife's infertility. A high DNA fragmentation rate in sperm is like the yolk of a broken egg, which looks good on the outside but has internal quality issues that can lead to poor embryo quality and infertility. Therefore, infertility is not just a woman's issue. Poor sperm quality in men can also cause infertility.
Therefore, during the preparation for pregnancy, men play a vital role. However, some men may have poor sperm motility.
What are the symptoms of poor sperm motility in men?
1. Decreased semen volume
When a man's semen volume decreases, it indicates a lower survival rate of sperm. Typically, a man's ejaculate volume should be 2 to 5 milliliters. If it is less than 2 milliliters, it is due to disease, and the density of sperm will increase, thereby reducing its motility and viability.
2. Non-liquefaction of semen
The semen ejaculated by a normal man should be in a liquid state. Initially, it may be sticky and gelatinous, but it should liquefy within 30 minutes. If it does not liquefy within half an hour, it indicates seminal vesiculitis or prostatitis, which can also affect sperm motility.
3. Abnormal color of semen
If the color of semen is very light grayish-white and there are impurities after liquefaction, it indicates poor sperm motility. Although the normal color of semen is also grayish-white, it will become lighter.
What are the dangers of low sperm motility?
1. Affects fertility
After entering the female vagina, sperm must travel a relatively long distance to reach the egg site and generally require sufficient sperm vitality to complete this process. If sperm vitality is poor, it may lead to poor binding with the egg, affecting fertilization and resulting in failed conception.
2. Miscarriage and premature birth
If male sperm vitality is low, even if occasionally a low-vitality sperm successfully binds with the egg resulting in successful fertilization, it generally leads to poor quality of the fertilized egg or abnormal implantation in the uterus. This can lead to unstable development of the fertilized egg, resulting in miscarriage, premature birth, and other effects.
3. Effects on the fetus
Generally, low sperm vitality may lead to incomplete genetic information, resulting in hereditary congenital diseases after binding with the egg, with a certain probability of affecting eugenics.
What causes poor sperm vitality?
1. Incorrect lifestyle habits. Long-term staying late, smoking, and irregular eating habits can affect normal male endocrine function, reducing sperm vitality and quality. In addition, people who smoke and drink regularly may also experience a decrease in sperm vitality.
2、Diseases related to the reproductive system. If a patient suffers from epididymitis, orchitis, prostatitis, and other diseases, it may also lead to poor sperm vitality and cause damage to the sperm production function. If left untreated, it may also affect normal fertility.
3. Frequently exposed to high-temperature environments. Sperm can only survive in an environment of around 36 degrees Celsius. Men who frequently take hot baths, soak in hot springs, or work in high-temperature environments for long periods, often experience poor sperm vitality.
Many reasons can lead to poor sperm vitality, which should be taken seriously. To improve this phenomenon, patients need to go to the hospital promptly to identify the leading causes of poor sperm vitality, and receive targeted treatment under the guidance of a doctor to improve sperm vitality.
For reproductive system diseases such as epididymitis, orchitis, prostatitis, etc., that cause poor sperm vitality, natural medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill can be taken to improve sperm quality and increase the chance of conception. If poor sperm motility is related to unhealthy habits, remember to change these bad habits.
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