Asthenospermia: Causes and Prevention

Author: John
Time: 2014/9/20 10:40:52

Asthenospermia can be defined as the "fatigue" of the spermatozoa which are less mobile than normal. It is identified by the microscopic study of the sperm in an ejaculation. When a man has asthenospermia, sperm motility reduces, so that sperm cannot move forward or fertilize the egg smoothly. As a matter of fact, asthenospermia is one of the common causes of male infertility. Therefore, it is necessary for us to know causes and prevention for asthenospermia.

Generally speaking, there are four main causes of asthenospermia.
1.Infection of reproductive system. Inflammation of Epididymis, seminiferous duct, Seminal vesicle or the reproductive glands can decrease the athletic ability of sperms.

2. Abnormal liquefaction of seminal fluid. In fact, non- liquefaction of seminal fluid or high viscosity of seminal fluid is the main cause of infertility, which might affect the athletic ability of sperms.

3.Internal secretion facts. If estrogen in serum increases, the athletic ability of sperms will be decrease. Besides, over-high testosterone in serum is more likely to restrain sperm's athletic ability.

4.Long-trem abstinence. Long-term abstinence can cause over-thickness of sperms and too many dead sperms. Therefore, it is common for men who don't have ejaculation for a long time to cause asthenospermia. So it is suggested to do abstinence 5 or 7 days before semen examination.

To some extent, asthenospermia can be prevented.
1.Avoid frequent masturbation. It is a fact that long-term and frequent masturbation can lead to prostatitis and other genital infectious disease, which can also affect sperm's quality and motility. Meanwhile, Ingredient, amount and consistency of sperms are all affected by excessive masturbation.

2.Keep far away from chemical agents. It is a fact that chemical agents are causes of low sperm motility. So we suggest patients do not use too many chemical agents. For instance, do not wear dry cleanings immediately you bring it back.

3. Keep a healthy diet. In order to provide the nourishment that sperm motility needs, vegetables, fruits and trace elements are required.

Besides, some habits like smoking, drinking, sitting up late or all night, having hot bath need to be corrected in the daily life. meanwhile, the abuse of western medicines like antibiotics might affect sperm's quality and motility .

So in order to avoid the side effect of medicines like antibiotics, more and more patients who have suffered from common male diseases like prostatitis, vesiculitis, chlamydia, mycoplasma would like to take traditional Chinese medicines like Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill as the ideal treatment..