Asthenospermia, Just a Tonic Cannot Cure

Date:2023-02-21 click:0

Some men usually do not pay attention to exercise, overeat, or stay up late, coupled with the pressure of work and life, so they always feel the body is "hollow." They always think it will be fine after having some good supplements. Not every situation is a "tonic" that can be solved, such as asthenospermia, which we will discuss today.


What is asthenospermia?

During gestation, the quality of a man's sperm plays a crucial role. Asthenospermia, also known as low sperm motility, is a condition in which less than 50% of sperm (grade a and b) move forward in semen parameters or less than 25% of sperm (grade A) move.

Grade a: sperm motility is good, straight-forward movement; 

Grade b: sperm motility is general, only forward curve movement; 

Grade c: sperm motility is poor, only in situ peristalsis.

Understand asthenospermia causes

1. Infectious factors

Acute and chronic inflammation of the reproductive tract or glands such as epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicle, and prostate can reduce the motility of sperm. The effects of infection on sperm motility can be varied. In addition, leukocytosis in semen caused by inflammation can lead to a decrease in sperm movement directly or indirectly.

2. Abnormal liquefaction of semen 

Semen does not liquefy, or viscosity high is one of the causes of male infertility. One of the most critical factors that may contribute to infertility is by affecting the motility of sperm.

3. Endocrine factors 

Endocrine hormones affect not only the motility of sperm but sperm generation and maturation.

4. Varicocele 

Varicocele not only affects sperm production but also reduces sperm motility. The mechanism may be caused by blood retention in varicose veins, microcirculation disturbance, lack of nutrient supply, partial oxygen pressure reduction, insufficient energy production, and endocrine dysfunction. In addition, the decrease in sperm motility may also be indirectly caused by autoimmunities such as the production of anti-sperm antibodies and mycoplasma infection due to varicose veins.

5. Bad living habits 

Overeating, food preference, smoking, drinking, staying up late, wearing tight pants, or frequently having a sauna, hot bath, sweat steaming, sleeping electric blankets, and long sitting for working needs or high-temperature environment operation are easy to cause asthenospermia.

How is asthenospermia treated?

There are many reasons for male asthenospermia. Clinically, if you want to treat the disease in time, you need to treat the disease according to the cause and symptoms of the disease and suit the remedy to the case to cure the disease.

Hormone drugs: if it is hypogonadism, hyperprolactinemia, and other endocrine dysfunction diseases, give different hormone drugs treatment.

Antibiotics or traditional Chinese medicine(TCM): for asthenospermia caused by inflammation of the prostate, epididymis, vas deferens, etc., antibiotics are mainly selected for anti-infection treatment. If it is a chronic infection, because long-term use of antibiotics may harm the body or cause drug resistance, patients can choose the TCM Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill for effective treatment, and it will not cause harm to the body.

Surgical treatment: for asthenospermia due to varicocele, take surgical treatment. There are also supplements such as zinc, selenium, vitamin E, A, arginine, etc.

At the same time, pay attention to maintaining regular work and rest, smoking and drinking, and avoiding long-term exposure to gamma rays, radiation, high temperature, and toxic and polluted environment.

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