Improving Motility & Morphology in Male Factor Infertility

When people talk about infertility, they often automatically assume that the problem lies with the female. This is so far from the truth. There are many factors that affect the quality of your future embryos and the success of your IVF treatments. One of those factors is the quality of semen used in the fertilization stage. One third of infertility cases are due to male factor, one third are attributed to female factor, and the remaining third are unexplained and typically involve problems on both sides. Nevertheless, there are a few things men can do to improve their chances of having successful IVF treatments.

Our fertility doctors will be happy to provide you with a FREE telephone consultation. If you are told that you need to improve the quality of your sperm, our reproductive endocrinologists highly recommend you take supplements to better the morphology. Take Proxceed for at least two months before starting your treatment. Vitamins and folic acid provide nutrients that are important for sperm production and function.

Tobacco and excessive use of alcohol affect the quality of one’s sperm. If you use tobacco products, we recommend you quick smoking or chewing at least two months before your IVF treatments. Tobacco has negatives effects on motility and sperm count. In addition, if you are a heavy drinker, drinking can reduce the quality and quantity of sperm. If you choose to drink alcohol, limit yourself to one or two drinks per day.

Also, certain medications can reduce male’s ability to conceive. For instance, certain steroids and high blood pressure medicine are known to affect sperm motility. If you are not sure whether your meds may affect the quality of your sperm, our doctors will be happy to review your current list of medications. This is a free consultation.

You are more likely to produce high-quality sperm, if you maintain a healthy weight. Therefore, exercising regularly can help you produce healthy sperm. Nevertheless, exercising to the point of exhaustion may not be healthy either. Increased scrotal temperature can hurt sperm production. Hot work environments, tight underwear, prolonged sitting and hot tubs can all negatively affect the quality of your sperm.

Visit our website to learn more about the latest techniques, which are available from our IVF clinics. Fertility procedures such as TESE and ICSI are very effective in treating male infertility.

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