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Asthenozoospermia is the medical term used for low sperm motility. When sperm motility is low, sperm cannot reach and fertilize the egg which causes infertility.

Causes of Asthenozoospermia

Although the causes of asthenozoospermia are not known exactly, sperm motility may be affected by factors such as:

  • Genetics
  • Varicocele
  • Seminal infections
  • Testicular problems
  • Antisperm antibodies
  • Poor nutrition habits
  • Smoking, excessive alcohol
  • Toxins
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy

Treatment of Asthenozoospermia

Thetreatment of asthenozoospermia begins by making changes in the lifestyle of the male patient. In order to increase sperm motility, foods rich in Zinc, C and E vitamins should be consumed, alcohol and cigarettes should be quitted. Similarly, exposure to metals, heat and chemicals should be avoided as much as possible. ICSI is the best treatment option for those experiencing infertility due to low sperm motility.


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