How to Increase Sperm Motility

What can I do to improve sperm quality and to increase motility, before my IVF treatments?

When people talk about infertility, they often automatically assume that the problem lies with the female. Nothing can be further from the truth. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, one third of infertility cases is due to male factor, one third is attributed to female factor, and the remaining third is unexplained and typically involve problems on both sides. Nevertheless, there are some things men can do to improve their chances of having successful IVF cycle.

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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.

improve-sperm-qualityTobacco and excessive use of alcohol affect the quality of male’s sperm. If you use tobacco products, we would recommend you quit 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 no more than one or two drinks a 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.


On the day of the sperm retrieval, our reproductive endocrinologists will be able to determine if the quality of your sperm is good enough for the sperm to fertilize the egg by itself. In the case of bad sperm morphology, our doctors can perform ICSI, PICSI and IMSI. These latest techniques are very effective in treating male infertility. Lastly, if sperm is not present in the ejaculate, our IVF doctors can obtain motile sperm from the testicle itself. Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) involves the removal of small samples of testis tissue for extraction of sperm.


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