Natural treatments to improve overall sperm health for better fertility outcomes.
Sperm Shape and Fertility
There are a great many factors that can affect fertility. For men, one of the most common is low sperm count, but having a high percentage of abnormal sperm has an impact on the likelihood of successful conception. Sperm morphology refers to the size and shape of sperm. Abnormal sperm is when the head and/or tail of the sperm is misshapen. This can affect the sperm’s ability to either penetrate the egg for fertilization and/or reach the egg. We’ll work with you to heal and reset the body so you have better fertility outcomes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Sperm Morphology?
Sperm morphology is related to the size and shape of sperm. Abnormal sperm could have unusually large or small heads, coiled, crooked, or multiple tails. This can impact the ability of sperm to penetrate the outer surface of the egg and/or reach the egg.
What Is Low Sperm Morphology?
It is very common for men to only have 4-10% of normal sperm in a sample. Having 14% of normal sperm is said to be an indicator of good fertility, having 4-14% slightly decreases fertility, and having a normal sperm amount of 4% or less means fertility may be very impaired.
Does Sperm Morphology Matter?
Sperm morphology can affect fertility, but there are a great number of factors when it comes to fertility, and it is unclear how impactful sperm morphology alone impacts fertility. Abnormal sperm may have difficulty fertilizing the egg or reaching the egg for fertilization.
Can Sperm Morphology Change Over Time?
Yes, sperm health changes over time for every man. Sperm production naturally decreases after age 40. It is also possible to improve the health of sperm by exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing caffeine intake, and wearing loose, cotton boxers. Avoid smoking, heavy alcohol use, drug use, exposure to chemicals, and hot tubs to improve the health of sperm.
What Is the Normal Morphology Percentage for Sperm?
All men have some percentage of abnormal sperm. Many doctors follow the following guidelines:
- Over 14% of sperm having normal morphology indicates a high probability of fertility
- 4-14% – This percentage can indicate slightly decreased fertility
- 0-3% – This range can indicate extremely impaired fertility
What Causes Abnormal Sperm?
It is very common for men to have a certain percentage of abnormal sperm. Lifestyle factors that can impact sperm health include weight, exercise, stress levels, drug use, alcohol use, and high caffeine intake. Exposure to chemicals, toxins, and high heat can also hurt sperm health.
Does Caffeine Affect Sperm Morphology?
It is recommended that caffeine intake should be reduced when trying to improve sperm health and fertility.
Does Alcohol Affect Sperm Morphology?
Alcohol consumption can have a negative impact on conception attempts. It is recommended that both partners stop or limit alcohol when trying to conceive.
Can Marijuana Affect Sperm Morphology?
Some research has shown that using cannabis can have a negative impact on sperm health, including sperm morphology. It is recommended you not use cannabis when trying to conceive.
Can Abnormal Sperm Fertilize an Egg?
All men have some percentage of abnormal sperm and can still successfully fertilize an egg. It may take longer to conceive if the percentage of abnormal sperm is high.
Can Abnormal Sperm Cause Chemical Pregnancy?
A large percentage of miscarriages do not have a known cause. The role of sperm in miscarriages is largely unstudied, but some results have shown that poor sperm health contributed to miscarriage.
Can Sperm Morphology Cause Miscarriage?
Most miscarriages do not have a known cause and the role of sperm in miscarriages is largely unstudied, but some results have shown that poor sperm health contributed to miscarriage.
Can Abnormal Sperm Morphology Cause Birth Defects?
Since the genetic material carried in the sperm is not affected by the shape, it is unlikely sperm morphology plays a part in birth defects.
Can You Improve Sperm Morphology?
Yes, you can improve sperm morphology in a number of natural ways. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are effective treatments in improving sperm quantity, quality, and motility. Lifestyle factors also play an important role in sperm health. Exercise, stress relief, alcohol reduction, caffeine reduction, smoking avoidance, and wearing loose boxers can all improve sperm health.
How Can I Increase My Sperm Morphology Naturally?
Chinese medicine, including acupuncture treatments and taking Chinese herbs, are two ways to naturally increase sperm morphology. Your lifestyle choices also play an important role in overall health, including sperm health.
- Do…exercise, maintain a healthy weight, wear loose boxers, and take supplements that enhance male fertility
- Don’t…smoke, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, consume too much caffeine, do drugs, take steroids, or frequent hot tubs
How to Increase Sperm Count and Morphology
Acupuncture and taking Chinese herbs can increase circulation to the testes and genitals, improving sperm count, morphology, and motility. You can also improve sperm health by staying healthy overall.
How to Improve Morphology and Motility of Sperm
Natural treatments to improve morphology and motility of sperm include acupuncture, taking Chinese herbs, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, decreasing stress, and eliminating consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco.
Can Acupuncture Help with Sperm Morphology?
Yes, acupuncture can help improve sperm morphology. Treatments improve the quality, quantity, and motility of sperm by improving circulation to the genitals and testes. Acupuncture is also effective in improving fertility health by clearing out excess heat and any lingering infections.
Can Herbal Medicine Improve Sperm Morphology?
Yes, Chinese herbs can improve sperm health and fertility outcomes. Formulas are created to improve sperm quality, quantity, and motility by increasing circulation to the genitals and testes, clearing out excess heat, and assisting in clearing lingering infections.
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