As mentioned in the Male Fertility section, the most important things we look for in semen analysis are:
- sperm concentration
- motility (sperm movement)
- morphology (sperm shape and appearance)
Sometimes when we get the results back we notice that one or more of those parameters is abnormal. For example, a low sperm count, sperm that do not move, or sperm that is abnormal in shape. These factors contribute to a reduced rate of successful conception.
If the levels are extremely abnormal (no sperm at all, no movement, all abnormal in shape) then referral to a specialist fertility doctor is necessary. However, if the results are only partially abnormal or borderline then we can help with fertility supplements.
The two we use are Provironum and Migrate Q10.
Provironum is a testosterone-like medication that boosts sperm production. It is not like other testosterone supplements which are used for strength and muscle gain but reduce sperm quality. Take for approximately 2-3 months (or longer) to improve sperm quality.
Migrate Q10 is a supplement including ingredients such as Co-enzyme Q10, lycopene and zinc, which are all key materials in sperm production.
If both supplements are taken together they can significantly improve sperm quality.
The important thing to remember is that sperm production takes approximately 60 days. Since it is always being produced there is always a supply but the ‘new’ sperm which benefits from the supplements may take 2 months to mature.
For more information please contact us or visit us in clinic.