Low Sperm Count or Oligospermia is one of the main causes of male infertility and refers to lower concentration than normal of sperm in the semen. A man’s fertility depends on the quantity and quality of his sperm. If the sperm is of low or poor quality, it will be difficult, and sometimes impossible, for him to cause a pregnancy.
A low sperm count can be caused by many factors including ageing, testicular trauma, poor health, varicocele, chemotherapy and radiation. An amount of less than 15 million sperm/ml is known to be a low sperm concentration or count and could also indicate reduced sperm morphology or motility. Your physician will determine the root cause of the low count and recommend treatment options including supplemental hormone regime to help improve the quality of sperm prior to commencing an IVF/.ICSI cycle.
Lifestyle and nutrition improvements have been shown to make a remarkable difference in men whose habits affect their fertility and sperm count. At Orchid Fertility clinic, our Holistic approach to fertility care offers lifestyle support to improve the health and quality of life of couples. To discuss your symptoms and medical history, book an appointment with Orchid Fertility clinic today.
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