HIgh Sperm Viscocity Affect Male Fertility

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How does Sperm Viscosity Affect Male Fertility?

High Viscosity makes it difficult for sperm to swim. Reduced motility of sperm diminishes chances of fertilization of the ovum. Scientists have explored lesser-known correlations of semen viscosity with infertility and other disease conditions. Hyper viscous semen sample’s leucocyte count (number of white blood cells) was also elevated. In this case, researchers identified a potential correlation of leukocytospermia with sperm viscosity and its association with male infertility. Patients diagnosed with leukocytospermia also had decreased sperm volume.

Another study confirmed that very viscous semen showed impaired semen quality and adversely affected sperm parameters.

Viscous semen could also be the result of an inflammatory condition, infection of the genital tract, genetic predisposition, and environmental factors. The inflammatory condition affected several aspects of the semen, including its zinc, calcium, fructose, and ascorbic acid content.

A change in the biochemical composition of the semen adversely affected sperm vitality, motility, and the fertilization capacity of the sperm.

It is greatly impacted us to do sperm wash. In this case, we will add a special solution to optimize for maximum sperm survival and greatest yield during density gradient centrifugation.

High sperm viscosity usually more stretchy than droplets, less healthy motile sperm!

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