My rapid linear progression of sperm is low. What can be done to improve my sperm motility?

Q. How can I improve my rapid linear progression of sperm?

Answered by
Dr. Davra Kaushalkumar Dilipbhai
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 16, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have an issue with low rapid linear progression (5 % only). I weigh 100 kg. I did not have any injuries in the past, nor do I have any other medical problems. All is well except for the fact that I have been trying to make my wife pregnant since 2019. I had just got my semen analysis which said that I have a very low linear progression of my sperm. Recommend me the way forward and help me.

Thank you.



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You seem to have low sperm motility, which can affect your chances of conceiving a child with your wife. Here are some recommendations for the way forward:

Consult with a urologist or fertility specialist: A medical professional can conduct a thorough evaluation to identify the cause of your low sperm motility and suggest appropriate treatment options. This may include lifestyle changes, medication, or assisted reproductive techniques.

  • Make Lifestyle Changes: Lifestyle changes may include quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising regularly. These changes can improve sperm quality and increase the chances of conceiving.
  • Consider Dietary Changes: A healthy and balanced diet, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, can boost sperm health. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds are rich in these nutrients.
  • Practice Stress Reduction Techniques: Chronic stress can affect fertility. Engaging in stress-reducing activities like yoga, meditation, or regular exercise can improve overall health and boost your chances of conceiving.

Once you start a treatment plan, it is essential to follow up regularly to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments. In conclusion, low sperm motility can be a significant challenge for couples trying to conceive. However, with appropriate treatment and lifestyle changes, it is possible to improve sperm quality and increase the chances of pregnancy.

I hope this helps.


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