AIM: Among the factors contributing to male infertility, asthenospermia constitutes both a health and a social problem frequently associated with alterations in sexual function. Studies have shown that acetyl carnitine and L-arginine improve sperm motility and that ginseng enhances libido and sexual performance. This study examined the effect of treatment with carnitine, acetyl carnitine, L-arginine and ginseng in men with idiopathic asthenospermia and altered sexual function. METHODS: The study population was 180 patients with asthenospermia randomly assigned to two groups: group A (90 men) received treatment and group B (90 men) did not. The sperm count was 16.6 ± 3.2 x 10⁶/mL and the total sperm motility was 26.5 ± 3.4%. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Sexual satisfaction was measured using the sexual satisfaction index (SSI). At the end of therapy, a significant improvement was observed in progressive sperm motility on spermiogram evaluation and in SSI scores in the treatment group.
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|Titolo:||Treatment with carnitine, acetyl carnitine, L-arginine and ginseng improves sperm motility and sexual health in men with asthenopermia].|
|Rivista:||MINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA|
|Citazione:||Morgante, G., Scolaro, V., Tosti, C., DI SABATINO, A., Piomboni, P., & DE LEO, V. (2010). Treatment with carnitine, acetyl carnitine, L-arginine and ginseng improves sperm motility and sexual health in men with asthenopermia]. MINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA, 62(3), 213-218.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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