Moskvin S.V., Apolikhin O.I.

Effectiveness of low level laser therapy for treating male infertility
Sergey Vladimirovich Moskvin1, Oleg Ivanovich Apolikhin2
1 O.K. Skobelkin State Scientific Center of Laser Medicine under the Federal Medical Biological Agency, Moscow, 121165, Russia
N.A. Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology, Moscow, 105425, Russia

In half of the cases, the infertility of the couple is due to the disorder of the male fertility. The leading factors that cause male infertility are urogenital infections, disorders of the immune system, testicular and prostate pathology, as well as endocrine disorders. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a very effective physical therapy method, used in many areas of medicine, including obstetrics and gynaecology, andrology and urology; and it is recommended as an integral part of the complex treatment of infertility.
The literature review showed that LLLT is beneficial in treating male infertility. Laser can significantly improve the survival, motility and speed of movement of spermatozoa. Laser therapy of patients with prostatitis and vesiculitis can eliminate infiltrative-exudative changes, improve reproductive and copulatory functions. Local illumination of red (635 nm) and infrared (904 nm) spectra should be combined with intravenous laser blood illumination (ILBI) of red (635 nm) and ultraviolet (UV) (365 nm) spectra.

Keywords: Male infertility; Sperm motility; Low level laser therapy

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