Definition of Motility:

Capacity for spontaneous movement, frequently in reference to the intestine.

Topics Related to Motility

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...the condition
“...Bacterial overgrowth here is promoted by hypochlorhydria, by stasis due to abnormal bowel motility, physical/surgical abnormalities, by immune deficiency or by malnutrition...”

Broad Beans a treatment
“...These beans are also rich in fiber, which helps to regulate gut motility and lower the risks of cancer and hypertension...”
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Cold Applications (Cryotherapy) a treatment
“...Cold packs applied to the abdomen cause increased gastrointestinal motility and gastric acid secretion; therefore, this treatment is contraindicated in those with known peptic ulcer disease...”

Delayed Gastric Emptying (Gastroparesis)

...the condition
“Delayed gastric emptying, also known as gastroparesis, is a motility disorder in which the stomach loses its ability to empty properly as a result of poor muscle function...”


...the condition
“...Most of the commonly-employed antidiarrheal medications are antimotility agents that act by slowing intestinal motility, thereby increasing intraluminal fluid time and allowing for greater intestinal fluid absorption...”

Echinacea (Coneflower) a treatment
“...Essentially, Echinacea has been shown to stimulate phagocytosis (engulfing of bacteria/viruses by certain white-blood cells), increase respiratory activity, and increase the motility of the white-blood cells...”

Female Infertility

...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“...In animal studies, nicotine has not only been shown to decrease tubal motility and blood flow, but appears to decrease estrogen levels as well...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...the condition
“...In one study, over half of GERD patients showed abnormal nerve or muscle function in the stomach, which caused impaired motility – an inability of the muscles to contract normally...”

High/Increased Fiber Diet a treatment
“...In addition to promoting beneficial SCFA production and intestinal motility, dietary fiber can help to bind endotoxins and facilitate their elimination via the bowel...”

Hormone Imbalance

...our question about Abdominal distension, swelling
“Hormonal fluctuations such as those occurring with pregnancy or at the start of a menstrual period (these raise progesterone levels) can slow down gut motility and cause food to pass more slowly through the digestive system, sometimes causing bloating and/or constipation.”

Intestinal Obstruction

...the condition
“...Parasympathetic stimulation increases movement (motility) through the gut using waves of peristalsis...”


...the condition
“...Suspected triggers include viral infections, anatomical factors, altered motility, lymph nodes, polyps, and tumors...”
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Lei Gong Teng a treatment
“...Amongst male patients, sperm count and motility was reduced and the sperm disappeared completely after a month...”

Male Infertility (Low Sperm Count)

...the condition
“...this condition causes infertility in men; Bicycling – blood vessels and nerves may be damaged due to the pressure from the bike seat; Marginal zinc status is associated with poor sperm count and motility (especially if testosterone levels are low)...”
...relationship to Zinc Requirement
“Zinc increases sperm count and motility as well as raising testosterone levels when low.”
...recommendation Test Zinc Levels
“...Marginal zinc status is associated with poor sperm count and motility (especially if testosterone levels are low).”
...recommendation Lycopene
“...Amongst the 50 men, 70% had an increase in sperm concentration and 58% had an increase in sperm motility.”

Mesenteric Ischemia

...the condition
“...The paralytic stage may follow if ischemia continues: abdominal pain becomes more widespread, the belly becomes more tender to the touch, and bowel motility decreases, resulting in abdominal bloating, constipation, no further bloody stools, and an absence of bowel sounds...”

Short Bowel Syndrome

...the condition
“...Medications to slow intestinal motility increase the time available to absorb nutrients...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...symptoms Peripheral neuropathy – numbness and tingling in the extremities; Autonomic neuropathy – damage to nerves that help regulate the coordination of heartbeat, respiration, and gastric motility; Trigeminal neuralgia – numbness or burning of the face; Glossopharyngeal neuralgia – pain in the back of the throat; Mononeuritis multiplex – weakness or paralysis of various muscles...”

Tribulus a treatment
“...and erectile function, increasing serum concentration of testosterone and luteinizing hormone (LH), and stimulation of spermatogenesis with increased concentration of sperm and an increase in sperm motility and viability...”

Vegetarian Diet Consequences

...relationship to Male Infertility (Low Sperm Count)
“...Average sperm motility (the percentage that are active) was lower too: only one-third of sperm were active for vegetarians and vegans compared with nearly 60% for omnivores...”
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