Every couple in the world dream about having healthy progeny and considers that bliss. Infertility is the failure to get pregnant after unprotected sexual intercourse for about a year. There is another condition called sterility where an individual cannot conceive for a lifetime. Sterility is an absolute condition where infertility is a relative term. According to statistics from the World Health Organization, one in every four couples in developing countries had been affected by infertility. Infertility can be seen in both men and women and at least one partner will be a reason for the condition.
Reasons for Male Infertility:
The healthy hormonal environment and well-formed genital organs in males produce healthy sperm. Any imbalance in these factors affects the quantity and quality of sperm production. The general health condition and lifestyle of a man affect his fertility chances. some common causes include
- Lifestyle disorders like obesity, diabetes, etc. which bring metabolic changes in the body and affect the quality and quantity of sperm production
- Stress may interfere with certain hormones that aid in sperm production.
- Alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc.
- Nutritional deficiency of vitamins like Vit C, Vit E, Vit B complex and minerals like selenium and zinc, etc.
- Radiation with mobile phones, laptops, computers, etc.
- Environmental exposure to pollution, chemicals, etc.
- Chromosomal defects.
All these factors disturb the hormone condition thereby affecting libido and also sperm production. In the male, a pair of genital organs are called testes to produce sperms which aid in fertility. Sperm count of more than 15 million / ml with 35 to 70 % motility is its normal range and chances of fertility will be on the greater side. When the count is less than 15 million per ml it is referred to as a condition called oligospermia. When motility is less than 30% it is asthenozoospermia, if there are any structural defects in the sperm itself Teratozoospermia. The absence of sperm cells is Azoospermia and a complete lack of semen will be Aspermia.
Ayurveda about Male infertility :
Ayurveda discussed male infertility under chapter VAJIKARANA in its classical texts. The chapter deals well with the reasons, types, and management of male infertility. The causes of male infertility as per Ayurveda will be bijauthpathi (congenital abnormalities), supra dosha (sperm defects), and klaibya (loss of libido). Semen in males can be correlated to Sukra dhatu which stands at end of saptha dhatus which according to Ayurveda is produced at the end of all tissue metabolism and also nourishes the entire body. Any imbalance in digestive fire disturbs the metabolism of the entire Dhatu formation and thereby affects sukra dhatu also.
Management through Ayurveda:
Ayurvedic treatment through Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic along with rectifying the causative factors can amend most male infertility. Therapies like Abhyanga (hot oil massage), Shirodhara (continuous pouring of warm oil on forehead), and udwarthana (powder massage) can help to deal with infertility at Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic. Herbs have libido and healthy spermatogenesis (sperm production) properties like Kapikacchu (mucuna pruriens) also called Velvetbeans, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris ), etc. are advised by our expert physicians who are well trained in curing infertility conditions.
Every month one egg (ovum) is released from one ovary alternatively between the 11th to 18th day from the day of a menstrual period. The ovum (egg) travels through the fallopian tubes, if a sperm meets the ovum at that place they unite and together attach to the wall of the uterus confirming the woman as conceived. Inability to get pregnant itself is infertility.
Reasons for Female infertility :
The hormonal environment in females called the HPO axis, regular ovulatory menstrual cycles, healthy uterine cavity, and patent fallopian tubes are the important factors for a woman to get pregnant. Disturbance in any one of these can lead to infertility or delay the chances to get pregnant. The most common disturbances can be-
- Anovulatory menstrual cycles
- Metabolic disorders like obesity, diabetes, etc.
- Stress-full lifestyle
- Tubal blocks
- Uterus structural abnormalities etc.
Ayurveda about Female infertility :
Infertility is wonderfully dealt with in Ayurveda under the name VANDHYATWA. As per Ayurvedic classics, infertility or vandhyatwa is the failure to achieve a child rather than getting conceived, as garbha srava (abortions) and mrutvasta (stillbirths) are also included in types of infertility. Factors that help in getting pregnant are Rutu (fertile period), kshetra (reproductive organs ), Ambu (nutritive fluids ), Beeja (ovum ) with the healthy psychological status norming function of Vata (air element). Any abnormality in these factors can cause infertility.
In Ayurveda infertility have two main categories:
- Anapathya (primary infertility or no child )
- Kakavandhya ( secondary infertility or one child sterility).
Management of female infertility :
Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic can raise your chances to become pregnant through all the natural means which give your body to get its ability as gifted by our mother nature, by therapies like detox plans, Abhyanga (hot oil massage), Udwarthana (powder massage), etc. Herbal decoctions and herbs like Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Gokshura, Ashoka, etc can make miracles when given under careful supervision by our Ayurvedic Practitioners at Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic.
Last but not least yoga also plays a key role in increasing the chances of fertility. Motherhood should never remain a dream which cannot be fulfilled. Make all your chances increased to hear the word YOU ARE PREGNANT! through Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic.
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