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Fertility Improvement Tips!

Dr. Richika Sahay Shukla 92% (938 ratings)
DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Fertility Improvement Tips!

“Your ovaries and your fat cells regulate estrogen, which affects ovulation. If you’re too thin, you may not be producing enough estrogen, and if you’re overweight or obese, you may be producing too much,”.

Nutrition is a key component of reproduction and pregnancy. Reproductive organs need to be healthy to initiate and maintain a pregnancy to full term. There is a constant requirement for nutrients at each stage of reproduction and the best source of these nutrients is from food. Supplementation can be useful if meeting these nutrients requirements is compromised in any way.

What to eat to make you more fertile?

For a fertility, diet to improve egg quality, load your plate with fruits & veggies. As per few studies, there is higher incidence of ovulation disorder in women who consume more of trans fats, carbs & animal protein.  Watermelon & asparagus, along with other fruits & vegetables give body a rich supply of glutathione, which is important for egg quality.

How can I boost my fertility?

Fresh vegetable juices and fruit juices contain phytochemicals which are beneficial for fertility. Taking plant-based fats & proteins in moderation is healthy in couples with fertility concerns. Bad carbs like cookies, cakes, white bread, and white rice should be avoided. Good carbs like containing fiber such as fruits, veggies, beans, whole grains can be taken.

Cutting back on gluten may be necessary for some suffering from PCOS. As gluten create an inflammatory response in body which heightens C-reactive protein & send signals that it's not an ideal time to conceive. It makes ovulation inhibited and implantation more difficult.

            If you’re having continued trouble conceiving, you need to consider limiting dairy.

            For men – More veggies and fruit for him too. Foods rich in zinc is helpful. Encourage him to take daily vitamins especially vitamin C, E, Selenium, Zinc & Lycopene.  

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Infertility In Women - What Homeopathy Can Do To Help You?

Dr. Snigdhodip Saha 92% (213 ratings)
FMC (Fellow in Med.Cosmetology), BHMS, MO (SH), Certification for Professional Chemical Peel Workshop, CERT (RBSK), CERT (ARSH), LT
Homeopath, Kolkata
Infertility In Women - What Homeopathy Can Do To Help You?

For a married couple, having a child is the next step towards completing the family picture. However, for various reasons, some attributed to the male and some to the female, this picture remains incomplete.
Talking to a doctor is one of the best starting points. There could be deep rooted causes for this issue and homeopathy aims at treating the root cause and not just infertility. A good homeopath will ask you numerous questions to find out associated symptoms, family history, etc. and then arrive at a remedy that would work best for you. This is a highly customised therapy and so self-medication based on a friend or family member’s recommendation is best avoided.

Infertility in females is often caused by the following reasons:

  1. Irregular menstruation
  2. Hormonal imbalance
  3. Advancing age
  4. Emotional stress
  5. Obesity
  6. Excessive smoking
  7. Alcohol consumption
  8. Sexually transmitted diseases (Chlamydia, gonorrhoea)
  9. Structural abnormalities in the pelvic area including fibroids, pelvic adhesions, blocked fallopian tubes, etc.
  10. Endometriosis
  11. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  12. Pelvic Inflammatory disease
  13. Thyroid disorders
  14. Diabetes

With more and more women coming out in the open to discuss, researchers have started working towards identifying the problem and working towards the treatment. The success rate of homeopathy in treating infertility is also on the rise. As with any medical condition, homeopathy treats not just the problem or symptom at hand, but the person holistically. Read on to know some of the common homeopathic remedies, but make sure you have a detailed discussion with your doctor to identify what would work best for you. Self-medication is best avoided.

  1. In women with reduced sexual drive, Agnus and Sepia are widely used. The vaginal is extremely dry which could be painful during sex. There is also a bearing down sensation of the uterus in these women.
  2. In women with reduced menstruation, Pulsatilla and Sepia are widely used. The periods are never on the expected date, and when they occur, the flow is quite scanty and suppressed. Pulsatilla is also used when ovarian cysts are present. Sepia is useful in women that are prone to miscarriages.
  3. In women with excessive menstruation, Calcarea and Aletris are widely used. The periods happen before time, is too long with profuse bleeding. This excessive bleeding also causes anaemia, weakness, and fatigue. These women might also have frequent abortions.
  4. In women who have experienced a miscarriage in their third month earlier, with uterine and ovarian inflammation, Sabina is used.
  5. In women who are not able to retain sperms, Natrum carb is useful. There could be an offensive smelling vaginal discharge which is also very irritating and itching.

These are just some of the common remedies, but there are more, and each patient would require different therapy based on associated symptoms.

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6 Causes Behind Infertility In Women

Dr. Sunita Kothari 90% (648 ratings)
Ms - Gynae & Obs, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
6 Causes Behind Infertility In Women

Female infertility affects nearly 40 million women world over, as per medical studies. If the female patient is not able to conceive after trying for a period of over six months without the use of any protection or contraception, there are chances that she may be suffering from infertility. This condition must be checked and treated at the earliest. Read on to know more about the various causes behind female infertility.

  1. Fallopian Tubes: When the fallopian tubes undergo any kind of damage, it may lead to infertility for the woman in question. These tubes are used by the eggs as they travel from the ovaries to the uterus. The eggs meet the sperm in order for the baby to be conceived and to develop. Pelvic infections and pelvic surgery can cause scarring and bleeding which can stop the sperm and the egg from meeting. This scarring may also come about as a result of endometriosis.
  2. Hormonal Issues: There are a variety of hormones at play within one's body at any given point of time, and a balance of these hormones is absolutely essential for the various functions of the body to be carried out in a normal manner. When the body does not go through proper hormonal changes that are required for the release of the egg, this can prevent the pregnancy from happening. This can also lead to a thickening of the uterine lining which can stop the egg from travelling from the ovaries.
  3. Cervical Problems: The cervix is one of the most important parts of the female reproductive system. It is a passage that can be found at the lower end of the womb. When there is a condition that may affect the cervix of the female patient, it can also prevent the sperm from travelling through the cervical canal in order to reach the egg. This comes about as a symptom of a cervical problem.
  4. Uterine Problem: One may develop polyps or fibroids within the uterus, thus giving rise to difficulties when it comes to getting pregnant. These growths can usually be found when there are too many cells thriving in the endometrium, which is basically the lining of the uterus.
  5. Unexplained Reasons: There are a number of 'unexplained' reasons that can prevent pregnancy. These reasons plague almost 20% of the couples who are suffering from infertility or the inability to conceive a baby.
  6. Tests: While the diagnosis of the condition can be done with the help of an HSG test using an ultrasound, the doctor can also use this method to check for fallopian tube blockages. A laparoscopy may also be used for diagnosis. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.
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Infertility In Men & Women - How Homeopathy Can Help Cure It?

Dr. Fatema Ebrahim 91% (2370 ratings)
Homeopath, Mumbai
Infertility In Men & Women - How Homeopathy Can Help Cure It?

Homeopathy believes that infertility is just a manifestation of a deep, underlying body symptom. So while conventional medicines try to treat infertility by just looking at the reproductive system, homoeopathy looks at the body as a whole.  The doctor will try to understand the couple’s underlying problems and then come up with a cure.  Male and female infertility is addressed separately and the most common remedies are listed below. 
It is extremely important to note that self-medication is not advised, and each couple and individual would need proper assessment and treatment.


  1. Agnus Castus:
    • This is used in males where infertility is associated with erectile dysfunction
    • It helps improve sexual desire and physical ability to perform
    • The patient would have cold, relaxed, flaccid genitals
  2. Caladium:
    • Impotency in these men is also associated with mental depression
    • Though desire is present, the erections are generally weak and not 
  3. Selenium:
    • These men also may have erectile dysfunction with weak and delayed erections.
    • Emissions may be rapid and involuntary. 
  4. X-Ray:
    • Reduced sperm count
    • Improves both quantity and quality of sperms 
  5. Conium:
    • Useful in males with orchitis
    • The testicles are hard, swollen, and enlarged
    • History of suppressed desire
  6. Sabal Serrulata
    • Associated with wasting of testes
    • Also useful where there is prostate enlargement or prostatitis

Female infertility

  1. Borax
    • Useful in women who have acidic vaginal discharge.  This kills the sperms and could cause infertility.
    • Borax is useful when the discharge is similar to egg white, copious, and warm. Altering the pH can improve successful conception
  2. Natrum Phos:
    • Discharge is honey coloured, sour smelling, and irritating
    • This discharge is also acidic, reducing sperm life
  3. Pulsatilla:
    • Useful in women who have scanty periods that do not last long and never appear on the due date
    • These women have a history of irregular menses since the onset of menarche
    • Also useful in women who have polycystic ovarian disease
  4. Aletris farinose
    • Early and copious menstruation in addition to white discharge
    • Anaemia, weakness, fatigue, and tiredness
    • Useful in women who have had recurrent abortions.
  5. Sepia
    • These women present with menstrual cycles that are short, suppressed, and not regular in the flow.
    •  There is also a bearing down sensation where the patient feels the uterus is going to slide down
    • It is also possible these women have reduced drive
  6. Natrum carb
    • These women have difficulty retaining sperms
    • The vaginal discharge could also be offensive and irritating 
  7. Calcarea Carb:
    • This is another remedy used when there is profuse bleeding during the menstrual cycles 
    • The periods also tend to appear before their due date and tend to last longer than usual. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.
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Complete Infertility Investigation - Why is It Important?

Dr. Yashica 91% (191 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology, DGO
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Complete Infertility Investigation - Why is It Important?

While some couples conceive with ease, conceiving a child can be extremely difficult for others. In cases where a woman is not able to get pregnant despite having regular intercourse in tune with her biological cycle, infertility tests may be suggested to investigate the reason behind this. In most cases, these tests are suggested if a year has gone by without intercourse resulting in a pregnancy. Women may also be said to be infertile, if they cannot carry a foetus to full term.

Infertility can affect both men and women and can be triggered by a number of different reasons. In some cases, it is treatable while in others, alternative ways of having a family may need to be discussed. Hence, it is very important to understand the different types and triggers for infertility and to undergo complete infertility investigations. Some of the common types of infertility investigations are as given below.

  1. Blood tests: A blood test of both partners is used to assess the general health of the couple and to identify any health factors that may be impeding fertility.
  2. Tests for women: 
    1. Hysterosalpingogram: This is an X ray that can identify if a blockage or any other issue in the fallopian tubes are the cause for infertility.
    2. Pelvic ultrasound: This is used to have a look at the anatomy of the female reproductive system and to check for fibroids.
    3. Laparoscopy / hysteroscopyThis is used to get a clearer picture of the ovaries, uterus and other parts of the reproductive system.
    4. Tracking cycle: Ovulation and the thickness of the uterus lining may also affect infertility, This can be diagnosed by tracking and assessing the menstrual cycle.
  3. Tests for men
    1. Semen analysis:This test is used to get an idea of sperm concentration, motility and the appearance of sperm in a man’s semen. In some cases, the semen may not include any sperm cells. In such cases, a follow up investigation may be required to assess if sperm cells are being created in the testicles. This is known as testicular sperm aspiration or a testicular biopsy.
    2. Sperm DNA: The DNA in sperm also plays an important role in fertility. This test is used to assess the sperm DNA integrity and to see how it may affect embryo development and chances of an on-going pregnancy.

Infertility treatment depends on the cause identified by the above tests and hence it is important for both partners to undergo complete testing. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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How To Cure Infertility In Men And Women With Homeopathy?

Dr. Mukesh Singh 96% (10344 ratings)
B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
How To Cure Infertility In Men And Women With Homeopathy?

If you are looking for an effective treatment procedure for infertility, you should consider homeopathy. Infertility refers to the inability to conceive after having sex. The biological inability of a man or a woman to conceive and have a full term pregnancy can also be referred to as infertility. Homeopathy is the most natural cure for infertility and there are several types of homeopathic medicines which treat infertility in both men and women.

Homeopathic Medicines for Infertility in Men

The top homeopathic medicines used for treating infertility in men are as follows:

Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with erectile dysfunction

Agnus Castus is used when a man’s sexual desire and physical ability are reduced. The genitals stay relaxed, cold and flaccid. Caladium is used when infertility or impotency results because of mental depression. The genitals stay relaxed and weak erections are likely. Selenium is used for erectile dysfunction featured by slow and weak erections. Involuntary semen discharge may also be indicated as a symptom.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with low sperm count

The homeopathic medicine X-Ray is very effective in treating low sperm count in men. Sperm count gets increased, enhancing both the quantity and quality of sperm.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with orchitis

Conium is used for treating infertility in men, which occurs due to orchitis. The testicles get swollen, enlarged and hardened. Conium also helps patients with a history of suppressed sexual desire.

Homeopathic Medicines For Infertility In Women

The top homeopathic medicines for treating infertility in women are as follows:

Homeopathic medicines for infertility because of acid vaginal charges

Borax and Natrum Phos are effective homeopathic medicines used for treating infertility in women, which occurs because of acid vaginal charges. These medicines are prescribed when the vaginal discharges are destructive, acrid and sperm killing in nature. Borax is used when the discharge is like egg white, copious and warm. Natrum Phos is used in the case of acrid, creamy and honey coloured discharge.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility because of prolonged and profuse periods

Calcarea Carb and Aletris Farionosa are ideal homeopathic medicines which are used in case of prolonged and profuse menstrual periods, and in the case of periods appearing before the usual time. Experiencing early menses is likely. The patient may experience anemia, leucorrhea, fatigue, tiredness and weakness along with menorrhagia.

Homeopathic treatment does not utilize the use of any kind of chemicals, and hence there are no side effects on the body. You should consult a homeopathic practitioner before starting to take homeopathic medicines for infertility.

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