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Infertility - How To Treat It In Men?

Dr. Sunil Savanji 92% (93 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Pune
Infertility - How To Treat It In Men?
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Type 2 Diabetes - How Does It Lead To Erectile Dysfunction?

Dr. Ajaypal Singh 91% (3558 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Delhi
Type 2 Diabetes - How Does It Lead To Erectile Dysfunction?

Type 2 diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction may appear as different ailments but they do have a connection. Reports suggest men suffering from Type 2 diabetesare likely to experience Erectile Dysfunction. Moreover, diabetic people suffer from Erectile Dysfunction 10 to 15 years earlier than others.

Reason: The reason behind the connection between the two ailments is quite complex. The whole scenario involves deterioration in nerves, muscle functioning and blood vessels. For successful penetration of penis, body requires healthy functioning of blood vessels, nerves, hormones and sexual desire. Type-2 diabetes hamper the proper functioning of these blood vessels and nerves, thus posing a potential threat to a successful sexual intercourse. Diabetes becomes a big obstacle in obtaining a firm erection. Also, non-regulated flow of blood through these blood vessels adds up to the problem.

Factors Contributing to Erectile Dysfunction due to Diabetes:
Complexities due to Type-2 diabetes increases exponentially when aided with following risk factors-

  1. Obesity
  2. Unbalanced diet
  3. Non-regulated Blood Supply
  4. Excessive smoking and drinking
  5. Excessive stress and hypertension
  6. Lack of Physical activity
  7. Blood Pressure
  8. Side effects of medication taken to cure ED

Remedies
Given below are few suggestions which, if followed, can bring your sex life back on track.

  1. Consult doctor: It is better to open up about your sexual concerns and consult a doctor. Hesitating in doing so will only increase your problem. Proper knowledge regarding all your existing ailments will allow him to diagnose properly and help you to regulate your blood sugar level. You may further consult a sexologist for specialized treatment for Erectile Dysfunction. Through prescribed medicines and some therapies, this issue can be dealt smoothly.
  2. Practice a healthy lifestyle: Stay fit. Reduce your extra weight. Include exercise and meditation in your daily routine. This will help a lot in improving your emotional health. In many cases psychological pressure also contribute in causing impotence. So, try to perform some stress relieving exercises to curb down this psychological factor.
  3. Avoid drinking and smoking: Smoking diminishes the quantity of required nitric oxide which in turn lowers down the blood flow to penis. This increases chances of Erectile Dysfunction to a greater extent. Excessive drinking destroys your blood vessels, thereby posing a serious threat to your sex life.
  4. Take a proper diet: A balanced diet pays a major role in checking and controlling the blood sugar level. This step will definitely decrease the harm done to your blood vessels and nerves.
  5. Get enough sleep and keep yourself astray from the harmful effects of fatigue.
  6. Talk with your partner: It is necessary that you discuss freely regarding your sexual problems with your partner. This will help you in gaining confidence, release stress and perform better.

Follow the above suggestions and choose a healthy lifestyle for a safe and pleasing sex life.

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Hello Dr. I checked today my testosterone total-serum (CLIA) level. Results is 386. 34 ng/dl,(bio- ref164. 94-753) Increase level. .1. Precocious puberty, 2, androgen resistance 3 testotoxicosis 4, congenital adrenal hyperplasia Decrease level. 1,delayed puberty male 2, gonadotropin deficiency 3, testicular defects 4, systemic disease. Dear Dr. tell me about my report, I have any problems for fertility, waiting for your valuable reply Thank you.

Dr. Sameer Kumar 93% (5065 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, Fellowship in Assisted Reproductive technology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello Dr. I checked today my testosterone total-serum (CLIA) level. Results is 386. 34 ng/dl,(bio- ref164. 94-753) In...
Hello, The result is a normal result , unless you have nay issues, so please mention them in detail.
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Stress - How Does It Lead To Premature Ejaculation?

Dr. Sudhir Bhola 89% (607 ratings)
MD - Alternate Medicine, BAMS
Sexologist, Gurgaon
Stress - How Does It Lead To Premature Ejaculation?

Ejaculation can be considered premature if it happens within 1 minute of penetration or if you are unable to control your ejaculation. There are several reasons that can contribute to premature ejaculation like performance anxiety, excessive excitement, relationship issues and hypersensitivity of the skin. To treat premature ejaculation, it is important to determine the cause and stress that can be a potent reason that is preventing you from 'lasting' long. Premature ejaculation can be life long or acquired.

The effects of stress on the mind

Stress can create havoc in your life and it is closely related to sexual dysfunctions. It is caused not only by rigorous emotional turmoil, daily factors like work or school can also lead to continuous stress, which may pile up to have a profound effect on your mind and body. Stress tends to alter the brain chemistry by triggering hormones like Cortisol, Norepinephrine, Serotonin and many others that signal the nervous system and endocrine to put the body in a state of anxiety which leads to weakening of the ejaculation reflex arc.

The effects of stress on the body

Increased level of stress causes the heart rate to drop and the body is stimulated to produce excess blood sugar, adrenalin and chemicals. If your stress is caused due to work, your body will respond to it by diverting blood towards the important organs like hands and legs and your concentration might also improve under stress. However, stress can diminish your ability to enjoy sex, heighten your sensitivity to stimulation and pain and increase impotence.

How stress causes premature ejaculation

Stimulation of the sympathetic nerves and hormonal imbalance caused by stress create an urge to ejaculate. Generally, this urge is enhanced by mental and sensory stimulation till orgasm is reached. One is likely to engage in sex with an amplified urge to ejaculate because the nerves have already been exhausted which leads to an early climax. Men with premature ejaculation has shown significant impact on self esteem and self confidence and many people confirm high levels of anxiety connected to sexual or intimate situations with a partner.

In a recent-published survey investigating the female partner's perception of premature ejaculation and impact on relationship break ups, relationship quality and sexual satisfaction among females, many of them confirmed that premature ejaculation was the main reason for break ups.

Hormonal disturbances in Thyroid, Prolactine, Erectile dysfunction, Penile anomalies, Prostate disease, Lower urinary tract infection can also cause premature ejaculation.
 
Reducing stress is an important step to cure premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation can be treated with medications, counseling, diet and exercises.

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Erectile Dysfunction!

Dr. B Chandra 88% (129 ratings)
Diploma In Traditional Siddha, B.H.M.S
Sexologist, Bilaspur
Erectile Dysfunction!

8 Natural Cures for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is a major challenge for many men today regardless of their age — young, middle-aged, or old. Because erectile dysfunction may be caused by many factors — a health condition, emotional or relationship problems, some kinds of medication, smoking, drugs, or alcohol — an erectile dysfunction cure is possible.

Though erectile dysfunction treatment options may include ED medication and surgery, there are also noninvasive erectile dysfunction remedies that may help. 

Men with erectile dysfunction may experience some or all of these persistent symptoms:

  1. Reduced sexual desire
  2. Trouble getting an erection
  3. Trouble keeping an erection

In fact, one common reason many younger men visit their doctor is to get erectile dysfunction medication. Often, men with erectile dysfunction suffer from diabetes or heart disease or may be sedentary or obese, but they don’t realize the impact of these health conditions on sexual function. Along with erectile dysfunction treatment, the doctor may recommend managing the illness, being more physically active, or losing weight.

The causes of erectile dysfunction are many, including physical problems like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even sleep disorders. Medication taken for health conditions can result in erectile dysfunction, as an alcohol and smoking.

But erectile dysfunction is also caused by mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, stress, and trouble with relationships. That’s why visiting a medical doctor for erectile dysfunction treatment is so valuable.

If ignored, erectile dysfunction can lead to complications, such as unsatisfactory sex life, low self-esteem, high anxiety, and relationship problems. Getting a partner pregnant also becomes difficult if a man suffers from erectile dysfunction.

For men searching for ED medication, there are many newer erectile dysfunction treatments (all prescription drugs) that help you get an erection firm enough to have sex, and most have few side effects.

If you need erectile dysfunction treatment, talk with your doctor today.

1. Exercise Is an Active Erectile Dysfunction Treatment-
“There are many lifestyle changes that are erectile dysfunction remedies, but among them, exercise is the ED treatment that can have the greatest impact,” says Zachary R. Mucher, MD, a urologist in Sugar Land, Texas. “Exercise works on several fronts to combat the development of ED and help reverse it once it has become a problem.”

Exercise improves blood flow, which is vitally important to a strong erection, and improves blood pressure by increasing nitric oxide in blood vessels, which he says is exactly how Viagra works. Weight-bearing exercise can increase the natural production of testosterone, a significant factor in erectile strength and sex drive. 

2. One Erectile Dysfunction Remedy Is a Healthy Diet-
The foods you eat can have a direct impact on erectile dysfunction. A diet rich in fruit, veggies, whole grains, and fish, and with fewer servings of red meat and refined grains, decreases the risk for ED. 

A healthy diet also helps to maintain a healthy body weight, which is important because men who have a 42-inch waist are 50 percent more likely to have ED than men with a 32-inch waist. Also, obesity increases the risk of vascular disease and diabetes, two factors that contribute to ED.

3. Sleep Is a Natural Erectile Dysfunction Treatment-
Poor sleep patterns can be a contributing factor for erectile dysfunction. One review published in the journal Brain Research emphasized the intricate relationship between the level of sex hormones like testosterone, sexual function, and sleep, noting that testosterone levels increase with improved sleep, and lower levels are associated with sexual dysfunction. Hormone secretion is controlled by the body’s internal clock, and sleep patterns likely help the body determine when to release certain hormones. 

Adhering to a set sleep schedule is a natural erectile dysfunction remedy, and can help ensure that those signals are clear and consistent.

4. Quit Smoking to Stop Erectile Dysfunction- 

For many men, stopping smoking is an erectile dysfunction remedy, particularly when ED is the result of vascular disease, which occurs when blood supply to the penis becomes restricted because of blockage or narrowing of the arteries. Smoking and even smokeless tobacco can also cause the narrowing of important blood vessels and have the same negative impact. 

If you smoke, talk to your doctor about quitting and whether prescription aids can help you

5. Limit Alcohol to Improve ED- 
“Alcohol is a depressant and can cause both temporary and long-term erectile dysfunction,”. 

The central nervous system is responsible for releasing nitric oxide, an essential chemical for producing and maintaining an erection, and heavy alcohol consumption depresses the central nervous system, causing it to function less efficiently. Not enough nitric oxide translates to erectile dysfunction.

6. Monitor Your Meds to End Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction can occur as a side effect of medication taken for another health condition. Common culprits are high blood pressure meds, antidepressants, some diuretics, beta-blockers, heart medication, cholesterol meds, antipsychotic drugs, hormone drugs, corticosteroids, chemotherapy, and medication for male pattern baldness, among others.

If you think your medication might be causing ED, talk to your doctor, but don't discontinue using it on your own. Some medication must be tapered off under a doctor's supervision.

7. Acupuncture May Help With Erectile Dysfunction-
Sexual side effects of these drugs happen to at least half of all people taking them and by some counts up to 90 percent.

8. Can Herbal Remedies Help or Hurt Erectile Dysfunction?
“There are many herbal remedies that tout improvement in erectile function, but most have little effect and may actually have detrimental side effects,”. Two natural erectile dysfunction treatments that have shown promise are red ginseng and pomegranate juice.

“Ginseng is thought to increase nitric oxide production, leading to improved blood flow," he says. "Pomegranate juice is a potent antioxidant and can help prevent atherosclerosis." Always talk to your doctor before taking any supplements, as they might interfere with other medication you're taking.

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Libido - Can Homeopathy Help You Increase It?

Dr. Jagdish Gupta 89% (200 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Libido - Can Homeopathy Help You Increase It?

Libido, also known as the drive for intimate activities, is a person’s general sexual drive or yearning for sexual desire. A person’s drive in this area depends upon biological, psychological as well as social factors. Sometimes both physical and mental factors may cause this problem.

Physical issues that can bring about low drive include low testosterone, professionally prescribed meds, too little or a lot of work out and excessive liquor or drug use. Mental issues can include depressionstress and issues in your relationship.

Homeopathy treatment has some capable and fruitful solutions to increase the libido or drive without any symptoms or side effects. Homeopathic cures are prescribed based upon the symptoms instead of the conditions, as the symptoms of a specific disease can differ in different individuals. All these medicines must be prescribed only by a trained homeopath or doctor. Here are a few homeopathic cures for low libido issues:

Agnus castus: It is used for the following symptoms faced by patients with low libido:
• Sexual despair
• Anxious depression and mental premonitions
• Yellow discharge from the urethra and low or no sexual desire
• No erections
• Scanty periods in women

Lycopodium: It is used for the following symptoms faced by patients with low libido:
• Losing libido after some time that is, steady loss of sexual craving
• Despair, the need to be distant from everyone else, feeble memory, decreasing brain power
• Poor processing, dyspepsia, waking up during the evening feeling hungry, experiencing hepatic illness
• Delayed menstruation in women
• No erection, fatigue and feeling feeble, untimely discharge

• Vaginal drying
• Skin breakouts

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• Delayed inadequate periods, obstruction, spinal pain
• Too soon or no ejaculation in men, aversion to sex, herpetic ejections
• Uncertain, anxious feeling
• Headache in the mornings on waking up
• Individuals who are susceptible to to skin infections

Phosphoricum acidum
This homeopathic medicine is used in the following cases:
• Low sexual desire in men, delicate and swollen genitals, skin inflammation of scrotum
• Early and heavy flow periods
• Pain in liver for women
• Pimples, skin inflammation, hair fall
• Spasms in the upper arms and wrists, tearing pain in joints

Sepia
• Ladies who were strong and tough, but have ended up irritable, depressive and not interested in friends and family
• Loss of sexual desire after pregnancy, labour, or unnatural birth cycle
• Loss of sexual craving during menopausal stage

Onosmodium
• Psychical impotence in men, loss of sexual desire, insufficient erections
• Sexual craving totally crushed in ladies, extreme uterine pain, periods too soon and excessively drawn out
• Drained and numb feeling in the legs

Since low libido is a fundamentally important issue, it should be dealt with proper consultation and treatment to wipe out the chances of recurrence or side-effects.

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ICSI - Can It Treat Male Infertility?

Dr. Nalini Gupta 92% (263 ratings)
M.Sc, MD, MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
ICSI - Can It Treat Male Infertility?
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Infertility Problem Solution By Uttar Basti Ayurvedic Treatment

Dr. B Chandra 88% (129 ratings)
Diploma In Traditional Siddha, B.H.M.S
Sexologist, Bilaspur
Infertility Problem Solution By Uttar Basti Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurveda is the traditional medicine system from India and is a result of the dedicated pursuits of sages and practitioners who worked to identify the precious herbs in natural environment and determined the specific methods of their use for relief in different ailments and conditions. The mode of treatment in Ayurveda is very generic because the objective is to correct the underlying doshas and thus establish the vital balance in the mind and body. Ayurveda also offers to cure the infertility problems in males and females and recommends specialty therapies and procedures that make use of the power of herbs to relieve the problem. Uttar Basti is one such Ayurvedic process that is actually a type of panchkarma treatment administered through the vaginal and urinary tracts in females and males respectively. This process uses herbal decoctions that cleanse and nourish the internal organs towards treatment of the disorder.

Infertility treatment in females

Infertility conditions are very complex and could be the result of different reasons that may or may not be evident. In females, the infertility conditions can result from the inability to ovulate or if the fallopian tubes are blocked then the egg so released would fail to reach to the uterus for fertilization with the sperm. Other reasons for infertility in females could be related to uterus malfunctions like the non conducive atmosphere for fertilization or impregnation of the fertilized ovum. These are the direct reasons that generate infertility while the underlying hormonal imbalances could be also an independent or allied cause. Uttar Basti Ayurvedic treatment for infertility problems in females involves delivering the special herbal decoction made in oil into the uterus through the vaginal orifice. Ayurvedic hospital Pune administers this procedure in a professional manner through dedicated implements and care is taken to prevent any kind of infections.

Treatment of infertility in males

Infertility problems in males could be due to impotency (the inability to develop erections for penetrative intercourse) or because of the problems related to semen/sperm production and quality. Often such problems are caused due to improper functioning of the sex glands like the prostate that gets ridden with infection or other conditions. Uttar Basti treatment is also administered in males to treat the problems related to the sex glands. In males, the herbal decoction is delivered through the urethral passage in penis. This is done through special implements like a flexible tubing that is inserted into penis to carry the herbal liquid. Leading Ayurvedic medicine Pune center specializes in this technique for treatment of infertility problems in both men and women.

Benefits of Uttar Basti

Uttar Basti Ayurvedic treatment has been found very effective in relieving the problem of blockages in fallopian tubes and clearing of infections in the uterine cavity which is causing the fertility issues. The herbal decoction is prepared with specialty herbs that nourish the sex organs internally to boost their capacity to help in conception. In males also, this decoction not only cures the infection and inflammation conditions of prostate but it also strengthens the sex organs towards effective production of fluids and thus cure infertility problems.
 

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment - 6 Ways To Naturally Overcome Impotence!

Dr. B Chandra 88% (129 ratings)
Diploma In Traditional Siddha, B.H.M.S
Sexologist, Bilaspur
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment -  6 Ways To Naturally Overcome Impotence!

Men can judge themselves pretty harshly when it comes to their performance in between the sheets. The unsettling fear of not being able to rise to the occasion becomes a recurring nightmare for men that is often equated with failure, loss of dignity, and masculinity. If you suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), don’t be so hard on yourself, since impotence can almost always be improved with treatment, without having to rely on Viagra or other medications. Whether you suffer from ED or hope to prevent the condition, here are six tips to overcome impotence without the side effects of the little blue pill.

1. Walk 2 Miles in Your Own Shoes
When it comes to boosting sexual performance, many men will walk all over God’s green earth looking for ways to maintain a good sex life. Luckily men, all you have to do is walk — not run — 2 miles a day. This, along with other healthier lifestyle interventions can help obese men reduce their risk of ED, or even “reverse” current impotence, according to a 2005 study. This comes of importance, since maintaining a trim waistline is a good defense for ED, as men with a 42-inch waist are 50 percent more likely to have ED than those with a 32-inch waist. Getting to a healthy weight and maintaining it is a good strategy for preventing and treating ED.

2. Move Your Nether Regions
The phrase “use it before you lose it” can be applied when it comes to helping men with ED regain normal erectile function. Pelvic exercises, more commonly known as Kegel exercises, are used to promote urinary continence and sexual health. They help to strengthen the bulbocavernosus muscle, which does three things: allows the penis to engorge with blood during an erection, it pumps during ejaculation, and it helps empty the urethra after urination, according to Healthline.

Three months of twice-daily sets of kegel exercises combined with biofeedback and advice on lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, and limiting alcohol, worked far better than just giving the participants advice. “Wearing tight pants will affect impotence along with some other medical conditions like diabetes and heart disease,” which can also affect a man’s degree of impotence.

3. Get Needled
The art of acupuncture has become the new treatment for everything from back paindepression, and even ED. Impotence could be more of a state of mind, and acupuncture may help. Through this alternative therapy, fine needles are placed in various parts of the body to relieve pain or stress. Although there are many mixed studies for acupuncture and ED, many tend to confirm positive results. A 1999 study found acupuncture improved the quality of erection and even restored sexual activity in 39 percent of participants.

4. Take Some 'Herbal Viagra'
Ginseng, specifically “red ginseng,” is known as the “herbal Viagra” that helps puts to rest men’s bedroom woes. Red ginseng is when the root has been steamed and then dried. The ginseng root is the part of the plant that is mostly used as a natural remedy when in its supplement form. However, the plant must be grown for a minimum of five years before it can be used. In a 2008 review, seven studies on red ginseng and ED, ranging in dosages from 600 to 1,000 milligrams three times a day, were found to provide evidence for the effectiveness of the herb in ED treatment.

5. Take This Amino Acid Found in Your Body
L-arginine, an amino acid that is naturally present in the body and helps make nitric oxide, supports a successful erection. Nitric oxide is responsible for making the blood vessels relax, which helps sustain an erection for men. A 1999 study, observed the effects of six weeks of high-dose (5 grams/day) orally administered nitric oxide (NO) donor L-arginine on men with organic ED. Thirty-one percent of those who took 5 grams/day of L-arginine experienced significant improvements in sexual function. Burns told Medical Daily, “l-arginine and deer antler velvet” have been the most popular go-to natural treatments for men.

6. Drink Watermelon Juice
A cold slice of watermelon can do more than just satisfy thirst and hunger during the warm summer months; it can help with bedroom satisfaction. Citrulline, the amino acid found in high concentrations of watermelon, is found to improve blood flow to the penis. A 2011 study revealed men who suffered from mild to moderate ED and took L-citrulline supplementation showed improvement with their erectile function and were very satisfied. Natural watermelon juice, or “nature’s Viagra,” can also be easier on the stomach, since taking pills like Viagra can cause nausea and diarrhea.

Burns cautions men and says, “Not all natural treatments are a safe alternative to Viagra. Like with everything herbs have side effects just like drugs do. Depending on the person there might be drug-herb interaction and sometimes people overdose thinking more is better.”

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Unhealthy Lifestyle - Did You Know It Can Lead To Infertility?

Dr. Chitra Jain 91% (228 ratings)
DGO
Gynaecologist, Jabalpur
Unhealthy Lifestyle - Did You Know It Can Lead To Infertility?

Infertility is characterized by the inability to get pregnant even after unprotected intercourse for over a year. Repeated miscarriages along with other factor can often be the reason behind infertility in women.

Probable causes of Infertility in Women:

  1. The most common cause of infertility in women is an abnormal uterus. Congenital flaws, such as septate uterus can lead to repeated miscarriages. The normal pH level of the uterus is approximately in the range of 6.6 to 7.6. So a pH level below or above this range can lead to an abnormal uterus.

  2. Ovulation defects (such as the eggs not properly maturing in the ovaries or the ovaries not releasing mature eggs) are other causes as well.

  3. Another possible cause is Endometriosis, a condition wherein the tissues which line the inner walls of the uterus start to grow on the outsides of the uterus, such as in the pelvis or the abdomen.

  4. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a condition wherein the ovaries become enlarged with tiny cysts growing on them, is another important cause for infertility. Hormonal imbalances are at the root of this condition.

  5. A block or damage to the fallopian tubes can prevent the sperm to properly fertilize the egg thus, leading to infertility.

  6. Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as obesity or being underweight, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and not following a healthy diet are other important causes of infertility.

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