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Male Infertility or Impotency Tips

Infertility - Why It Is Not Right To Blame Women For It?

Dr. K S Anamika 92% (338 ratings)
Advanced Infertility, MIS TRAINING, FICMCH, PGDS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Masters in Reproductive Medicine(UK)
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Infertility -  Why It Is Not Right To Blame Women For It?

Infertility is a medical condition in which the patient fails to conceive after one year of having unprotected sex. It is advisable that women who are above 35 years of age and often experience irregular menstrual cycles should consult a doctor on being unable to conceive within six months.

Is infertility a common issue?
Infertility has become a common problem for the new age women. Sedentary lifestyle and stress are believed to hamper the fertility of women nowadays. According to a report, about 6 percent of women in US in the age group 15-44 years are infertile.

Infertility: It’s not just a woman’s problem
Infertility is not an issue with only women. Both, men and women can be infertile or are responsible for the condition. The process of reproduction requires mutual co-operation from both sexes. Therefore, they can together contribute towards infertility as well. It is wrong to blame the woman only. According to the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth data, it has been found that about 7.5 % men in the age group of 18-45 years (who have has sexual exposure) visited infertility clinics at least once in their lifetime. Of these men, about 18% were affected by male-related infertility issues.

Infertility in men: Men can suffer from infertility due to various factors. Infertility can be detected by analysis of the semen. A doctor can evaluate the concentration of the semen or determine the sperm count, the mobility of the sperm and its shape or morphology. These are important for fertility. Semen analysis can be hampered due to the following conditions:

1. Varioceles - The veins on the man’s testicles are unnaturally large and leads to overheating of the sperms
2. Diseases like diabetes, cystic fibrosis, trauma and infection.
3. Unhealthy lifestyle
4. Environmental toxins

Infertility in women: Women must have proper functioning of the reproductive organs to become fertile. The fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus must be physically and physiologically fit for getting pregnant. A woman may get infertile due to following reasons:

1. Irregular periods that suggests the woman is not ovulating properly.
2. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
3. Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) or excessive physical or emotional stress causing missed periods
4. Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) or inability of the ovary to produce sufficient eggs
5. Premature ovarian insufficiency: The ovary stops functioning properly before 40 years of age
6. Blocked, swollen or open fallopian tubes
7. Menopause

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Lesser Known Causes That Can Harm Male Fertility!

Dr. Saritha Somani 92% (83 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Hyderabad
Lesser Known Causes That Can Harm Male Fertility!

Infertility is a rampant problem for men in India. While environmental and genetic factors are to blame partly for this, there are several other lesser-known causes for the same. Here is a look at some surprising things that can affect the sperm count.

Lesser-known causes for male infertility
If you are a male and looking to start your own family, ensure that you avoid doing the things mentioned below, as these activities may severely hamper your chances of becoming a father naturally.

  1. Keeping the laptop on your lap for prolonged periods. Research has indicated that this activity reduces the overall sperm count in men.
  2. Wearing pants that are too tight can damage the testes and interfere with its normal functioning. Ensure that both your underwear and trousers are loosely fitted at the crotch region.
  3. Sitting on a chair for hours at a stretch can increase the temperature inside the testes, thus destroying the sperm within. Similarly, taking hot water baths can also have an adverse effect on the fertility of a man.
  4. Excessive alcohol consumption, along with tobacco smoking greatly affects the sperm count. Avoid smoking and cut down the drinking to increase the sperm count and quality.
  5. Lastly, stress is one of the commonest reasons for infertility in both men and women. Deal with the stress by engaging in enjoyable activities or practice meditation daily.

Role of homeopathy in treating male infertility
Conventional forms of treatment for infertility may have numerous side effects, which is why homeopathy is greatly regarded in this regard. Homeopathy approaches the condition in a holistic fashion. It does not look to treat the infertility itself, but treats the underlying cause for the disorder. The all-natural form of remedy relies in the premise that like-cures-like. Since only natural ingredients are used in the homeopathic medication, there are no chances of side effects from the same.

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Know How Can Homeopathy Help In Dealing With Infertility!

Dr. Sebastian Joseph Niravath 90% (36 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Kochi
Know How Can Homeopathy Help In Dealing With Infertility!

Homoeopathy is a complementary system of healing that believes in ‘like cures like’. But can it cure infertility? Read on to know more about the role of homoeopathy in infertility. Homoeopathy uses the same principle of ‘like cures like’ to treat infertility as well.

In scientific terms, infertility is defined as the inability to conceive despite having regular unprotected sex for one or more than one year. The cause for infertility can be either present in the male or female partner like low sperm counts in men or poor quality of sperm and hormonal disturbances, blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids etc. in women.

Homoeopathy works in infertility by - 

  1. Regulating ovulation in women
  2. Increasing sperm count and improving sperm mobility in men
  3. Removing emotional blockages
  4. Reducing stress
  5. Treating depression and anxiety

Homoeopathy is especially useful in curing infertility due to low sperm count and sperm motility. A homoeopath can identify the cause of your infertility by asking you specific questions related to your: 

  1. Age
  2. Duration of trying to conceive
  3. Nicotine, alcohol, coffee or tea consumption
  4. Genital diseases including inflammation, surgery and trauma
  5. Any other conditions you may suffer from, including hereditary conditions
  6. Any active infection in the body
  7. Exposure to toxins such as chemicals, radiation, heat or noise
  8. Stress levels

Homoeopathic remedies for infertility
If you want a sure cure for infertility, visit a reputed homoeopath who will match the right medicine with your constitution and symptoms. However, we have a list of common remedies for the condition for your information:

1. Sepia -

  • This is a very powerful uterine remedy
  • It is very useful in cases where the woman miscarries repeatedly
  • Useful in treating uterine prolapse
  • Treats late and scanty periods, irregular periods, as well as early and profuse bleeding
  • Treats irregular or absent ovulation
  • Treats low sex drive in men

2. Sabina -

  • Treats women who have recurrent miscarriages
  • Treats inflammation of ovaries and uterus after an abortion

3. Silica -

  • Boosts the immune system and improves chances of conception

4. Aurum -

  • Treats infertility caused by depression, feelings of self-hatred and worthlessness
  • Treats high blood pressure
  • Treats enlarged and prolapsed uterus

5. Phosphorus -

  • Treats infertility due to uterine polyps
  • Infertility due to anxiety and stress

6. X-Ray -

  • Treats infertility in males due to low sperm counts
  • It helps in improving the quality of sperms
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Causes & Symptoms Of Male Infertility!

Dr. Kapil Arora 88% (757 ratings)
BHMS
Sexologist, Kota
Causes & Symptoms Of Male Infertility!

A normal healthy love life is as important as having a healthy body and mind. However, many men tend to have problems in maintaining a healthy love life due to the problem of impotence. A man is diagnosed as impotent when he experiences serious trouble getting an erection despite arousal or maintaining it during sexual intercourse.

Physical and mental impact -
If the erectile dysfunction becomes a regular phenomenon, it can severely affect the person’s relationship status, not to mention his self esteem. Sometimes, impotence might be an indication of a serious underlying condition.

Symptoms -
You might be suffering from male impotence if:
1. You are experiencing recurrent and significant trouble in order to get and subsequently maintain an erection.
2. You are suffering from a low sex drive for a long amount of time.
3. A combination of the both.

Solutions - 
Either way, a consultation with the doctor might help to cure male impotence through a prescribed dosage of medications. In extreme cases, the doctor might prescribe an artificial replacement of testosterone within the body or even surgery in order to normalize things. If male impotence occurs due to psychological factors, sessions of counseling might help to improve the condition. If diagnosed and treated efficiently, male impotence is an easily curable condition.

Causes -
Male impotence or erectile dysfunction might occur due to numerous physical or psychological factors. Some of the causes of erectile dysfunction are as follows:
Under lying health issues, if you are suffering from major health disorders you may suffer from erectile dysfunction. Some of these could be -

  1. Hypertension
  2. High cholesterol
  3. Diabetes, obesity
  4. Alzheimer’s disease
  5. Parkinson’s disease

Medication and treatments: Erectile dysfunction might occur due to the side effects of certain medications such as chemotherapy and blood pressure medications.

  1. Excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco usage or drug abuse: These elements put many harmful elements within your body and may result in prostate cancer or surgery within the pelvic area. If anyone has recently undergone surgery to treat prostate cancer or other problems of the pelvic area, it may cause impotence as well.
     
  2. Psychological trauma: Since the brain is one of the most important agents responsible for erections, any form of psychological trauma, anxiety or stress might trigger a dysfunction in the process as well.
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Impotency - How Does Homeopathy Treat It?

Dr. Sachin Padmakar Pandit 91% (609 ratings)
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
Homeopathy Doctor, Nashik
Impotency - How Does Homeopathy Treat It?

Nowadays, many males are suffering from sexual problem, mainly impotency. Impotency is of mainly two types. The first type is psychological impotency and the second type is pathological impotency.

Psychological impotency is mainly because of stress which includes situational stress, unusual fears, phobias and sexual fatigue. Surprisingly, it has been found in patients of age group 20-40 yrs. On the other hand, pathological impotency is because of systemic illness like diabetes, leading to polyneuropathy, hormonal disturbances like decrease in male sexual hormones, testesterone, tumours, etc.

After a thorough consultation of these patients, it is observed that most of the patients suffer from psychological impotency. Homoeopathy is the only system of medicine which has the ability to act on mind. There are five questions for patients to answer after which the state of mind and a state of body of the patient is understood.

After getting answers from the patient, the symptoms are individualised and matched with certain homoeopathic remedies for impotency. In this way, the exact remedy is found through which the problem of impotency can be cured.

Homeopathic medicines do wonders only if it exactly matches. That is why, there is no specific remedies for any problem in homeopathy. Along with medicines, the homoeopathy always recommended meditation which helps the patients of impotency tremendously, especially psychological impotency. We suggest Vipassana type of meditation for the patients for 45 mins daily. In that one can start with anapana meditation by SN Goenka which can be found easily on internet.

Pathological impotency is less frequent. It is mostly because of hormonal disturbance like low testosterone level in blood and polyneuropathy. The approach in homoeopathy for pathological impotency is like any other disease. The patient only needs to answer only 5 questions which would be enough to root out any problem. Along with medicines, diet and regimen are also significant.

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Infertility - Does It Only Impact Women?

Dr. Padmaja Mohan 93% (191 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DCN -Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, MBBS, Fellowship in Cosmetic Gynaecologgy
Gynaecologist, Noida
Infertility - Does It Only Impact Women?

Infertility is a medical condition in which the patient fails to conceive after one year of having unprotected sex. It is advisable that women who are above 35 years of age and often experience irregular menstrual cycles should consult a doctor on being unable to conceive within six months.

Is infertility a common issue?

Infertility has become a common problem for the new age women. Sedentary lifestyle and stress are believed to hamper the fertility of women nowadays. According to a report, about 6 percent women in US in the age group 15-44 years are infertile.

Infertility: It’s not just a woman’s problem

Infertility is not an issue with only women. Both, men and women can be infertile or are responsible for the condition. The process of reproduction requires mutual co-operation from both sexes. Therefore, they can together contribute towards infertility as well. It is wrong to blame the woman only. According to the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth data, it has been found that about 7.5 % men in the age group of 18-45 years (who have has sexual exposure) visited infertility clinics at least once in their lifetime. Of these men, about 18% were affected with male-related infertility issues.

Infertility in men: Men can suffer from infertility due to various factors. The infertility can be detected by analysis of the semen. A doctor can evaluate the concentration of the semen or determine the sperm count, the mobility of the sperm and its shape or morphology. These are important for fertility. Semen analysis can be hampered due to the following conditions:

1. Varioceles - The veins on the man’s testicles are unnaturally large and leads to overheating of the sperms
2. Diseases like diabetescystic fibrosis, trauma and infection.
3. Unhealthy lifestyle
4. Environmental toxins

Infertility in women: Women must have proper functioning of the reproductive organs to become fertile. The fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus must be physically and physiologically fit for getting pregnant. A woman may get infertile due to following reasons:

1. Irregular periods that suggests the woman is not ovulating properly.
2. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
3. Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) or excessive physical or emotional stress causing missed periods
4. Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) or inability of the ovary to produce sufficient eggs
5. Premature ovarian insufficiency: The ovary stops functioning properly before 40 years of age
6. Blocked, swollen or open fallopian tubes
7. Menopause

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Infertility - How Effective Is Homeopathy?

Dr. Zameer F Refai 92% (10 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopathy Doctor, Surat
Infertility - How Effective Is Homeopathy?

For most couples, having a child is their dream come true. For those who are not able to see this dream come true, the reasons could be due to issues in either the male or the female (impotence or infertility respectively). There could be multiple underlying causes of impotence and infertility including physiologic reasons and strained relationships.

As with all other conditions, homoeopathy looks at both impotence and infertility as a whole and tries to provide a remedy not just to the issue at hand, but to the problem as a whole.

Impotence: Common causes for impotence include hormonal issues, neurologic disturbances, psychological issues, and pathological causes like infections, inflammation, etc. The first step in treatment depends on identifying the underlying cause and then giving a remedy. Some of the common homoeopathy medicines are listed below, but self-medication is not advisable.

  1. In cases where emotional desire and physical ability are lacking, Agnus Castus is used effectively. In these patients, the genital organs are usually cold, flaccid, and relaxed.
  2. In people who have mental depression, Caladium is the treatment of choice. The desire is strong but the erections are very weak in these people.
  3. In men with rapid, involuntary semen discharge, Selenium is indicated
  4. In men with low sperm count, X-ray helps to improve both the quantity and quality of sperms.
  5. In men with small testes and/or prostate enlargement, Sabal Serrulata is used effectively.

Infertility: This is caused by a multitude of factors including structural abnormalities in the pelvic organs, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalances, pelvic inflammatory disease, infections like Chlamydia and gonorrhoea), blocked fallopian tubes, or thyroid disorders. The underlying reason should first be identified before treating infertility. Some of the commonly used homoeopathy medicines are listed below.

  1. In females with infertility due to acid vaginal discharges, Borax and Natrum Phos are used. Borax is used where the discharge is copious, warm, and resembles egg white. Natrum Phos is used in cases where the discharge is creamy and honey coloured and sour smelling.
  2. In women with menorrhagia or dysfunctional bleeding, Calcarea Carb is used. The periods are usually ahead of time, are too heavy, and last very long. Aletris farinose is used when the periods are heavy and early along with a history of frequent abortions.
  3. In women with irregular, scanty periods, Pulsatilla and Sepia are indicated. Pulsatilla is used when there are multiple ovarian cysts. Sepia is used in women who have a bearing down sensation of the uterus.

Of note, in both impotence and infertility, self-medication is not advised. The doctor will have a detailed discussion to find out what is right for you. For best results, involve the partner as well.
 

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Homeopathy For Sexual Weakness In Men!

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (30775 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Vadodara
Homeopathy For Sexual Weakness In Men!

Impotence in old age is a very common issue. In fact, one of the main causes of impotence is old age. However, it is not something that is easily accepted, and therefore most men look out for something which can restore their ‘manly’ days so that they can enjoy a normal sex life. While many resorts to hormonal supplements and chemicals, one should definitely consider going for a counselling session. They need to be explained that this is normal with ageing, and as with all body parts, even the reproductive systems will go through a slowdown with ageing.

However, homoeopathy has some solutions that claim to help impotence in old age. The reasoning for the same is that it is not just old age, which leads to this, but a number of associated factors that cause impotence. Whether it is tobacco addiction or prostate enlargement, diabetes or depression; homoeopathy tries to cure not just the problem at hand but also the associated cause. In many cases, the underlying cause could often be the inducing agent for impotence. The following are some time-tested ingredients that have been shown to provide remarkable results in people with impotence.

In elderly males who have a normal sexual desire, but have shorter erections and/or eject prematurely, Lycopodium is a good option. This has been proven to improve both conditions and is an ideal choice. In men who are depressed and sad, where the sadness takes over so much that the person loses all interest in sex and is not able to achieve an erection, Agnus Castus is useful. This helps improve depression, increases interest, and helps maintain a strong erection.

  • In men with tobacco addition, Lycopodium and Caladium can be helpful. They also reduce the craving for tobacco in addition to improving sexual vigour. While Caladium is useful even in cases of complete lack of erection, Lycopodium is useful in men with weak erections.
  • Prostate enlargement is another common issue in elderly males which causes impotence. Sabal Serrulata is used as a tincture to improve results by managing both the prostate enlargement and improve impotence. These men also have issues like frequent urination and difficulty passing urine.
  • Diabetes mellitus is another condition which can lead to erectile dysfunction in males. This is very well managed by Acid Phos where the sexual power is also reduced markedly with relaxed genitals. There is also extreme mental exhaustion and physical debility in these men, and all these symptoms are well managed with the use of alk phos.

As noted above, homeopathy addresses the issues in a personal holistically. These are safe and effective and therefore widely used in the elderly male for treating impotence based on associated symptoms.
 

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Diabetes And Male Infertility - Know Are They Connected!

Dr. Sonali N Tawde 91% (224 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology & Fellowship In Fertility ( IVf Specialist ), Dnb - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG - Part 1, PGDMLS
Gynaecologist, Thane
Diabetes And Male Infertility - Know Are They Connected!

About 40% of couples facing fertility issues are known to have male factor responsible for it. Amongst various causes, diabetes has emerged as one of the leading cause of male infertility. Longer the duration of diabetes, worse is the effect. It is known to affect sperm count as well as motility, leading to oligoasthenospermia. It also causes abnormal morphology of sperms, causing fertilization difficulties in couples undergoing assisted techniques. It is advisable to consult physician/ diabetologist and follow their advice. The strict control of blood sugars is recommended before planning pregnancy. It may also increase the risk of miscarriage if pregnancy happens. Exercise and diet help extensively in these cases as it does for any patient of diabetes.

Male & Female Infertility - Can Panchakarma Treatment Help?

Dr. Pradnya Aptikar 89% (202 ratings)
B.A. Sanskrit, BAMS, M.A. Sanskrit, MS -Gynaecology Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Doctor, Thane
Male & Female Infertility - Can Panchakarma Treatment Help?

Infertility can affect both men and women due to various biological, physiological, and psychological reasons. It takes a toll on the person’s physical health and on their mental wellbeing. Infertility can also end relationships. But thankfully, most cases of infertility are treatable.

No, we are not talking about complicated procedures like IVF or surrogacy. These expensive and elaborate procedures are among the last resorts. We are not talking about hormone treatments either. They have numerous side effects. The safest solution lies in Ayurveda.

Panchakarma is a detoxifying and rejuvenating therapy and it can help with infertility unless the cause of infertility lies in some biological complication that cannot be undone without surgery.


Causes of Infertility -

Infertility in males can be due to the following factors:

  • Physical trauma to the testicles due to an injury or surgical mishap might cause retrograde ejaculation or block the path of the sperms completely.

  • Obesity can lead to testosterone deficiency which can affect sperm count.

  • Smoking.

  • Alcoholism.

  • Lack of a balanced diet.

  • Stress and other mental health problems can cause infertility by affecting the hormones and sperms adversely.

  • Health conditions like diabetes.

  • Exposure to environmental toxins.

  • Genetic problems.

  • STDs.

  • Side effects of some medication.

  • Erectile dysfunction.

  • Delayed ejaculation or no ejaculation.


Infertility in females is usually caused by:

  • Fallopian tube trauma.

  • Hormonal imbalance due to biological or psychological reasons.

  • The cervical canal does not provide a hospitable environment for the sperms.

  • Uterine polyps or fibroids.

  • PCOS.

  • Vaginal dryness due to hormonal or psychological reasons.

  • Stress, anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems can cause infertility without even changing anything about the physiology.

  • UTIs and STDs.

  • Narrow cervical opening leading to difficulty having intercourse.

  • Smoking.

  • Alcoholism.

  • Obesity.

  • Health conditions like diabetes.

  • Side effects of medication.

The effects of most of these factors, except the genetic reasons and ones that involve permanent nerve damage, can be reversed by Ayurveda along with a healthy lifestyle.


The Effect of Panchakarma - 

Panchakarma is a detoxification routine that removes all toxins from the body and relaxes the mind. Here are various ways the Panchakarma routine helps with infertility:

  • Uttarbasti: It is the treatment for the management of infertility and many urinary tract disorders

  • Basti: Basti is an enema of herbal oils used in ayurveda. It is one of the Pradhana Karmas of Panchakarma and it is used to treat infertilty or vata disorders.

Ayurveda, in general, can help with diabetes, and other health conditions that obstruct fertility. Side effects of medicines can be undone with Ayurveda. Stress relieving and hormone rebalancing can cure conditions like ED, PCOS, and dryness.

What’s best is, Ayurveda is not at all expensive, and has zero side effects. So, this is not only a good option, but the best option to try in case of infertility in men or women.

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