Male Infertility

Male Infertility from the point of view of Ayurveda

Infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive a child even after a healthy and unprotected sexual relationship for one year or more. In almost half of all infertile couples, male infertility is the cause for the problem. The rate at which infertility is fast becoming a common phenomenon in today’s hectic stressful lives, is rather alarming, all thanks to our current lifestyle taking a toll on our overall health. Infertility is a medical condition affecting almost one in ten couples trying to conceive. In men, the most common fertility issue is the inadequate production of sufficient normal, motile (moving) sperm. Low sperm counts, abnormality of the sperms, or lack of active sperms are some of the factors that lead to male infertility.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat Male Infertility

In Ayurveda, male infertility is called Shandhatva or napunsakta. It is the inability to sire a progeny by a man. According to Ayurveda, there are multiple causes that lead to Shandhatva.  These include Bija upa tapa (Congenital problems), Shukra dosha (sperm abnormalities) and Klaibya (loss of libido).

In Ayurveda, Shukra Dosha (pathological disorders of sperm/semen) is mentioned as of eight types: – they are Vataja, Pittaja, Kaphaja, Kunapa, Granthi, Puti, Puya and Ksheena.

The line of treatment for Shukra Dosha is prepared according to Ayurvedic treatment, the process often advice Snehana ( oleation) , Vamana ( emesis) , Virechana ( purgation),  Niruha (medicated enema with decoction) Anuvasana (medicated enema with oil), and Shamana Aushadhi (palliative therapy) depending on the condition.

 According to Ayurveda principles, it is advocated to use Shamana therapy after performing Virechana Karma (purgation).

 

Ayurveda provide different  Herbs, that are used for the male infertility problems. Ayurvedic remedies have long been used to address the problems of fertility. Some of the major Ayurvedic remedies used in male infertility treatment are Ashwagandha, Mucuna prucuna, Shilajit, and Safed Musli.

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More tips for prevention and Ayurvedic treatment of Male Infertility :

  • Get enough exercise and sleep

  • Quit smoking if you do

  • Avoid excessive alcohol and drug use

  • Avoid medications 

  • Take a fenugreek in daily diet 

  • Get enough vitamin D

  • Take Ashwagandha

  • Protect yourself from toxic chemicals

  • Garlic contains allicin and selenium which improves the blood flow to the penis and antioxidant that improves the sperm motility.

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