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Male Infertility

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Male Infertility

Usma Expert / August 09, 2018

Infertility is defined as a state of not being available to reproduce. A male’s fertility or infertility usually is the result of the quality and quantity of sperm.

Causes of Male Infertility

The causes of male infertility are usually categorized as either a problem with sperm production or sperm transport.

The various causes of male infertility are

  1. Disruption of Ejaculatory Function

The sperm production maybe affected and result in decreased number of sperm because of a trauma to the testes. Smoking, high usage of alcohol, drug usage, and similar unhealthy practices may lead to this disruption too. Certain medications and supplements can also lead o this condition. A condition known as Varicoceles, wherein the veins of the testicles are large and this causes overheating which may affect the shape or number of sperms produced. Diabetes, autoimmune disorders, some infections, etc., are medical conditions that may result in testicular failure too. Sometimes, going through chemotherapy, surgery or radiation as a part of cancer treatment could also be one of the causes.

  1. Genetic Disorder

Genetic conditions such as Klinefelter’s syndrome, myotonic dystrophy, Y-chromosome microdeletion etc. may result in either decreased sperm production or no sperm production at all.

  1. Hormonal Disorders

 

The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus produce hormones with a function of maintaining normal testicular function. Conditions that affect the production of such hormones, be it increased or decreased production, might result in low sperm production. Exposure to high amounts of estrogen or testosterone could also be a hormonal cause for male infertility.

 

 

Precautions Available

Precautionary measures are always better than the treatments that you might have to go through. In order to reduce the chances of going through the condition of infertility, you might want to consider taking up some simple lifestyle changes. They include -

  • Avoiding drug usage.
  • Avoiding Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Avoiding usage of alcohol in high amounts and frequently
  • Taking caring of personal hygiene.
  • Avoiding toxic substances.

Dos and Don’ts

Sometimes even with precautionary measures taken, you are unable to avoid a condition.

In case you do suffer from male infertility, there are few things that you must do and must not do in order make sure that you don’t worsen the situation. Along with your treatment, you should ideally be following these do and don’ts in order to recover from the condition sooner.

Dos

  • Find out family medical history, birth defects, STD, etc. to make it easier to diagnose the reason behind infertility. Briefing your doctor about this information will help them find a suitable and faster recovery solution.
  • Eat food high in vitamin C and E, polyphenols, selenium, and omega-3s. These include fruits and vegetables, grains, salmon, avocados, flaxseeds etc.
  • Keep yourself hydrated.
  • Use boxers and avoid briefs for lower temperature.

Don’ts

  • Avoid smoking
  • Don’t consume alcohol extensively.
  • Stop usage of drugs.
  • Avoid eating meat like beef, turkey, and fish.
  • Don’t wear a jockstrap for a long period.
  • Avoid spending too much time in a hot tub or steam room which could raise the temperature of sperms resulting in killing them.

Treatments for Male Infertility in Ayurveda

Yoga

Practicing yoga will not only help you stay fit physically but also will help in improving your mental health. There are many asanas likes padmasana which helps in increase of blood flow resulting in betterment of sexual function. They also help in enhancing sexual potency. Therefore, it is important to implement yoga in daily routine if you are looking forward to increasing fertility.

Food

There are various food intake which are advisable and will help in increasing fertility. They are usually the ones which are nourishing and sweet. The food items generally told to be used are almonds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, dates, figs, raisins, mangoes, plums, milk, ghee, etc.

Since Ayurveda aims at satisfying the need naturally, it becomes immensely important that your food intake is according to your body’s need. Eating the right food with proper vitamins and minerals will not only help you with tackling the issue of infertility but support your body as a whole for both mental and physical wellbeing.

Intake of Herbs

There are various herbs like ashwagandha, shatavari, shilajit etc. which result in increase of desire for intimacy and powers reproductive system. They aim at enhancing the production of sperms naturally, unlike modern medicines which involve intake of drugs which might have side effects or after effects which are usually undesirable.

Some herbs are specifically used for treating erectile dysfunction. Treatment of such condition will in turn help in improving fertility.

Panchakarma Therapies

Therapies like Abhyanga which is a whole body massage, results in a great amount of body and muscle relaxation. They are used for treatment of male infertility as well.

Where to Go

If you are looking for an Ayurvedic clinic to either diagnose or treat issues related to male infertility, or any sexual related issue for that matter, check out UsmaAyurvedic Clinic in New Delhi. Visit their website www.usmaclinic.com for more information on their services and specialty or contact them by calling them on +91 8750 800 100.