Most people will have a strong desire to conceive a child at some point during their lifetime. Understanding what defines normal fertility is crucial to helping a person, or couple, know when it is time to seek help. Most couples (approximately 85%) will achieve pregnancy within one year of trying, with the greatest likelihood of conception occurring during the earlier months. Only an additional 7% of couples will conceive in the second year. As a result, infertility has come to be defined as the inability to conceive within 12 months.
Causes in Men
1. Low sperm count
2. Low sperm mobility (motility)
3. Abnormal sperms
4. Genetic defects/DNA damage
5. Hormonal imbalance
7. Certain drugs/ Steroids
8. Mental stress
9. Excessive alcohol consumption
10. STI(Sexually Transmitted Infection)
Causes in Women
2. Excessive alcohol consumption
3. Eating disorders
5. STI(Sexually Transmitted Infection)
6. Mental Stress
10. Certain drugs/ Steroids
Symptoms in Men
1. Ejaculation disorders
2. Testicle Pain or Swelling
3. Changes in intercourse desire
4. Problems maintaining Erection
5. Abnormal Weight Gain / Obesity
Symptoms in Women
1. PCOS/ Irregular menstrual cycle
2. Painful or Heavy Periods
3. Pain during intercourse
4. Changes in Physical appearance like the growth of abnormal facial hair, thinning hair, weight gain, etc.,
Infertility treatment in Ayurveda aims at reinstating the normal health of the reproductive health, in both men and women, depends on the health of the reproductive tissue or shukra dhatu. In women, shukra creates the ovum as part of the monthly cycle, and in men the semen is formed due to sexual stimulation. The shukra is created as part of a long chain of metabolic transformations. It starts with the digestion of food, then goes on to a transformation of food to nutrient fluid, blood, muscle, fat, bone, bone marrow, and finally, to shukra tissue. Healthy shukra tissue, then, according to Ayurveda, depends on the health of all the other tissues in the body.
It can also be treated by Panchakarma procedures using different Ayurvedic formulations as per the cause of infertility and according to body constitution of the patient. Diet and Lifestyle also plays a major role in infertility for both men and women.
Medicines are prescribed by the doctor after a thorough examination of the patient. Treatments must be done under the supervision or advice of a certified Ayurvedic Doctor and not based on self-judgment.