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Infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive after having unprotected sex for 12 months. The cause of infertility may be due to male factor or female factor. It has been found that there is an exponential rise in the cases of infertility in India in the past five years. Age, smoking, consumption of alcohol, change in lifestyle and diet, and other health conditions are reasons for this.
Though the chances of conceiving in one year vary among couples, there is a growing section of population that is not able to do so. There are a lot of medical causes that lead to infertility in couples including obesity, eating disorders, and hormonal problems, over/under exercising, STDs, stress, sperm disorders, ovulation disorders and others.
Infertility in men is due to disorders of sperm including low sperm count, lack of motility, hypospermia, azoospermia, and other conditions like teratospermia. It might also be due to issues of injury/retraction/infection to the testicles.
In women, infertility is caused due to various reasons including premature ovarian failure, PCOS, poor quality of the eggs, hormonal issues, surgery, and chronic conditions among others.
Infertility is diagnosed differently in men and women using diagnostics. For men, tests like sperm analysis, ultrasound, and a general exam are done. For women, ovarian reserve testing, laparoscopy, pelvic ultrasound, Chlamydia testing, hormonal tests and a general exam are done.
Treatments for infertility include treating a specific condition that is causing infertility in men and women, surgery, medication, and assisted insemination using assisted reproductive technology.
Homeopathy provides excellent treatment for certain forms of infertility in a holistic manner. By taking all the factors into consideration, homeopaths prescribe medications that improve the entire constitution of the body and thereby create a balance of hormones in the body. This improves the ovulation and increases the sperm count. Certain medications like Sepia, Sabina, Silica, Aurum, Medorrhinum, and Phosphorus have worked wonders for treating infertility, but homeopathic medicines should be taken only under the guidance of a practicing homeopathy.