Male infertility Treatment
Male factor infertility is a cause of concern in India as it is on a steady rise. Changing lifestyles, consumption of alcohol and smoking are the main reasons for men to go infertile apart from a host of other causes.
Many young men from India are facing this issue and infertility also has comorbidities like stress and other psychological issues along with pressure from the society and peers. It is also one of the main causes of broken relationships.
Male infertility is defined as the inability to impregnate a female partner due to lack of healthy sperm, low sperm count, and lack of motility of the sperm. Though there are some genetic causes for infertility in men, here are a few medical conditions that can also render a male infertile.
- Infections like STDs, HIV, and orchitis.
- Retrograde ejaculation due to medications or injuries.
- Autoimmune diseases.
- Undescended testicles.
- Hormonal issues.
- Tubular issues in the testicles and penis.
- Erectile Dysfunction.
- Exposure to pollutants/chemicals.
- Usage of drugs.
Treatment for male infertility starts with a thorough evaluation of the medical history of the patient along with sexual history. Later, diagnostics like semen analysis, scrotal ultrasound; testicular biopsy, hormonal testing, and transrectal ultrasound are performed. Once the diagnosis of the exact cause of male infertility is ascertained, the treatment is given. Treatment ranges from surgery, medication, and assisted reproductive technology.
Though exercise and diet also play an important role in the treatment of male infertility, certain cases of infertility involving low sperm count can be very effectively treated by homeopathy. Medications like Nux Vomica, Agnus Castus, Anacardium Orientalis, Argentum Nitricum, Conium Mac, Titanium and Phosphoric Acid are prescribed.
Homeopathic medications should be taken only under the guidance of a licensed homeopathic doctor.
Serious health problems, such as metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high blood sugar and obesity), type 2 diabetes and loss of bone mass are also much more common conditions among infertile men. These disorders are possible to prevent, but if left untreated often lead to premature death.
Frequently Asked Qustions
What are the causes of male infertility?
Male infertility is usually caused by problems that affect either sperm production or sperm transport. Through medical testing, the doctor may be able to find the cause of the problem. About two-thirds of infertile men have a problem with making sperm in the testes.
What can affect your sperm count?
Anabolic steroids taken to stimulate muscle strength and growth can cause the testicles to shrink and sperm production to decrease. Use of cocaine or marijuana might reduce the number and quality of your sperm as well. Alcohol use. Drinking alcohol can lower testosterone levels and cause decreased sperm production.