What is infertility?
The inability of a woman to become pregnant, after one year of regular sex life without contraceptives, or to keep the fetus until birth is called infertility. This is a problem that not only affects the physical life of the woman but also disrupts the couple's social and emotional life. According to some experts, about half of childless marriages are due to anomalies in male partners, although women are traditionally blamed for sterility. Infertility is also attributed to factors related to sperm production or other quality reasons.
A couple is considered barren if:
- the couple did not conceive after 12 months of contraception without contraceptives if the female was under 34
- the couple did not conceive after 6 months of contraceptive contact if the female was over 35 years old (decrease in egg quality of females over 35 years of age, taking into account age-appropriate discrepancies when seeking medical care intervention)
- The woman is not capable of bearing the fetus until term.
There are two types of infertility in general, primary and secondary. Couples who have never been able to conceive is known as primary infertility but couples who conceived once and have had full pregnancy but are facing difficulty in conceiving the next time is known as secondary infertility.
In some cases, the man and the woman can be infertile or fertile, and the infertility of the couple arises from the combination of these conditions. In other cases, the cause is suspected to be immunological or genetic; It may be that each partner is independently fertile, but the couple cannot conceive together without assistance.
In about 15% of cases, the infertility investigation will not show anomalies. In these cases, anomalies are likely but not detected by current methods. Possible problems may be that the egg does not release at the optimum fertilization time, so it cannot enter the fallopian tube, the sperm may fail to reach the egg, fertilization may fail to occur, zygos transport may be impaired or implantation failed. It is increasingly recognized that the quality of eggs is crucial and that older women have eggs with reduced capacity for normal and successful fertilization.
What are the causes of infertility?
Infertility in men is most often due to:
- problems with sperm production – producing too little sperm or nothing
- problems with the sperm's ability to reach and fertilize the egg – abnormal sperm shape or structure does not prevent it from moving properly
- Sometimes a person is born with problems that affect his semen. Other times, problems start later in life due to illness or injury. For example, cystic fibrosis often causes infertility in men.
- Factors that increase infertility in humans
The number and quality of a person's sperm can be influenced by their overall health and lifestyle. Some things that can reduce sperm numbers and / or quality include:
- environmental toxins
- smoking cigarettes
- health issues
- radiation therapy and chemotherapy for cancer
What things increase a woman's risk of infertility?
Many things can affect a woman's ability to have a baby. They include:
- poor diet
- Athletic training
- overweight or underweight
- Health problems that cause hormonal changes
The health of a woman's eggs decreases with age. As a woman of age, she is more likely to have health problems that can prevent fertility. As women age, her risk of miscarriage increases.
Some health problems also increase the risk of fertility problems. So women with the following questions should talk to their doctors as soon as possible:
- Irregular menstruation or no menstrual cycles
- Many painful periods
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- More than one miscarriage
Scope of Ayurveda infertility treatments
Ayurveda and infertility
Ayurveda sees male and female fertility as the ultimate act of creation and the most powerful driving force of human destiny. According to the principles of anatomy and physiology within Ayurveda practice, fertility is the total amount of optimal nutritional digestion, as well as optimal experiences.
Healthy Fertility for women and men requireshealthy digestive fire, tissue quality and free flowing ducts to keep the reproductive system well nourished. This is because according to Ayurveda, digestive fire transforms the food that enters the stomach into the essence of the food, which then flows and nourishes the tissues in the body.
Ayurveda has developed a special branch to deal with such problems known as Vajeekarana. Vajeekarana means to make one as powerful as Vaji-horse !! Every ancient science in the world uses horses as a symbol of the reproductive powers. According to Ayurveda, the concept is made because of healthy sperm, a healthy egg and a healthy uterus.
For men and women, reproductive health depends on the health of Shura Dhetv or reproductive tissue. In women, this tissue produces eggs as part of the monthly cycle, and in men, semen is formed due to sexual stimulation.
The Shura itself was created as part of a long chain of metabolic transformations, beginning with digestion of food and including the conversion of food into nutritious fluid, blood, muscle, fat, bone, bone marrow and finally Shura tissue. (These are detailed below the icon of the basic principles of Ayurveda as nutritional levels of the body.) A healthy Shura Dttv, then, according to Ayurveda, depends on the health of all other tissues in the body.
Causes of infertility according to Ayurveda
- Infertility problems can occur when nutrition does not reach reproductive tissue; This can be due to nutrition, indigestion or obstruction due to toxins.
- Being coerced into having sex with someone you don't like.
- Mental disorder – diseases such as anxiety, depression and insomnia.
- Don't control sexual excitement, and do the wrong jobs to satisfy yourself.
- Eating spicy, salty and hot foods increases the pitta and destroys it weakens and limits the formation of Shura Dtchev.
- Over-indulgence in sexual activity leads to Shura Kashaya. This can lead to Klbya (unpotential).
- By controlling sexual insistence on longer duration leads to Veeryaavarodha (clogging of sperm) and this leads to decreased libido.
- Infertility can also occur when reproductive tissue is damaged by infection or trauma.
- Some acquire birth potency – the well-known genetic causes.
Ayurveda infertility treatments are based on the individual constitution of the body of the passionate. Ayurveda treatments will help to eliminate the infertility causing factors and improve the ability to ovulate, fertilize, uterine structures in baby retention (prevent abortions), produce sperm, sperm motility, etc. The treatments are aimed at enhancing the healing mechanism of your body so that the body can correct the root cause of the symptoms.