Everything You Need to Know About Infertility & it's Treatment
- When a female cannot conceive within one or more years of regular unprotected sexual intercourse (coitus), the condition is called Infertility.
- Primary Infertility is called when the patient has never conceived, and secondary Infertility is when the patient had a pregnancy in the past but unable to conceive subsequently.
- The male partner is responsible for Infertility in about 30-40 % of cases and the female partner in about 40-45 % of cases. 10 % of patients are without any significant pathology in both.
- Male infertility can be due to defective sperm health (less count, low motility), history of smoking and alcohol, overweight, other medical conditions like varicocele, erectile dysfunction, use of certain drugs, hormonal imbalance, or any bacterial or viral infection.
- Female Infertility can be due to ovulation disorders such as PCOS/PCOD, thyroid dysfunction, high prolactin levels, uterine polyps, fibroids, blockage of fallopian tubes, endometriosis, increasing age, smoking or alcohol use, overweight, and anxiety or mental stress.
- A case of Infertility is diagnosed with thorough investigations and several medical tests. Some of them include semen analysis, a hormonal study of both partners, ultrasonography (USG scan), menstrual history of the female partner, contraceptive history, HSG test to study uterus & fallopian tubes, and sometimes even laparoscopy.
- According to Ayurveda, the reproductive health of both partners depends on the qualitative and quantitative levels of Shukra Dhatu. Essential constituents of Garbha (fetus) are the fertile period of female, good health of reproductive organs, good state of nourishing fluids, and healthy condition of the ovum and sperms. These factors can be affected at multiple levels of physical, emotional, psychological, and nutritional levels. Hence a case of Infertility requires a comprehensive evaluation of all these factors.
- Sadhak Pitta, Prana Vayu, and Apan Vayu cumulatively control the reproductive system's normal physiology and functions. The disease takes shape whenever there is a disturbance or vitiation in these doshas.
- Ayurveda treatment for Infertility targets to balance these doshas. There are several ways for it. The balancing is done by herbs, medicines, diet, and yoga in minor disturbances. A patient with higher imbalance requires detoxification therapies of panchakarma like Vaman, Virechan, and Vasti.
- A good digestive fire that can metabolize and absorb the most refined essence of the nutrients is essential for good health and functioning of the reproductive tissue and nourishment of sperms and the egg.
- A balance of all the hormones (Dhatwagni) is achieved by practicing yoga, doing physical exercises.
- Make sure to avoid all sorts of fast food, junk food, use of tobacco, and alcohol.
- Ayurveda treatment for Infertility can be of great importance in the majority of cases. A detailed and thorough consultation with the patient evaluates the prognosis of the disease. A patient can consult with the doctor over an online video call.
Our Approach To Infertility Treatment
Our Ayurveda experts examine the couple for the root cause of the problem. The doctor prescribes several blood tests to understand the metabolic status of the patient. The doctor also does a detailed evaluation of the Prakriti and Vikriti of both partners. Then, the doctor prescribes Ayurveda medicines and Panchakarma therapies. Diet, lifestyle changes, and Yoga therapies are also prescribed. Generally, the patient requires to stay in the hospital for Panchakarma therapies. It is a multifactorial disease condition, and hence, the treatment is precise for every patient. You can have a detailed discussion with our Ayurveda experts over an online video consultation to conclude your case's exact treatment line.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.