Infertility- Affecting Men Of Every Age Group
Infertility In Men
Every one out of seven couples is facing the problem of Infertility. The World Health Organization and the International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART) describe infertility as when a couple is having unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or a longer but the female is unable to get pregnant. Fertility is not related to the term “conceive” but it is related to pregnancy. Although the inability to have a child can indicate infertility in men, women or both but 30% of the fertility problems lie in men. This can happen when the sperm that is responsible to fertilize the egg is unable to perform its function due to any situation or problem.
Causes of Infertility
When we talk about infertility in men then we talk about sperm and its quality that is responsible for the pregnancy of the female partner. Many reasons can lead to infertility in men. Let's consider them one by one.
- The body may not be producing testosterone and other necessary hormones to trigger sperm production.
- The movement of the sperm is abnormal and it is unable to reach the fallopian tube where ovulation takes place.
- Varicocele is swelling of veins that are related to abnormal blood flow and reduces the quality and quantity of sperm.
- Some infections can disturb the natural production of sperm and impact its health.
- The passage of the sperm is blocked and this obstruction can reduce the quantity of sperm.
- Testicles that are essential for the production of sperm should be in good functional condition.
- Due to retrograde ejaculation, the sperms get into the bladder instead of coming off the penis.
- Some antibodies by the immune system mistakenly consider sperm as a harmful invader and try to attack it.
- The normal functioning of hormonal systems including the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands are necessary to perform defined actions.
- The chromosome defects, Klinefelter syndrome has the presence of an extra X chromosome that can affect fertility conditions.
- The problems like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse can also interfere with infertility.
- Some meditations, testosterone replacement therapy, steroids, prior surgeries can decrease sperm production and male fertility.
- Environmental elements like herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, lead, mercury, toxins, chemicals, radiation and heat can also impact the production of sperm and its functioning.
- Frequent saunas and hot tubs baths can temporarily reduce the sperm count.
- The tight-fitting clothes and long periods of sitting can increase the temperature in the scrotum and reduce sperm production.
- Dietary deficiency of zinc, vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin E and Iron can also lead to infertility.
- Drug abuse can lead to the shrinking of testicles and reduced sperm production.
- Smoking and alcohol consumption can reduce the testosterone level that is responsible for erectile dysfunction and sperm production.
Lifestyle To Help Infertility
It is possible to overcome Infertility with the help of some lifestyle changes. Some experts believe improving the quality of life can also improve fertility. To start with we can focus on the problem of stress that is one of the main causes of infertility. A person who is undergoing infertility treatment can experience stress and disappointment, which can be improved by triggering a talk with the partner, performing activities of interest and anything that makes you happy. Some of the environmental factors like smoking, drinking, exposure to heat, heavy exercise, toxins, drugs can be avoided to help with infertility.
Some of the medications and treatments for chronic illness can impact fertility, talking to your doctor can help here. Avoid hot baths because high temperatures can slow down the production of sperm. Incorporating yoga in your daily routine can help combat stress levels that can help in infertility. Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes and maintain your weight with a healthy diet and exercise. Provide yourself with a diet rich in folic acid, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, Iron and antioxidants to deal with infertility.
Performance Booster- Ayurvedic Remedy For Infertility
Although infertility can be stressful and depressing, it is treatable. Ayurveda can help you with the problem. Ayurvedic solutions not only target infertility but also help to improve performance during sexual intercourse. Vigyanveda has come up with the solution called Performance Booster to help you perform better in your sexual intercourse while addressing your infertility problem. By adding a balance to your diet and lifestyle, it helps you with a faster recovery. Vigyanveda’s Performance Booster has Ayurvedic herbs ashwagandha, kaunch beej, vidarikand, jaiphal, amla, gokhru, elaichi, shilajit, akalkara mool, safed musli, suvarna makshika bhasma, makardhwaj, abhrak bhasma, kesar, brahmi, flax seeds and jasada bhasma to improve your performance, energy and provides an effective solution for sexual weakness. It helps to manage doses and improve the conditions of erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, fertility, hormonal imbalance, quality/quantity of sperm and semen.