Infertility is medically defined as the inability to become pregnant after 12 months of regular sexual intercourse without birth control or, for women over age 35, six months.
Before you begin any kind of fertility testing or treatment, it’s important to be sure you are timing intercourse or inseminations properly. For more information, see Charting Your Menstrual Cycle. Infertility also refers to women who are unable to carry a pregnancy to term. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least one in ten U.S. women of childbearing age has difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant.
Male infertility refers to a male's inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female. In humans it accounts for 40-50% of infertility. It affects approximately 20% of all men.Male infertility is commonly due to deficiencies in the semen, and semen quality is used as a surrogate measure of male fecundity.
Defect in the sperm production process in the male's testes is the major cause of male infertility and this problem is reported in about two thirds of infertile men.
The consequences of infertility are manifold and in many cultures, inability to conceive bears a stigma.
Infertility can have a big emotional impact on you and your partner and continuous mental stress brings sexual dysfunction in men.
Depression, anxiety, and marriage problems may occur.
Male Infertility can be classified into two:
Oligospermia (Low Sperm Count):
In this condition there are fewer sperm cells in the ejaculate than normal.Oligospermia is generally defined as less than 20 million spermatozoa per one ml of ejaculate. Few decades ago according to WHO standards, normal sperm count was considered to be 60 million / ml (This has been done just to promote IVF Which unfortunately have very less success percentage and it's a painful procedure) which has been changed today to 20 million / ml.
Low Sperm Motility: also called as Asthenospermia
As per World Health Organization (WHO) the Motility of the sperm is divided into
Grade A (fast progressive) – sperms swim fast forward in a straight line.
Grade B (slow progressive) - sperm swim forward, but in non-linear motion.
Grade C (non progressive)- sperms move their tails with no forward movements.
Grade D (immotile)- sperms do not move at all. Grade C and Grade D sperms are considered poor.
Grade A motility should be minimum 30 % or above and total motility which means A + B, should be more than 50% for higher chances of conception.
Other reason for Male Infertility includes Blockage of sperm transport:
Blockages (often referred to as obstructions) in the tubes leading the sperm away from the testes to the penis can cause a complete lack of sperm in the ejaculated semen. These blockages are calcified sperm deposits, or healed and calcified cysts from infections and this can be detected with Ultra Sound Scan of the Testis. A Herbo Mineral Herbal Medicine (Unani Ayurveda) can effectively clear the blockages within 3 months of treatment without undergoing any surgeries.
In some men, sperm antibodies get developed in the sperm or in the blood that reduce sperm movement and block egg binding thereby hindering fertilisation. Herbo Mineral Medicine (Unani Ayurveda) can effectively treat Sperm antibodies and enhance the chances of conception.
Generally the more the total number of sperm the better the fertility and that's the reason we still believe that total sperm count should be 60 million/ml, and not 20 million/ml. Many times its seen that total sperm count of 10 - 15 million with 15 to 20 % motility, fail to make conception and such individuals are forced to undergo assisted reproductive techniques like IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) and ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection ) rather than giving them any treatment because allopathic medicines tends to be ineffective.
Globally and especially in India now, these techniques are becoming the first line of treatment which is ethically and medically not acceptable. There is no law or governing body to regulate ART treatments today in India and that's the reason it has been miss used by all major hospitals. We strongly condemn this and hope soon a medical bill for governing the ART treatments are passed in India. When a man with low sperm count and with low motility, repeatedly fails to induce conception, instead of analyzing the real cause for Infertility, ART techniques are adopted and advised in large scale to even younger couples by which they end up in paying huge hospital bills along with life threatening side effects. This is the scenario of a man with low sperm count, therefore what will be the scenario of a man with 0 sperm count and motility. They are like hot selling cake for ART hospitals.
When the Male factor is prime reason for their Infertility and instead of treating the MALE factor, when ART is used, the normal healthy female also have to undergo unnecessary hormonal injections, to boost her egg production which allopath call as Superovulation by inducing more than 20 to 30 eggs in one cycle, and when such hormonal injections are given in normal females, they unnecessarily and forcefully are used as experimental subjects and after injecting such hormones the natural equilibrium of the body gets severely hampered with serious and life threatening side effects like Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Here couples should understand that a normal healthy female releases only one egg per her menstrual cycle and if ART treatments are used they artificially generate more than 20 to 30 eggs, therefore by logic one can think that when just one egg gets released per cycle naturally, how can the body be induced to release 20 to 30 eggs ? And if that is done artificially by giving dangerously high dose of hormones can our body create such eggs with good quality? Which is suitably for conception? After generating such huge amount of eggs, the healthiest and matured egg is taken for the procedure. Sounds logical but impractical, Here one question arises, when the natural equilibrium of the ovaries are disturbed and which is artificially made to produce such huge quantity of eggs, will the ovary produces mature and healthy egg for conception to take place? Even if the matured egg is artificially induced will this egg match with the egg which a female produces naturally? Here one theory states that the fertility drugs which stimulate egg production can lead to poorer quality eggs, which nature would usually weed out. By this we can rationalize the success rate of such ART treatment.
What is the TREATMENT ?
We have special and scientific medication to improve the testicular, seminal vesicle and epididymal functions without any side effects.
- Medicines to treat infections and clotting disorders
- Medicines that help the woman grow and release eggs from the ovaries.
- An herbal supplement containing a variety of herbs known to help promotes spermatogenesis by improving the testicular.
- Increment in sperm count and the quality of semen.
You can take these steps to decrease the likelihood of occurrences: Limit or avoid the use of alcohol and other Intoxicant.
- Stop smoking.
- Exercise regularly.
- Reduce stress.
- Get enough sleep.
- Deal with anxiety or depression.
- See your doctor for regular checkups and medical screening tests.
The best way to prevent erectile dysfunction is to maintain a health life style. Seek help from doctor for regular checkups and medical screening tests.