Infertility not just affects women, men too suffer from the disorder. New studies show that among 40 per cent of the couples who face infertility issues, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause.
Ayurveda, as well as the modern system of medicine, agrees that the cause for male infertility is abnormal sperm. In Ayurveda, eight types of abnormalities of sperms are explained. These abnormalities are responsible for male infertility and are caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and food habits.
Sperm quality is measured by the number, movement, and the shape of the sperm. Sometimes medical conditions affect a man’s ability to produce healthy sperm. Men with diabetes also have trouble in ejaculating. Men with cystic fibrosis might have a blockage that prevents the sperm from being ejaculated. Men who are overweight, smoke or use recreational drugs such as marijuana are more likely to have problems with their sperm number and quality.
Ayurveda has given utmost importance for the treatment of male infertility. There are more than 200 herbal drugs and formulations which help in treating different conditions of male infertility. Before administering any of these drugs and formulations, detoxification therapies are done to remove the toxins from the body. After this, appropriate medication is chosen to treat specific abnormalities. At least three months are required for these drugs to show a change in the quality of sperms.