Infertility in women is a disorder which causes an inability to get pregnant. It is every woman’s dream to become a mother. Most of the times, this dream is realized naturally, but in some cases, medical intervention is necessary. In recent times, infertility is a rapidly growing problem WHO estimates that primary infertility in India has increased from 3.9% to 16.8%.
Infertility is the failure to conceive after frequent unprotected sexual intercourse for one or two years in couples who are in their reproductive age group. According to Ayurveda, conception takes place from a healthy sperm, healthy ovum and healthy uterus.
Causes of Infertility
- The cause of infertility again depends on the pathological conditions of sperm, ovum and uterus.
- Ovulation disorders affect the release of eggs from the ovaries. This could be a result of hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome.
- Uterine or cervical abnormalities
- Fallopian tube damage or blockage
- Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus
- Other causes are immune system diseases, certain genetic conditions such as Turner syndrome
- Lack of nutrition
- Improper eating habits, eating excessive spicy, oily, salty or unhealthy foods
- Unhealthy sleeping habits
- Working in extreme hot or cold conditions, stress
- Unhealthy lifestyle and food habits such as alcohol intake and smoking
A specific approach through Ayurveda
- Counselling and assurance
- Detoxification through Panchakarma
- Strengthening uterus and boosting the functions of the ovary using specific Panchakarma
- Following rituals of pre-conception care
- Medication that promotes fertilization, implantation and growth of an embryo
- Diets and regimen accordingly