INFERTILITY- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama 

Infertility is not being able to become pregnant, despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year.

  • TYPES OF INFERTILITY 
  • CAUSES OF INFERTILITY 
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF INFERTILITY 
  • DIAGNOSIS OF INFERTILITY 
  • TREATMENTS FOR INFERTILITY 
  • PROGNOSIS OF INFERTILITY 
  • COMPLICATIONS OF INFERTILITY 
  • INFERTILITY  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF INFERTILITY 
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF INFERTILITY 
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF INFERTILITY 
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR INFERTILITY 
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR INFERTILITY 
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR INFERTILITY 
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR INFERTILITY 
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR INFERTILITY 
  • YOGA FOR INFERTILITY 
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF INFERTILITY 

TYPES OF INFERTILITY 

  • Primary infertility – the couple has never produced a pregnancy
  • Secondary infertility – women have previously been pregnant, now is unable to conceive 

CAUSES OF INFERTILITY 

MALE INFERTILITY

  • Defect in sperm production
  • Varicocele
  • Sexual problems
  • Radiation
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol

FEMALE INFERTILITY

  • Defect in ovulation
  • Blockage of the fallopian tube
  • Endometriosis
  • Defects in uterus
  • Hormonal imbalances like thyroid

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF INFERTILITY 

Pathophysiology of infertility is based on the cause. Anatomical, sexual, hormonal and psychogenic factors are involved in the pathophysiology of infertility.

DIAGNOSIS OF INFERTILITY 

  • History taking
  • Physical examination
  • Semen analysis for men  
  • Psychological examination
  • Laboratory investigations
  • Ultrasound scan

TREATMENTS FOR INFERTILITY 

  • Treatment for underlying pathology
  • Oral medications
  • Counselling
  • Surgical interventions

PROGNOSIS OF INFERTILITY 

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of infertility.

COMPLICATIONS OF INFERTILITY        

  • Marital relationship problems

INFERTILITY AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,infertility is managed based on the treatment of ‘klaibya’ and ‘vandhyatha’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF INFERTILITY 

  • Excess consumption of acrid, sour, salty food items
  • Shukra kshaya
  • Shukra dushti
  • Arthava dushti
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Viruddhahara – incompatible food
  • Chronic diseases
  • Injuries

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF INFERTILITY 

  • Due to the causative factors, different types of klaibya  and vandhyatwa manifested.
  • Types of klaibya :
  • Beejopaghataja klaibya
  • Dhwajopaghataja klaibya
  • Shukrakshayaja klaibya
  • Jarasambhavaja klaibya
  • Sahaja klaibya
  • Khara shukra nimittaja

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF INFERTILITY 

  • Prognosis is based on the type of infertility

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR INFERTILITY 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR INFERTILITY 

In Ayurveda, this condition is managed with multiple concepts of correcting the states of Dhatu and DoshasBalya (which increases the strength of body), Vrishya (which increase fertility), Brumhana (which nourishes body), Rasayana (nourishing tissues) and Vajeekarana Dravya (increasing sexual potency)  are used effectively in improving sexual wellness. Therefore here an attempt is made, to understand Vandhyatva (infertility) from all aspects of reduced fertility and management of the condition from Ayurveda point of view has been elaborated.

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR INFERTILITY 

  • Panchakarma therapies 
  • Yapana vasthi – medicated enema
  • Uttara vasthi – with ashwagandha ghrita for female 

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR INFERTILITY 

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR INFERTILITY 

  • Intake of gooseberry 
  • Sesame seed for female
  • Include milk in the diet

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR INFERTILITY 

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like sour, acrid and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid tobacco
  • Avoid alcohol

YOGA FOR INFERTILITY 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and can avoid infertility  due to anxiety and stress

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

  • Badhakonasana
  • Paschimottasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Ardha matsyendrasana
  • Siddasana

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF INFERTILITY 

  1. Role of ayurveda in the management of vandhyatva w.s.r. to infertility

https://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/1391

  • Ayurvedic management of unexplained infertility- a case study

https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/article/view/1316

  • Ayurvedic Management of Infertility W.S.R. Anovulation: A Case Study

                             http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/3626

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