Infertility is a common issue affecting 8-12% of couples across the globe. Out of all cases of infertility, 40-50% are due to male infertility.

Infertility is a condition where a couple fails to conceive despite having regular unprotected sex for one or more than one year. If it takes beyond this period, the couple should seek medical assistance.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility are safe, gentle, effective, and free of side effects. These medications are non-invasive and work with the body’s natural defenses to combat the cause of infertility. The key benefit of homeopathic medicines is that they are natural and toxins-free.

 

Role of homeopathy in infertility

Infertility is treated in homeopathy by the administration of constitutional homeopathic medicines. A qualified homeopath gives constitutional medicine after a detailed case study that includes your general, physical, and mental constitutional makeup. After analyzing and evaluating all this information, your constitutional simillimum is selected.

These homeopathic medicines act by treating the underlying cause of infertility. Thus, homeopathic medicines are natural, removing the obstruction hindering fertility.

Top five homeopathic medicines for infertility

Pulsatilla nigricans (Puls.)

Common name: Windflower

Pulsatilla is the top homeopathic remedy for infertility with irregular cycles since menarche. These women often have amenorrhea or scanty menstrual bleeding that remains for a very short time. Infertility due to PCOS can be successfully treated with Pulsatilla.

This is a natural medicine for infertility in women with delayed menstruation with menstrual colic. It works well in those with thick, dark, clotted, intermittent blood flow. The changeability of symptoms strongly indicates Pulsatila.

Sepia officinalis (Sep.)

Common name: Inky juice of cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis is a very good homeopathic medicine for infertility with irregular menses. It is indicated for women with relaxed pelvic organs.

Sepia is prescribed for infertility with menstrual symptoms like early or late, scanty or profuse, and long or short-duration menses. Often, there is soreness, fullness, pressure, and distension in the pelvic region, with a frequent urge to urinate.

Sepia is indicated in women who feel a constant bearing down sensation as if everything would get expelled from the vulva. Sepia women have a low sex drive. Dry vagina with painful intercourse is a marked feature in this remedy.

Borax veneta (Borx.)

Common name: Borate of sodium

Borax is a top-grade medicine for infertility due to acrid vaginal discharges that kill sperm. This homeopathic medicine for female infertility is used for vaginal discharge like the white of an egg, acrid, copious, and warm. Sour-smelling vaginal discharge is another characteristic symptom of Borax.

Agnus castus (Agn.)

Common name:  The chaste tree

Infertility in men is effectively treated by Agnus castus. It is indicated in male infertility due to abuse of sexual power. It treats men who have a history of gonorrhea. Erectile dysfunction due to sexual excess calls for this remedy.

Angus castus is used in men with sexual complaints like cold and relaxed genitals, low sexual desire, and scanty semen without ejaculation. This remedy is effective in orchitis with cold, swollen, hard, and painful testicles. It works by increasing sexual vitality and helps gain energy.

Caladium seguinum (Calad.)

Common name: American aurum

Caladium has an affinity towards genitals. Impotence in males with a relaxed penis with excitement is treated with this remedy. These men don’t feel orgasm and do not ejaculate during the climax.

Caladium works well in men with balanitis with red glans. Sexual organs feel larger, puffed, and relaxed with cold sweating. Caladium is the best remedy for infertility in men who get erections when half asleep and cease when fully awake.

 

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Causes of infertility

Infertility is a complex condition that has several causes. It can be due to male issues, female issues, and sometimes both.

Infertility causes in males:

  • Undescended testes

Undescended testes can lead to infertility as the higher body temperature inside the abdomen impairs sperm production.

  • Testicular injury

Testicular injury can affect sperm production by scarring. This can lead to infertility.

  • Abnormal or low sperm count

Low or abnormal sperm count can reduce the chances of fertilization as the sperm fails to reach or effectively fertilize the egg.

  • Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can hinder the process of successful sexual intercourse, thus leading to infertility.

  • Premature ejaculation

Early ejaculation can cause infertility by preventing effective sperm delivery to the female reproductive tract. Thus reducing the chances of fertilization.

  • Prostatitis

Prostatitis causes infertility by affecting the semen quality and obstructing its normal flow.

  • Orchitis

Orchitis can cause infertility by damaging testicles or interfering with sperm production and transport.

  • Varicocele

Varicocele increases testicular temperature and disrupts blood flow, affecting sperm quality and leading to infertility.

  • Infections

STD infections, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, can lead to infertility by damaging your reproductive organs.

  • Vas deferens or ejaculatory duct obstruction

These duct obstructions prevent sperm transport, leading to infertility.

 

Infertility causes in females:

  • Structural abnormality in the uterus or cervix

Structural abnormalities in the uterus or cervix, like fibroids, polyps, uterine septum, cervical stenosis, and cervical mucous issues, can hinder embryo implantation, leading to infertility.

  • Endometriosis

Abnormal growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus leads to inflammation and scarring. Also, it blocks fallopian tubes and prevents the union of egg and sperm.

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS disrupts hormonal balance, leading to irregular ovulation and infertility.

  • Irregular periods

Irregular menses can disrupt ovulation, thereby reducing the chances of conception.

  • Hormonal imbalance

Hormonal imbalance affects ovulation, leading to infertility.

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

PID can result in infertility by causing scarring and blockage of the fallopian tubes.

  • Pelvic tuberculosis

Pelvic tuberculosis can cause scarring in the reproductive organs, blocking the fallopian tubes and affecting fertility.

  • Pelvic adhesions

Adhesions in the pelvis due to infection or following surgery can block or distort the fallopian tubes, leading to infertility.

  • Thyroid disorders

Disruption in thyroid hormones affects ovulation in women, leading to infertility.

 

Symptoms of infertility

Infertility is an emotionally challenging issue that affects both women and men. Recognizing the symptoms and understanding the issue is the first step towards solutions. Here are common symptoms of infertility in men and women.

Symptoms of infertility in men

  • Changes in sexual function like erectile dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation or delayed ejaculation
  • Failure to ejaculate
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Feeling pain, swelling, or lumps in the testicles
  • Hormonal issues indicated by reduced facial or body hair
  • Abnormal semen analysis showing low sperm count, abnormal sperm motility, or non-motile sperm

 

Symptoms of infertility in women

  • Difficulty in conceiving
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Scanty period flow
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful periods
  • Hormonal issues indicated by excessive facial hair or acne
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Pain in the pelvis
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Abnormal vaginal discharges

 

Treatment for infertility

Infertility treatment options differ depending on age, gender, and underlying health issues.  Some common treatments are listed below.

Treatments for infertility in men include

  • Medications

Medicines are prescribed to increase the levels of testosterone or other male hormones. These help to keep up an erection during sexual activity and for erectile dysfunction.

  • Surgery

Some men require surgical intervention to open sperm-carrying tube obstructions or fix structural issues.

  • Varicocele surgery

This surgery increases the chances of conception by making sperm healthier.

Treatments for infertility in women include

  • Medications

Fertility medications are given to stimulate your ovaries to ovulate more eggs. These medications increase the chance of getting pregnant.

  • Surgery

Surgeries are performed in women to open blocked fallopian tubes, remove polyps, fibroids, and scar tissues, and correct other structural abnormalities.

Common treatments for infertility

  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)

In IVF, eggs are retrieved from your ovary and placed with your partner’s sperm in a lab dish. Later, 2-3 fertilized eggs (embryos) are transferred into your uterus.

  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

ICSI is performed during the IVF process. During this procedure, the egg is injected with a single sperm to fertilize it. Then, one to three fertilizer embryos are transferred into your uterus.

  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

In IUI, using a long, thin tube, sperm are directly placed into the uterus.

 

Diet and lifestyle modifications for infertility

Balanced Diet

Consume a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins to provide essential nutrients.

Maintain a healthy weight

Maintain a healthy weight, as excessive body fat or low body weight can affect your fertility.

Regular Exercise

Regular physical activity supports overall health and maintains a healthy weight.

Limit caffeine and alcohol

Reduce caffeine intake and minimize alcohol consumption, as excessive amounts may create issues in your fertility.

Stress management

Practice stress-reduction techniques, such as yoga or meditation, as stress can impact fertility.

Quit smoking

Quitting smoking can improve fertility and overall health.

 

Conclusion

Infertility can be challenging, but understanding its causes, symptoms, the right treatment, and the role of diet and lifestyle changes is essential.

Homeopathic treatment under a qualified homeopath can resolve your infertility issues. Many couples can overcome infertility and embark on the path to parenthood with this scientific treatment.

 

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