Siddha Medicine for Infertility.
A problem, which is rising alarmingly plaguing men and women, is of infertility. It has been found that the fertility rate is gradually going down and a large number of population isn’t able to conceive. This leads to huge emotional distress among the affected couples. Siddha Medicine certainly offers a definite possibility to achieve pregnancy, when nothing else works.
In Tamil Siddha Medicine, Infertility or fertility problems are called மலட்டுத் தன்மை Malatu thanmai, மகப்பேறு இன்மை Magaperu inmai. Colloquely in Tamil it is called as ஆண்மை குறைபாடு Aanmai Kuraivu or kuraipaadu. உயிரணு குறைபாடு.
What is Infertility?
Fertility is defined as a woman’s ability to conceive a biological child. A couple is considered to have fertility issues if they are unable to conceive or get pregnant after unprotected sex for over a year.
Infertility can be due to the woman (33%), the man (33%) and by both sexes or due to unknown problems (33%), approximately.
Factors that causes Infertility:
There are several reasons causing infertility which can either be related to male or female, or both. One factor is age. Today, due to various reasons, couples postpone having babies in their initial years of marriage but by the time they try to conceive, it just does not happen as with age, fertility of a person also decreases. Generally after the age of 35, risk of miscarriages and inability to get pregnant increases manifold.
Another major cause of rising rate of infertility is our sedentary lifestyle. Lack of sufficient physical exercises accompanied with poor eating habits results in obesity, which is also the leading cause of infertility. But, being too underweight can also make one vulnerable to developing infertility.
Another reason behind a large number of infertility cases is addiction to alcohol or drugs; or heavy smoking, which directly affects a person’s reproductive health.
Sometimes, sexually transmitted diseases, if left untreated, can also result in infertility. Other causes can be persistent exposure to harmful chemicals, lack of sufficient nutrition and mental stress. Also, there are certain genetic factors too that can affect a person’s ability to reproduce.
According to Siddha Medicine system, a host of conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted diseases, Fibroid uterus and endometriosis affect fertility. Lifestyle choices, hectic schedules, stress and poor eating habits are also known to take a toll on women’s reproductive health.
Siddha Treatment For Infertility.
“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has”.
According to the above statement, the diagnosis and treatments are carried in a holistic manner rather than suppressing the symptoms alone in siddha system.
The treatment for infertility in siddha medicine depends upon the causative factors in men or women or sometimes in both.
A general semen analysis will reveal the problems from male partner and accordingly medicines are prescribed. (Read Siddha treatments for male infertility.)
The problems like hormonal, cervical, uterine, tubal factors and ovulatory disorders are considered and siddha treatments and medicines along with diet regimen are recommended for female partners. (Read siddha medicine for female infertility to understand fully)
Other factors like proper sexual education and guidelines are also advised not only to conceive and prevent miscarriages, abortion etc. But to get a child who is mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy.
Our siddha medicines can also be taken by couples who undergo assisted reproductive techniques like intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and get good result out of it.
Unlike allopathy, where certain fertility drugs and hormones are used which carries some mild side effects, the Siddha medicine for infertility does not carry any side effects. Having a baby to complete the family is a blessing which every couple can look forward with siddha treatments.