Hello, my husband has non-obstructive azoospermia, so we can’t have a child. I’ve heard there is not much to do, but have heard about cases of people who have achieved a baby after treating the man with ayurveda, the famous alternative medicine originated in India… Do you know any natural ancient ayurvedic treatment? Please, let me know. It’s our last chance before using donor sperm…February 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm
Hello S Sen S,
Although there is no scientific proof that herbal remedies help to cure azoospermia (either obstructive or non-obstructive), there is evidence that ayurvedic remedies have long been used to treat male infertility, approximately since 5000 BC. The following are some ayurvedic remedies thought to have a positive impact on male infertility:
1. Shilajit: It is a tonic said to help ensuring good physical performance of the man, which lead to a balanced health state. In India, this tonic is considered to be a “sex tonic”, since it helps to increase a man’s sexual drive.
2. Ashwagandha: Some experts in ayurveda believe this is the most effective treatment for male infertility. Besides, some say it helps correcting metabolism and mental disorders. As for infertility, this tonic may become helpful in cases of erectile dysfunction and oligospermia.
3. Kawach: The seeds of this plant contain active components that may have a positive impact on sperm production.
4. Safed Musli or “asparagus”: In Ayurveda, the died roots of this plant are used as an aphrodisiac and as a tonic to improve and rejuvenate the male reproductive system. Using regularly this plant may increase a man’s sperm count and cure impotency.
Be it as it may, as I said these treatments have not been scientifically proven, so my advice is that you consider turning to assisted conception. In cases of non-obstructive azoospermia where no sperm is available to be retrieved, the only option available towards parenthood is sperm donation. However, with a testicular biopsy there is the possibility of finding sperm. In case this were to happen, sperm must be frozen (cryopreserved) for later use in ICSI, a technique that is used in cases like this, which is to say, when the spermatozoa available are very few.
In some cases, drug therapies are prescribed to azoospermic patients in order to improve semen parameters (sperm concentrarion, sperm morphology, sperm motility, etc.), but this is not indicated in every case.
I hope I have been able to help,
RegardsFebruary 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm
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