Homeopathy Medicine for Oligospermia
Low sperm counts are a defining characteristic of oligospermia, a male fertility problem.
When there are less than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen, the sperm count is deemed to be below normal. This condition is known as azoospermia.
Although many men with low sperm counts are still able to father children, having a low sperm count reduces the likelihood that one of your sperm will fertilize your partner’s egg and lead to pregnancy.
Symptoms of Oligospermia/low sperm
In some men, an underlying issue such as an inherited chromosomal abnormality, a hormonal imbalance, dilated testicular veins, or a condition that blocks the passage of sperm may cause signs and symptoms. Inability to conceive a child is the main sign of low sperm count; there may be no other obvious signs or symptoms.
The following are possible signs of low sperm count:
- Erectile dysfunction, or problems with erection maintenance, is one example of a problem with sexual function.
- A testicle-related lump, ache, or swelling
- reduced hair on the face or body, or other indicators of chromosome or hormone abnormalities
Causes of Oligospermia/low sperm
Aside from the testicles, which are brain organs that produce hormones that trigger sperm production, the hypothalamus and pituitary glands also need to function normally for sperm to be produced. Once sperm are produced in the testicles, delicate tubes transport them until they combine with semen and are ejaculated out of the penis. Issues with any of these systems can affect sperm production.
The morphology, motility, and function of the sperm may also be abnormal, which can cause issues.
Low sperm counts frequently have unknown causes, though.
There are numerous conditions and treatments that can result in low sperm counts, some of which are as follows:
Varicocele.The most frequent reversible cause of male infertility is a varicocele, which is an enlargement of the veins that drain the testis. Although the precise reason for varicoceles to impair sperm quality is unknown, they may be linked to abnormal testicular temperature regulation.
Infection.Even though some infections can cause permanent testicular damage, most of the time sperm can still be extracted. These infections include inflammation of the epididymis (epididymitis) or testicles (orchitis), some sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea or HIV.
Ejaculation problems.Several medical conditions, such as diabetes, spinal injuries, and surgery of the bladder, prostate, or urethra, can result in retrograde ejaculation or lack of ejaculation, which is when semen during an orgasmic event enters the bladder rather than coming out of the tip of the penis.
Alpha blockers, which are blood pressure medications, may also cause ejaculatory issues. Some ejaculatory issues are permanent, while others are reversible, and in most cases, sperm can still be extracted directly from the testicles in cases where ejaculatory issues are reversible.
Antibodies that attack sperm.Immune system cells known as anti-sperm antibodies mistake sperm for harmful invaders and make an effort to eliminate them.
Tumors.Surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy to treat tumors can also have an impact on male fertility. Cancers and nonmalignant tumors can affect the male reproductive organs directly, via the glands that release hormones related to reproduction, such as the pituitary gland, or through unknown causes.
Undescended testicles.Reduced fertility is more common in men with this condition, which occurs when one or both testicles occasionally fail to descend from the abdomen into the sac that normally contains the testicles (scrotum) during fetal development.
Hormone imbalances.Changes in the hormones produced by the hypothalamus, pituitary, and testicles, as well as those from other systems like the thyroid and adrenal gland, may prevent the production of sperm.
Defects of tubules that transport sperm.Sperm travel through a variety of tubes, which can become blocked for a number of reasons, including unintentional surgery-related injury, prior infections, trauma, or abnormal development, such as with cystic fibrosis or related inherited conditions.
Any level of obstruction is possible, including the testicle itself, the tubes that drain it, the epididymis, the vas deferens, close to the ejaculatory ducts, and the urethra.
Chromosome defects.Genetic syndromes linked to infertility include cystic fibrosis, Kallmann’s syndrome, and Kartagener’s syndrome, in which male reproductive organs develop abnormally due to inherited disorders such as Klinefelter’s syndrome, in which a male is born with two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome instead of one X and one Y.
Celiac disease.Fertility may increase after switching to a gluten-free diet for people with celiac disease, a digestive disorder brought on by sensitivity to gluten.
Certain medications.Male infertility can be decreased by testosterone replacement therapy, long-term anabolic steroid use, chemotherapy, some antifungal and antibiotic drugs, some ulcer drugs, and other drugs. Sperm production can also be hampered by testosterone replacement therapy and long-term anabolic steroid use.
Prior surgeries.In most cases, surgery can be done to either reverse these blockages or to retrieve sperm directly from the epididymis and testicles, but certain surgeries, such as vasectomy, inguinal hernia repairs, scrotal or testicular surgeries, prostate surgeries, and large abdominal surgeries performed for testicular and rectal cancers, among others, may prevent you from having sperm in your ejaculate.
The following environmental factors, when overexposed to, can have an impact on sperm function or production:
Industrial chemicals.Low sperm counts may be caused by prolonged exposure to lead, benzenes, toluene, xylene, herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, and paint materials.
Heavy metal exposure.Infertility can also result from exposure to heavy metals like lead.
Radiation or X-rays.Sperm production can be decreased by radiation exposure; with low doses of radiation, sperm production can be restored after a few years, but high doses of radiation can result in permanent sperm production reduction.
Overheating the testicles.Studies are scarce and contradictory, but frequent use of saunas or hot tubs may temporarily lower sperm count because elevated temperatures impair sperm production and function.
It’s also possible for your scrotum to become hotter and your sperm production to be slightly reduced by prolonged sitting, wearing tight clothing, or working on a laptop computer.
Health, lifestyle and other causes
Low sperm counts can also be brought on by:
- Drug use.Use of cocaine or marijuana may also result in a decrease in the quantity and quality of sperm. Anabolic steroids used to increase muscle mass and strength can cause testicles to shrink and sperm production to decline.
- Alcohol use.A decrease in sperm production and a drop in testosterone levels are both effects of alcohol consumption.
- Occupation.Although the evidence for these associations is conflicting, some occupations, such as truck driving or those involving prolonged sitting, such as welding, may increase the risk of infertility.
- Tobacco smoking.In comparison to men who don’t smoke, smokers may have fewer sperm.
- Emotional stress.Hormones required for the production of sperm may be affected by extreme or prolonged emotional stress, including stress related to fertility.
- Depression.The concentration of sperm may be adversely affected by depression.
- Weight.In addition to negatively affecting sperm directly, obesity can also affect male fertility by altering hormone levels.
- Sperm testing issues.Results are usually based on a number of samples taken over a period of time because lower than normal sperm counts can be caused by testing sperm that was taken too soon after your last ejaculation, too soon after an illness or stressful event, or that didn’t contain all of the semen you ejaculated because some was spilled during collection.
Low sperm count and other issues that can lower sperm count are both associated with a number of risk factors, including:
- Smoking tobacco
- Drinking alcohol
- Using certain illicit drugs
- Being overweight
- extreme depressive or stressful state
- existing or having had certain infections
- Being exposed to toxins
- Overheating the testicles
- After suffering a testicular injury
- having a fertility disorder that you were not able to control as a child or having a brother or father who has one as a blood relative
- having particular health issues, such as tumors and persistent illnesses
- radiation therapy and other cancer therapies
- Taking certain medications
- prior vasectomy, significant abdominal surgery, or pelvic surgery
- having previously experienced undescended testicles
Both partners may experience stress as a result of infertility brought on by low sperm counts.
- for a underlying reason for low sperm count, surgery or additional therapies
- assisted reproductive methods that are costly and time-consuming, like in vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Having trouble having children causes stress
Avoid known variables that may have an impact on sperm quantity and quality to safeguard fertility. For instance:
- Don’t smoke.
- Avoid or consume alcohol in moderation.
- Avoid using illegal substances.
- Consult your doctor about any drugs that may reduce the number of sperm.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Avoid heat.
- Manage stress.
Homeopathic Treatment of Oligospermia/low sperm
Agnus Castus:Impotence, nervous depression, and mental forebodings. Sexual melancholy. Fear of death. Sadness with the impression of a quick death. Forgetfulness and lack of courage. Illusion of the smell of herrings or musk. Scanty emission without ejaculation. Loss of prostatic fluid on straining. Gleety discharge. Cold, swollen, hard, and painful testicles.
Anacardium Orientalis:Fixed ideas. Hallucinations; believes he is possessed of two persons or wills. Anxiety when walking, as if being pursued. Profound melancholy and hypochondriasis, with a tendency to use violent language. Brain-fag. Impairment in memory. Absent mindedness. Extremely easily offended. Malicious; seems bent on wickedness. Lack of confidence in himself or others. Suspicious (Hyos). Cla
Argentum Nitricum:Although the patient has a strong intellect, he complains of memory loss and a disturbed sense of reasoning. He also engages in foolish activities and draws strange conclusions. The patient also experiences strange illusions and hallucinations. His mind is constantly racing with unimportant and troubling thoughts, especially at night, which causes him great anxiety. The patient also experiences melancholia, forgetfulness, and the sensation that time is passing very slowly.
Caladium:The patient has a high desire for sex with relaxation of his organ, a total state of impotence, urethral discharge during intimacy, at times impotence is due to mental suppression, and severe itching on testicles. He is also unable to remember things, is very forgetful with a vague mind, keeps searching for different things due to absentmindedness, and has very little concentration.
Conium Mac:Patient has a very high desire for sex but is unable to perform due to impotence. Patient complains of semen loss during sleep with or without dreams. Ejaculation is very painful- as if cutting with a knife due to acrid semen. Swelling and hardness. Patient’s mental state is full of hysteria with the nervousness.
Lycopodium:It is one of the most commonly used medications for impotency. Genital organs are feeble due to low vitality, and the patient marries to live a normal life but discovers he is sexually impotent without erections after marriage.