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Home Medications and Treatments for INFERTILITY, FEMALE
Infertility is the inability of a couple to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. Infertility is a major problem facing today’s women, the modern lifestyle and eating habits have not helped. Psychological factors like anxiety, tension, mental depression, emotional stress and fear may also result in psychosomatic infertility.
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Common Causes of Infertility:
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Scarring or obstruction of the fallopian tubes
A specialist should see the patient so that the specific cause is found and treated.
The following measures are helpful:
The tender roots of the banayan tree are one of the valuable remedies found beneficial in the treatment of female sterility where there are no organic defects or congential deformities. These roots should be dried in the shade and finely powdered. About twenty grams of this powder should be mixed with milk, which should be five times the weight of the powder, and taken at night for three consecutive nights after the monthly periods are over. When this remedy is administered, no other food should be eaten for a short while thereafter. This remedy should be repeated after that the completion of the menstrual cycle every month till conception takes place.
An infusion of the fresh tender leaves of jambul fruit is an excellent remedy for sterility or miscarriage due to an ovarian or endometrium functional disorder. The infusion can be prepared by pouring 250 ml of boiling water over 20 gm of fresh jambul leaves, and allowing it to steep for two hours. The infusion may be taken with either two teaspoons of honey or 200 ml of buttermilk.
The herb winter cherry is another valuable remedy found helpful in sterility. The herb should be powdered and six grams of this powder should be taken with one cup of milk for five to six nights after menstruation.
Certain nutrients, especially vitamins C and E and zinc, have been found helpful in some cases of sterility. A woman who is unable to conceive should take 1000 mg of vitamin C, 100 I.U. of vitamin E and 30 mg of zinc daily.
Infertility Treatment with Egg:
It takes two is obvious but what some couples don't understand is that certain events must take place before a woman's body is ready for the sperm to enter the cervical opening. Many women do not secret enough vaginal fluid (mucus) to lubricate. During female orgasm this natural fluid is released and the cervical opening is widened, all making for a safe passage as the sperm makes it way to the egg. Natural lubrication is best and using a topical stimulant can increase the mucus content of the vagina. If this fails to work, using an egg white at room temperature has been successful. Separate the egg, (discarding the yolk) let the egg white warm to room temperature, (sit about an hour) and insert into the vagina, just before intercourse, using a small bulb syring
Physical debility and functional faults of organic nature can be cured by simple and effective methods of natural treatment, of which optimum nutrition is an essential part. Fasting is the best remedy for the treatment of disorders resulting from toxins in the system. Women who are unable to bear children should undertake a short fast of two or three days at regular intervals.
Diet is an important factor in the treatment of sterility. It should contain seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits. These foods should be supplemented with milk, vegetable oils, and honey. Curd and cottage cheese are also recommended. About seventy to eighty per cent of the diet should consist of foods in their natural uncooked state, because cooking destroys much of the nutritional value of most foods. Sprouting is an excellent way of consuming seeds, beans, and grains in their raw form, as in the process of sprouting, the nutritional value is multiplied, new vitamins are created and the protein quality is improved. Excessive fat, spicy foods, strong tea, coffee, white sugar, white flour, refined cereals, flesh foods, greasy or fried foods should all be avoided.
1. Mantain an overall healthy diet – Use fresh foods as close to the natural state as possible, avoiding prepackaged and processed foods. Eat daily servings of leafy green vegetables, whole grains (such as brown rice and rolled oats), fresh fruit, and proteins with a minimum of animal fat. Avoid sugars (such as in pastries and candy) and refined carbohydrates (such as white bread and white rice). Drink at least 8 cups of fluids daily. For more information, refer to the article on healthy diet.
2. Emphasis in cases of infertility should be put on avoiding artificial colorings and flavors commonly added to food. Read the labels to become acquainted with the product content.
3. Avoid caffeine-containing foods such as coffee, tea, sodas, and chocolate.
4. Avoid alcohol, smoking, and the use of recreations drugs.
The bowels should be cleansed by a warm-water enema during the period of fasting and afterwards when necessary. This will have a beneficial effect not only on the digestive system but also on the surrounding organs of the urinary and genital system. Other helpful measures in overcoming female sterility are mudpacks and cold water treatments like a hipbath and wet girdle pack. These treatments greatly improve internal circulation in the genital organs and relieve them of all kinds of inflammation and other abnormalities. Mudpacks may be applied to the abdomen and sexual organs. The cold hip bath should be taken for ten minutes at a water temperature hip bath should be taken for ten minutes at a water temperature of 10 degrees C - 18.3 degrees C. For a wet girdle pack, a thin underwear wrung in cold water should be worn. Over this, a thick, dry cotton or woolen underwear should be worn. All cold treatments should be suspended during menstruation.
Certain yogasanas which are said to tone up the gonads or ovaries should also be practiced regularly for overcoming female sterility. These asanas are sarvangasana, matsyasana, ardhamatsyendrasana, paschimottanasana and shalabhasana.
All these measures, along with clean habits, proper rest, and relaxation will go a long way in overcoming female sterility.
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