Astheno teratozoospermia is a disease which comprises two different conditions i.e teratozoospermia & asthenozoospermia. Teratozoospermia is defined as a condition in which there is a high amount of abnormal shaped sperm whereas conditions with low sperm motility and increased viscosity are kept under asthenozoospermia. This is a commonest cause of male infertility. Along with this patient might have oligospermia i.e low sperm count. Aesthenozoospermia can be complete or partial due to which there is a decrease in the quality of sperm. Whereas teratozoospermia is abnormal morphology or shape of the sperms due to which sperm loses the ability to move properly resulting in decreasing the chances of ovum fertilization.
As already mentioned in the abstract this condition “Astheno teratozoospermia” is a sexual disorder in males affecting the sperm quality which leads to the condition of infertility. But the quantity of sperm is not hampered in this condition. Astheno teratozoospermia is a condition with reduced motility and abnormal shapes of sperms. Mens with PCD(primary ciliary dyskinesia) have more chances of suffering from teratozoospermia. Teratozoospermia also has 3 types- mild, moderate, severe. This classification is on the basis of percentage of abnormality in sperms. Asthenozoospermia is a condition in which there is decreased motility of sperms and this condition is often accompanied by oligospermia (low sperm count) which is termed as oligo asthenozoospermia. If in a sperm sample 40 percent of sperms are immotile then the diagnosis is asthenozoospermia.
These two conditions mainly have same causes
- Use of weed, marijuana and other drugs
- Alcohol intake
- Bacterial infection
- Unbalanced diet
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Wearing too much tight clothes
- Excess stress
- Vitamin deficiency
- Excess smoking and drinking
- Poor diet
Both the conditions have no major life threatening symptoms. Inability to fertilize an egg is the only symptom in both the conditions.
GRADING OF ASTHENO TERATOZOOSPERMIA
- A- Rapid progressive motility
- B- Sluggish and slow forward progression
- C- Non progressive motility
- D- No motility
- Mild – 10-14 % sperms have normal shapes
- Moderate – only 5-9% of sperms have normal shapes
- Severe – only 5% of sperms have normal shapes
For diagnosis of both the conditions normally all the tests are same
- Semen analysis
- Blood tests
- Scrotal Usg
- Hormonal tests
Asthenoteratozoospermia normally can be diagnosed with semen analysis to check motility and shape of the sperms. If 40% of the sperms are immotile and 96% of the sperms have abnormal shape then the sample of sperm is diagnosed to be an asthenoteratozoospermic sample.
AYURVEDIC OVERVIEW OF ASTHENO TERATOZOOSPERMIA
This condition in ayurveda can be correlated with the shukra dhatu dusti(semen vitiation). Main function of shukra dhatu (semen) is in reproduction. Shukra dhatu is in the 10 seats of vitality (dashapranayatanana). Hence shukra plays a vital role in a person’s life. Thus depletion or vitiation of shukra dhatu may result in various problems or even death. The vitiation of channels that carry the shukra dhatu is a reason behind the vitiation of shukra. Also incompatible food, use of excess salt, sour products, dry food consumption, bitter or astringent food intake etc can result in vitiation of doshas which affect the shukra dhatu. Not only eatables but there are psychological causes to this condition i.e anxiety, stress, overthinking, distrust etc. may lead to this condition. Due to above mentioned causes there is vitiation of tri doshas (vatta, pitta, kapha – kinetic, thermal, potential energy) which affects the shukra dhatu resulting in vitiation. Vitiated shukra (semen) may be frothy, a bit dry(less fluidity), slimy, bad smell, discolored etc. Astheno teratozoospermia can be further correlated with “granthi shukra” along with “shukra kshaya’’. All the 3 doshas vitiaion vatta, pitta, kapha are there in this condition hence has to be managed accordingly.
SINGLE AYURVEDIC HERBS THAT CAN BE USED IN THIS CONDITION
- Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
- Brahmi (bacopa monnieri)
- Konch (mucuna pruriens)
- Shilajit (Asphaltum punjabium)
- Shatavari (Asparagus racemosa)
- Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)
- Gokshura (Tribulus teresteris)
- Tulsi seeds (Ocimum sanctum)
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ASTHENO TERATOZOOSPERMIA BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda is a manufacturer of Ayurvedic medicines derived entirely from plants. This medicine does not contain chemicals, additives or preservatives. All products are GMP certified and 100% vegan. Planet Ayurveda have many herbal formulation out of which best herbal remedies for Astheno Teratozoospermia are:
1. MALE SUPPORT FORMULA
This Ayurvedic herbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda provides cure to most of the male sexual ailments. Contents are Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shilajit (Black bitumen). This formulation helps in maintaining the level of GnRH and helps in treating the male sexual issues. Shilajit acts as a powerful nourishing agent and a good aphrodisiac. Gokshura helps in increasing libido in both male and female, promotes sperm generation and ovum production. Ashwagandha acts as a nervous tonic and helps in maintaining hormonal balance and acts as a sexual stimulant. These all herbs in this formulation pacifies vata alongside provides above mentioned effects in body treating Astheno Teratozoospermia efficiently.
Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily
2. ATIRASADI CHURNA
This is a wonderful formulation by planet Ayurveda for sexual disorders. This powder form formulation helps in increasing libido and acts as a vatta pacifier. Contents such are Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), Ashwgandha (Withania somnifera) , Salmalia malabarica (Semal musli ), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) etc. Ashwagandha acts as a tonic for nerves and also helps to balance hormones and acts as a sexual stimulant. Gokshura acts as libido stimulant in both male and females. Musli is a good herb for infertility and also provides strength to the body. So this formulation helps in various sexual conditions including Astheno teratozoospermia.
Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily
3. MUSLI STRENGTH
This formulation contains standardized extract of musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). Musli have aphrodisiac and adaptogenic effects . This herb is widely used in ayurveda to boost libido, curing sexual disorders. Gokshura being a good aphrodisiac is very helpful in incurring sexual ailments. Together these both provide strength to reproductive systems of both male and females. Also this product of Planet Ayurveda is good for erectile dysfunction.
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily
4. PITTA BALANCE
As the name suggests this formulation by Planet Ayurveda works on pitta dosha (thermal energy). Contains jahar mohra pishti(Magnesium silicate), akik pishti(quartz), kaharva pishti, Mukta pishti, giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia). Jahar mohra and akik pishti acts as cardio tonic and also are good in pitta related disorders like heartburn, indigestion, acidity etc. Mukta pishti acts as an antidepressant and reduces anxiety. Giloy acts as an antioxidant and an immunomodulator. All contents in this formulation pacifies pitta dosha and acts as antidepressant.
Dosage– 1 capsule twice daily
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So in first place both the sexes have to undergo tests for infertility. Many cases of infertility are due to the men’s factor. Out of all the cases of infertility, asthenozoospermia and teratozoospermia are the main reasons. Having a healthier lifestyle, quitting smoking, avoiding drinking and eating a well-balanced diet along with ayurvedic treatment helps in managing this condition very efficiently. Patients with this condition can help in achieving pregnancy as long as sperm count and sperm motility are close to normal. One should never delay treatment if facing such conditions as earlier treatment can give better results.