UroToday.com – The authors describe 2 patients who have had severely impaired sperm concentration and motility closely associated with the use of antidepressant medications.
They noted a temporal relationship between abnormal semen parameters and antidepressant therapy in these two patients. Each had normal semen parameters off medications.
The evaluation of each patient was unremarkable. While on antidepressant medications, both patients produced semen samples with marked impairment of sperm concentration and/or motility. Each patient demonstrated a normalization of sperm concentration and motility after discontinuation of antidepressants.
The authors hypothesize that Serotonin-reuptake inhibitor antidepressants may affect sperm transport, resulting in impaired sperm motility and concentration for some patients.
Obese men should consider losing weight if they want to have children, a scientist told the 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.
“We felt that it was possible that male overweight might contribute to fertility problems,” he said, “particularly since it is a known risk factor for problems in conceiving among women.” “Other studies have suggested an association between male obesity and increased DNA damage in the sperm, which can be associated with reduced fertility as well,” said Dr. Shayeb.
The semen analysis showed that the men in Group B, who had an optimal BMI (20-25, as classified by WHO), had higher levels of normal sperm than those in the other groups. They also had higher semen volume. There was no significant difference between the four BMI groups in sperm concentration or motility.
“There has been a significant rise in the numbers of men with poorer semen parameters in the industrialised world,” said Dr. Shayeb, “but this has not been reflected so far in male infertility. To compare male BMI in these two groups therefore seemed to us to be a logical next step.”
“Adopting a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet, and regular exercise will, in the vast majority of cases, lead to a normal BMI. We are pleased to be able to add improved semen quality to the long list of benefits that we know are the result of an optimal body weight.”
The following natural herbs are used as aphrodisiacs in ayurveda
Safed Musli (Asparagus Adscendens):- Known as Shweta musali in ayurveda , is used to increase shukra (semen). It helps to increase sperm count and sperm motility.
Urad: (Black Gram) – Ayurveda mentions it as Masha and is used to increase sexual energy , sexual stamina and libido. Masha is recommended for persons who suffer from Erectile dysfunction..
Gokshura ( Tribulus Terrestris) – This plant is widely used in ayurveda to help people suffering from low testosterone levels, Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and low libido
Kapi kacchu: ( Mucuna Pruriens)- Strongly recommended in ayurvedic texts for low libido, low sperm count, low sperm motility and erectile dysfunction
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Used in ayurveda to rejuvenate male reproductive system, calm mind and as an aphrodisiac.
Drum Stick, garlic, ginger: A best home remedy for sexual disorders
Na mootram phenilam yasya vishtaa chaapsu nimajjati
medhraschotthana shukraabyaam heenas sa kleeba uchyate
The texts of ayurveda mention few preliminary physical tests to determine the potency of men.
A man can be said to be devoid of Impotence or erectile dysfunction – -
If foamy lather forms when he urinates on ground in sitting position.(This determines the muscle tone)
If he gets good hard erection.
If his ejaculation is powerful and with good quantity of semen.
According to principles of traditional Chinese medicine fox nut or Makhana is used to strengthen spleen and kidneys. It is indicated in conditions like spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation, neuralgia, incontinence, chronic diarrhea etc. According to herbalists it is helpful in preventing early discharge of semen and restores sexual vigor in older men.( Because of this property the fox nut is categorized under Vajikarana dravyas in texts of ayurveda.) Makhana helps in conditions like arthritis, erectile dysfunction and premature aging. This herb has antioxidant properties and helps in digestion, rejuvenates respiratory system and prevents frequent urination.