Q: Can homoeopathy be an alternative treatment option for male infertility?

A: Male infertility occurs when a man has a problem with his reproductive system and is unable to start a pregnancy with his female partner.

It is important to remember that men should always test for infertility first. To do this, they will have to undergo a simple semen analysis test. If the results are normal, then the female partner should get checked. Inability to make healthy sperm is one the most common causes of male infertility.

Male infertility may be caused by infections or inflammatory conditions, hormone or pituitary gland issues, genetic diseases or immune problems. Certain environmental and lifestyle factors can cause infertility, such as excessive use of tobacco, alcohol, or steroids. Other causes include a genetic or birth defect and scar tissue from surgery or swollen veins in the scrotum.

Increasing age is also associated with male fertility decline. Recent research has also found that sperm motility decreases with age.

Homoeopathic treatments can be quite effective when it comes to treating male infertility, urological problems, and hormonal issues in the most natural way. When consumed along with a healthy diet and supplements such as Selenium, zinc, vitamin B12, folic acid and vitamin E and vitamin D ( to be taken after consulting your doctor ), homoeopathy remedies give a boost to the male reproductive system. It can help improve sperm count and overcome various complications related to male infertility.

A homoeopath will consider both mental and physical symptoms and create a safe, personalised treatment that won’t have any side effects. While homoeopathic remedies take around three to six months to show effective results, patience will bear its fruit.

Dr Riyaz Badami is a homeopathic practitioner and medical director of Good Living Medical Center, Dubai. Got a problem? Our fantastic panel of renowned experts is available to answer  all your questions related to fashion, well-being, nutrition, finance and hypnotherapy. Email your queries to friday@gulfnews.com.

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