Azoospermia is a condition in which there’s no measurable sperm in a man’s ejaculate (semen). Azoospermia leads to male infertility.
Here’s a quick lesson in how the body works: Sperm is made in the testicles. It travels through the reproductive tract and mixes with the fluid that’s found in the seminal ducts. Together, the sperm and this fluid make semen —- the thick, white ejaculate that comes out of the penis.
With azoospermia, the sperm is taken out of the equation. You may have ejaculate, but it doesn’t contain sperm.
You may not have any symptoms or even know you have azoospermia until your efforts conceive are unsuccessful. Any other signs or symptoms you encounter may be more related to the underlying causes, like hormonal imbalances or genetic chromosomal conditions.
Otherwise, possible symptoms might include:
The causes of azoospermia relate directly to the types of azoospermia. In other words, causes can be due to an obstruction or nonobstructive sources.
Obstructions that result in azoospermia most commonly occur in the vas deferens, the epididymus or ejaculatory ducts. Problems that can cause blockages in these areas include:
Nonobstructive causes of azoospermia include:
Kallmann syndrome: A genetic (inherited) disorder carried on the X chromosome and that if left untreated can result in infertility.
Klinefelter’s syndrome: A male carries an extra X chromosome (making his chromosomal makeup XXY instead of XY). The result is often infertility, along with lack of sexual or physical maturity, and learning difficulties
Y chromosome deletion: Critical sections of genes on the Y chromosome (the male chromosome) that are responsible for sperm production are missing, resulting in infertility.
Anorchia (absence of the testicles).
Cyptorchidism (testicles have not dropped into the scrotum).
Sertoli cell-only syndrome (testicles fail to produce living sperm cells).
Spermatogenic arrest (testicles fail to produce fully mature sperm cells).
Mumps orchitis (inflamed testicles caused by mumps in late puberty).
Reactions to certain medications that harm sperm production.
Diseases such as diabetes, cirrhosis, or kidney failure.
Varicocele (veins coming from the testicle are dilated or widened impeding sperm production).
Panchakarma therapies like Abhyanga (whole body massage) shirodhara and Nasya,Virechana,vasti provide great deal of physical and mental relaxation. A special panchkarma procedure known as Uttar basti or Uttara Vasti is very helpful for this condition, Uttar vasti should be given under the supervision of a trained ayurvedic doctor only.
Uttar vasti is an Ayurvedic procedure in which specific oil based medicine or decoction is administered in the urethra, through urethral meatus, with a syringe. After having few Purificatory procedures, Uttar vasti is carried out by an expert, under all aseptic precautions and sterilized medicine is used, so there are no chances of introducing any kind of infection into the urethra.
In Sanskrit, Vaji means horse, the symbol of sexual potency and performance thus Vajikaran means producing a horse’s vigor, particularly the animal’s great capacity for sexual activity in the individual. Literally the Vajikaran is not exactly aphrodisiac but the current connotational meaning is same.
The main aim of Vajikaran is always successful copulation for healthy reproduction, with sexual pleasure being just an additional benefit; therefore it is considered a part of ‘eugeny.’