Effect of Withania somnifera in the treatment of male infertility: A literature review

The high prevalence of male infertility associated with the high costs of its conventional treatment motivated researchers to look for alternative approaches to the treatment of sexual dysfunction. The use of medicinal plants for these fins has been adopted in Withania somnifera which is one of the plants that has been associated with improvements in male fertility. Thus, the aim of this stu...
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe evidence from the review suggests that the burden of disease for testicular cancer survivors is overall low. Men who had surgical intervention and were treated for testicular cancer experienced minimal impact on their mental health status than the men who had chemotherapy or radiotherapy as part of their treatment modality.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsThere is a need to provide appropriate referrals to the relevant services, including psychosocial support, and the development of more adequate communication resources for men following treatment for testicular cancer.
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines related to reproductive endocrinology, including the potential causes of female infertility and other problems, such as pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, atypical pubertal development, or premenstrual syndrome. Read articles about treatment for polycystic ovaries and hirsutism.
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news
Authors: Rastrelli G, Lotti F, Reisman Y, Sforza A, Maggi M, Corona G Abstract Introduction: Metabolically unhealthy obesity (MUHO) is the most important preventable cardiovascular (CV) risk factor. Recently, the significance of metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) as a CV risk factor has raised increasing interest. MUHO is a known risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED); however, the effect of MHO on ED has barely been investigated. This review aims at summarizing the evidence supporting the relation of MUHO and MHO to male sexual functioning and fertility. Areas covered: An extensive Medline search on obesity an...
Source: Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThis case control study aimed to investigate whether symptoms of sexual dysfunction are more common in males from infertile couples than in the general population and to explore whether symptoms of sexual dysfunction are associated to hypogonadism.ObjectivesParticipants were 165 subfertile men in infertile heterosexual relationships, 18 –50 years of age, with sperm concentrations 
Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Purpose of review To briefly summarize what is known regarding hyperprolactinemia and prolactin-secreting tumors, and review recent findings. Recent findings Prolactin was previously thought to inhibit secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) by directly inhibiting the firing of GnRH neurons, resulting in hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and infertility. However, kisspeptin has recently been implicated as the mediator of hyperprolactinemia-induced infertility, by acting upstream of the GnRH neurons as an integrator of endocrine signals. Macroprolactin is generally considered to be inactive and clinically insig...
Source: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY: Edited by David L. Olive Source Type: research
Abstract Testicular volume (TV) is proposed to be a positive predictor of male fertility status, because of the relation known between the TV and the seminiferous tubule content. Independently of the measurement methodology, the role of TV and testicular ultrasound (US) assessments is still debated in andrological clinical practice. In this retrospective cohort study, we evaluated TV and testis US role in the diagnostic workup of andrological patients. All consecutive outpatients undergoing single-operator testis US (Modena, Italy) from March 2012 to March 2018 were enrolled, matching sonographic, hormonal, and se...
Source: Asian Journal of Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Asian J Androl Source Type: research
Purpose of review To provide an up-to-date overview on indications, efficacy and safety of the existing fertility preservation strategies as well as on the features and management of sexual dysfunction in young adult women with newly diagnosed cancer. Recent findings Because of the improved life expectancy of cancer survivors, a growing attention should be given to the side effects of anticancer treatments. Among young cancer patients, risk of infertility and sexual dysfunction are of great concern. Summary As advocated by guidelines, patients need to be thoroughly informed of potential side effects of treatment be...
Source: Current Opinion in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: SUPPORTIVE CARE: Edited by Jean A. Klastersky Source Type: research
Spina bifida is a condition that can result in neurological deficits, but impacts on sexual function and fertility should also be considered.Translational Andrology and Urology
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news
Abstract Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a prevalent metabolic disorder that is associated with development of some complications in male reproductive system including testicular damage, sexual dysfunction, abnormal spermatogenesis, and infertility. Diosgenin is a natural steroidal saponin with anti-diabetic, anti-oxidative, and anti-inflammatory effects. This research study was undertaken to explore the protective effect of diosgenin against diabetes-induced testicular damage in the rat. Ten days following streptozotocin (STZ; i.p.), diosgenin was daily administered for 6 weeks (p.o.). Diosgenin administration to dia...
Source: International Immunopharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Int Immunopharmacol Source Type: research
Conclusion Infertilewomenhadno increased riskof sexual dysfunction relativetocontrols. Anxiety and depression increased the risk of sexual dysfunction in the studied population.Resumo Objetivo Avaliar a fun ção sexual, ansiedade e depressão de mulheres inférteis em relação a um grupo controle. Métodos Mulheres inférteis (grupo infértil, GI) em idade reprodutiva foram convidadas a participar deste estudo. Um grupo controle (GC) de mulheres foi recrutado da população geral da mesma cidade. A função sexual foi avaliada pelo Índic...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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