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As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse or can not carry the pregnancy to term. It effects over 5 millions couple alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist. The unexplained causes of infertility is defined as if the woman and men reproductive system are function normally but the present-day medical technology and medical doctors can not give a reason why the couple can not conceive. In this article, we will discuss What is kidney deficiency in traditional Chinese medicine.
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Kidney Yang deficiency
Men are considered kidney yang deficiency if they have symptom of low sexual desire, weak ejaculation, impotence, seminal emission, low sperm count, slow sperm mobility.
A. Causes of kidney yang deficiency
1 Unhealthy diet
As we known, we live in the society, where everything we drink are mostly cold including milk. It has a danger effect in the male body as it depletes of the yang qi which is needed to counter the the cold effects of abundant yin, leading to kidney yang deficiency. If one day, our yang qi production from the kidney jing no longer working well, it will cause male symptoms of infertility
2. External factors
a) Working in the cold environment such as fish, poultry and meat processing plants may deplete the kidney yang as our body require to produce yang qi constantly to counter the external cold.
b) People stay in the cold place for prolong period of time may also have the same effect as people working in cold environment.
3. Frequent sexual activity
According to traditional medical medicine, sexual intercourse helps to improve blood circulation and production of certain hormones which are necessary for our health. It also helps to balance the kidney yin qi but frequent sexual activity depletes the kidney jing which is vital for hormone and sperm production, leading to low sperm count or semen with no sperm as well as kidney diseases.
III. How kidney deficiency effects male fertility
1. Abnormal sperm production
We need harmony in our body as well as balance of the yang and qi in the kidney. Deficiency of kidney yang causes inability of the kidney jing in maintaining the normal sperm production, leading to low sperm count, slow sperm mobility or semen with no sperm.
2. Sexual dysfunction
According to traditional Chinese medicine, kidney is vital to maintain the healthy function of the reproductive organs including the penis. Depletion of kidney yang qi interferes with the folowing:
a) Sexual libido
Since we know, kidney is important in regulating the production of growth hormone as we mentioned in previous article. Deficiency of kidney yang causes low levels of testosterone in the body leading to sexual libido.
Depletion of kidney yang also slow down the blood circulation in our body including the blood flow to penis, leading to sexual impotence.
Kidney yang is vital in conserving energy for our body needs including the reproductive organs. Loss of kidney yang qi for a prolong period of time leading to low energy including energy needed for healthy ejaculation.
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