As we know, the Reproductive system is the system of the body that is responsible for reproduction. It is also known as the genital system. It consists of several external and internal organs. Any kind of disorder that retards the proper functioning of the reproductive system is known as reproductive system disorder. Testicular microlithiasis is an uncommon disorder of the male reproductive system. It occurs in the testis and this condition is directly related to testicular cancer, thus it must be treated at early stages.
In this article, we are going to discuss Testicular microlithiasis, its symptoms, causes, and some herbal medications for its management.
Testes are the pair of two oval-shaped organs that are covered by a skin called the scrotum. Testes are responsible for the storage and production of sperm. It is the main part of the male reproductive system. Testicular microlithiasis is the collection of a small clump of calcium in the testicles. It is an uncommon and non-progressive condition. These are uniform, tiny, numerous calcium clusters in one or both testes. This disease is usually found during the scanning (USG) of testes. It is an asymptomatic, impalpable, and painless disease.
In most of the cases, Testicular microlithiasis is asymptomatic but in few causes, pain and inflammation in testes are also reported. It may be related to the cases of testicular tumors and male infertility.
In modern medicine, there is no specific cause, and treatment is known. But in Ayurveda, this testicular microlithiasis is associated with Shukrashmarij sharkara. According to Acharyas, urinary calculus (Ashmari) is formed in the testes (Vrishna) and penis (Medhra). According to Ayurveda, the suppression of the impulse of semen is the basic cause of testicular microlithiasis.
It means that after getting heat from pitta and drying by Vayu, and not attaining proper hardness from Kapha, the stone (Ashmari) cracks up into small gravel-like particles, these tiny fragments are called microliths (Sharkara).
Risk Factors of Testicular Microlithiasis
Risk factors of testicular microlithiasis are directly related to testicular cancer. These factors are:
- Infertility and Subfertility
- History of Cryptorchidism or testicular maldescent.
- Presence of atrophic testis at a younger age.
- HIV or AIDS
- Genetic disorders (Family history)
- Muscle- building supplements
- Testicular dysgenesis syndrome
- Adaptation of unhealthy diet and lifestyle
- Overconsumption of Kapha vardhak Ahara (Kapha increasing food items)
Food and Nutrients
Some food and nutrients that are beneficial to maintain testicular health are:
- Antioxidant-rich food items such as Raspberries, Red cabbage, beans, and many more.
- Garlic and onion
- Zinc containing food items such as red meat, whole grains dairy products, etc.
- Selenium-enriched food items such as Brazil nuts, muscle meat, seafood, and cereals.
- Curcumin rich food items. For example golden milk (a mixture of turmeric and milk).
- Vitamin B5 containing food items such as fortified cereals, chicken breast, mushrooms, avocado, nuts, seeds etc.
Herbal Medicines Provided By Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda provides safe and effective herbal medicines which are beneficial in the opening and softening of the channels of elimination and circulation due to which proper nourishment can reach the tissues and impurities can be more easily removed from them. This leads to the normal functioning of all the body channels. These herbal medicines are free from binders, preservatives, colors, and chemicals. These herbal products have very few and low side effects. These herbal products are 100% vegetarian.
Herbal products introduced by our experts for testicular microlithiasis are:
1. Varunadi Vati
It is formulated by the combination of four herbs i.e. Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) and Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul). Due to its blood purifying and diuretic action, this vati decreases the chances of stone formation in testicles and increases the passage out of micro stones via urine. This vati is also beneficial in the reduction of pain in testicular microlithiasis.
Dosage: Two tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals
2. Boswellia Curcumin
Name specifies that these capsules are made up of two ingredients Boswellia serrata (Shallaki) and Curcuma longa (Curcumin or haridra). Due to their anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, these capsules are beneficial in any infectious, inflammatory, and painful conditions. This formulation helps to lose impurities that become embedded in tissue and liquefy them for better absorption and elimination. It is one of the best combinations used in the treatment of Testicular Microlithiasis.
Dosage: One capsule twice a day, with plain water after meals.
3. Kanchnaar Guggul
It is formulated with the help of more than 7 herbal ingredients such as Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Ingredients of Triphala (Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, and Emblica officinalis) etc. These tablets have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic property, due to which reduction in pain and inflammation takes place. Triphala ingredients are used to remove several toxins from the body which decrease the risk of various infections. It activates the elimination process for the cleansing of the entire physiology that results in holistic health benefits.
Dosage: Two tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals. (Either chew well or crush the tablets for better results)
4. Reno Plan Syrup
This herbal syrup is formulated with the help of several herbal ingredients such as Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Trapush (Cucumis sativus), etc. Trinpanchmool ghan is also added to this herbal formulation. Trinpanchmool is the root extract of 5 herbs i.e. Shara (Saccharum munja), Kash (Saccharum spontaneum), Kush (Desmostachya bipinnata), Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum), Darbha (Imperata cylindrica). This combination of 5 herbs enhances the free flow of urine. This syrup is beneficial in the treatment of several urinary tract infections and also improves kidney functions.
Dosage: Two teaspoons twice a day after meals.
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At the end of this article we can see that in modern medicine, there is no specific treatment available for this disease. They only give medicines to lower down the symptoms of the disease. In Ayurveda, various herbal formulations are used in the treatment of Testicular microlithiasis. These herbal drugs target the main root cause of the disease and prevent various urinary tract disorders and also increase the functions of the kidney.