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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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RAMOS PADILLA1*, Kenia  y  BANOS HERNANDEZ1, Ihosvani. Chinese Traditional Medicine in male infertility. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.6, pp.70-77. ISSN 1561-3194.

Introduction:

oligoasthenozoospermiais a common cause of male infertility. The kidney according to Chinese Traditional Medicine is one of the most affected organs associated with this health condition.

Objective:

to describe the traditional syndromes associated with male infertility, searching for more effective individualized treatments.

Methods:

an observational and descriptive study was carried out in the Natural and Traditional Medicine Service at Abel Santamaria Cuadrado General Teaching Hospital in Pinar del Río during 2016; 86 infertile patients who met the inclusion criteria were included in the study. The sample was distinguished according to: adjustment of the work-rest regime, inadequate diet, toxic habits, intemperate sexual activity, symptoms and traditional signs, characteristics of tongue and pulse, and syndromes of Zang-Fu organs, according to four diagnostic methods.

Results:

61,6 % of the patients manifested alterations of the work-rest regime, 54,6 % inadequate food intake with increase of fatty foods, and 41 % ingestion of alcoholic beverages; 80,2 % showed lassitude and pain in the lumbar region and knees predominantly, pale tongue with fine-white coating (27,5 %) and the deep and filiform pulse (34 %). The prevailing syndromes according to Zang Fu organs were: Kidney Yang deficiency (34,9 %), Kidney Jing deficiency (29,1 %) and Kidney Yin deficiency (24,4 %).

Conclusions:

kidney deficiency syndromes predominated in infertile patients. The differentiation of the syndromes in these patients is of great importance for the adequate alternative of traditional treatment and its effectiveness.

Palabras clave : INFERTILITY, MALE;WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION;MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL..

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