fertility causes

There are many things that can cause infertility, such as having an irregular menstrual cycle, absence of ovulation, stress, blood sugar instability, endometriosis, digestive issues, and several other things. Most people think when they cannot get pregnant that the issue itself is infertility – however, it’s more likely that infertility is a symptom of an underlying health issue.

If you are having a difficult time becoming pregnant, it’s important to receive help from a medical professional who can identify and treat the root cause of your infertility to help you become pregnant.

What Is Infertility?

Infertility is when someone has been unable to conceive after a year of consistent intercourse (or after six months of intercourse if the woman is 35) or has been unable to carry a pregnancy to term. 

There are many reasons why a fertilized egg cannot reach the uterus through the fallopian tubes, which is often the result of an underlying condition.

Possible Causes of Infertility

Below are some of the health issues that can affect fertility when it comes to female infertility:
  • Blood sugar instability
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Digestive issues / Gut infections
  • Dryness of the vaginal area
  • Chronic illness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Adrenal Fatigue / Cortisol imbalance
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Absence of ovulation
  • Insulin resistance
  • Undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Pelvic infection
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Various lifestyle factors
  • Stress

While male infertility can also be affected by some of the above items, it can also be caused by low sperm production or structural problems in the male reproductive system.

possible causes of infertility

Is Age a Factor in Infertility?

Women are born with a specific number of eggs and as they age, the quantity and quality of these eggs decrease. This can potentially make it more difficult to conceive. However, many times the issue is not age, but an underlying health condition (such as the ones mentioned above). Even if the body has a small number of eggs, it can conceive as long as it is healthy and the underlying health conditions are identified and treated.

What Role Does Weight Play in Infertility?

Weight can play a significant role in infertility in the female reproductive system, including in cases where there is unexplained infertility. Excess body weight can potentially disrupt the overall hormonal balance and menstrual cycles, leading to irregular ovulation or where eggs are not released at all.

Being underweight can also make it difficult to become pregnant, especially if the menstrual cycle becomes disrupted and irregular.

Similar to any other underlying health condition that could be present in a person experiencing infertility, the weight needs to be addressed before the ability to conceive becomes possible. This can be done with the help of a medical professional to guide you in the process.

What Treatment is Available for Fertility Problems?

Functional and holistic medicine can address infertility issues and treat infertility. It will typically involve a combination of nutritional therapy (oral or IV), neural therapy, herbs, minerals, peptides, coaching and education, and ongoing support to ensure you’re correctly following the treatment plan. The exact approach to treatment will vary for each person based on their specific needs and situation. 

While it might be tempting to receive assisted reproductive technology treatments such as IVF, this method is not only extremely expensive but can be ineffective, since it doesn’t address the true underlying issue causing infertility in the first place. 

With functional and holistic medicine, all the treatment methods are completely natural. It’s an inclusive approach that takes into account how the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of a person play a role in their health and well-being.

Functional Infertility Treatment with Road to Fertility

Road to Fertility specializes in functional medicine for fertility issues. Dr. Marina Yuabova, DNP, APRN, BC, Naturopathic Doctor and her compassionate team treat infertility with natural treatments that work in harmony with your body. During your first appointment, Dr. Yuabova will listen to your concerns, conduct a medical history, and perform a whole-body energy scan with your consent. 

Dr. Yuabova’s goal is to find and address the root cause of the problem. With innovative diagnostic methods, and the correct testing, Dr. Yuabova can customize a fertility treatment plan based on your body’s specific needs.

After the cause of the issue is determined, medical evidence will be collected in the form of a complete blood panel, and treatment can begin.

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