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It’s normal to feel frustrated if you have had a difficult time becoming pregnant. There are actually many underlying health issues and medical conditions that can affect fertility. In this article, you’ll learn what some of the health issues can be and how addressing them can potentially lead to pregnancy.

What Are The Underlying Health Issues That Can Cause Infertility?

In order to set a woman’s body up for success with pregnancy, the functions of the body need to be optimized and any underlying conditions need to be addressed. 

Once the issues and symptoms are identified, they need to be treated so that the body can begin to conceive. Below are just some of the health issues commonly associated with infertility:

Blood Sugar Instability

Blood sugar instability within the body can disrupt hormonal balance, making it difficult to have menstrual cycles and ovulate regularly. For example, if your blood sugar levels are elevated, it can cause you to miss menstrual cycles and therefore not release eggs. It can also lead to increased inflammation in the body, which can negatively impact the quality of eggs.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Also known as PCOS, causes women to have irregular or absent menstrual periods, along with hormonal imbalances, making it difficult to consistently ovulate. PCOS also can lead to small ovarian cysts, which can prevent the release of eggs and impact fertility.


This is a condition where tissue that is similar to the uterine lining grows outside the uterus. When this occurs, it can cause inflammation and scar tissue, affecting the function of the ovaries and fallopian tubes, and therefore making it difficult for the egg and sperm to meet (leading to a fertilized egg). Endometriosis can also create hormonal imbalance, which can disrupt the menstrual cycle and affect ovulation, therefore affecting the possibility of becoming pregnant.
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Chronic Inflammation

When the body is constantly inflamed, it can wreak havoc on the reproductive system, hormonal balance, and overall health. Specifically, inflammation can result in irregular menstrual cycles and a lack of ovulation. All of these factors will make it difficult to become pregnant. 

The above are just a few of the more common reasons women have a difficult time becoming pregnant. Additional health issues and symptoms that can cause infertility include (but are not limited to): 

  • 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
  • Various lifestyle factors
  • Stress
When women have difficulty conceiving, people typically think it must be due to low sperm count/male infertility, a combination of male and female infertility issues, or an unexplained infertility issue that cannot be identified. But oftentimes, it is due to underlying health conditions that are harming the body as a whole and then negatively affecting the reproductive system.

Treatment for Fertility Problems

Infertility issues can often be addressed through a combination of functional and holistic medicine. While the exact type of treatment is different for each person, 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.
Anytime a woman is having a difficult time becoming pregnant, it’s important to address the entire body and the underlying root issue, rather than just the infertility. The body will show us what it needs in order to reach its ideal health.

Does IVF Treat Fertility?

Many people think that IVF and similar fertility treatments with a fertility specialist are the solution to fertility problems. However, if the reason you are having difficulty becoming pregnant is due to an underlying health condition, then that condition needs to be addressed before your body will be ready to conceive.

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.

Ready to increase your chances of becoming pregnant naturally?