Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice
Integrative Medicine Specialists & Holistic Medicine Specialists located in Norwalk, CT
There are many underlying reasons for infertility. At Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice in Norwalk, Connecticut, naturopathic physicians Giovanni A. Nelson, ND, and Pamela Santapaola, ND, take a holistic approach in diagnosing and treating infertility issues in both women and men. They focus on uncovering the root cause of infertility and create a treatment plan to improve your chances for successful conception. Learn more about your options for treating infertility naturally by calling or booking an appointment online today.
Infertility Q & A
What is infertility?
Infertility is the inability to become pregnant after having unprotected sex for at least a year. You may also experience infertility if you can become pregnant but can’t sustain the pregnancy and have miscarriages or a stillbirth.
In one-third of the cases of infertility, the issue lies with the woman. In another one-third of cases, the issue concerns the man. For the rest of couples, the underlying cause of infertility remains unexplained.
Some of the most common causes of infertility include:
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Ovulation dysfunction
- Hormonal imbalances
- Early-onset menopause
- Blockages in the reproductive organs
- Diseases like endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
You may also experience infertility if you smoke, have undergone cancer treatments, or if you’re overweight or obese.
How is infertility diagnosed?
Your provider at Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice works with you to uncover the root cause of your infertility. This involves a physical exam, a review of your personal and family medical history, and diagnostic testing using ultrasound or X-ray.
In men, the providers may request a semen sample and review your medical history to identify previous testicle or penis injuries. They may also check for swelling in your prostate.
How does naturopathic medicine treat infertility?
The goal of the naturopathic, holistic therapies available for infertility is to address the underlying cause of your infertility. Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice also uses natural treatments to improve your fertility so you can avoid more invasive treatments like in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Options include:
To restore hormone balance in men and women, the team may recommend nutritional supplements and herbal medicines. They also help you create a dietary plan to follow that improves your general health and prepares your body for pregnancy.
Natural supplements can also address underlying conditions, like endometriosis and PCOS, to increase your chances of a successful pregnancy.
Stress management and acupuncture
To help you manage any stress that may interfere with your ability to become pregnant, Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice offers stress management resources. They can teach you techniques to better manage your stress and offer acupuncture to relax your body and mind.
If you’re trying to become pregnant without success, schedule an infertility consultation by calling Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice or booking an appointment online today.
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