Men’s Fertility Issues and How Naturopathic Medicine Can Help

Did you know that one in eight couples in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant? You are not alone, if you and your partner are struggling to have a baby. Infertility is defined as trying to conceive for one year (or six months after the age of 35) with no success. Infertility affects both men and women ages 15 – 44. Statistics show that infertility is on the rise.

Male infertility

Male infertility, in particular, is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function, or barriers that prevent the smooth delivery of sperm. Male infertility can be a result of chronic health problems, Illnesses, injuries, lifestyle choices, and other factors. Fertility has many challenges. The challenges often come with physical, emotional, and financial setbacks. With the many visits to reproductive endocrinologists, expensive medications, hormone injections, and labs, trying to conceive may become an exhausting and never ending task.

Popular approaches

There are a few popular approaches to conceiving. Couples may opt for an artificial insemination, intrauterine insemination (IUI), reproductive technology (ART), and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to achieve pregnancy. Although these methods can be useful, they tend to be on the pricier side and create a real financial challenge for many families. Because the success rate is between 13 – 36 % for a woman over 35 years old, many couples will decide to optimize their health before trying them to make sure they get the highest chance of success. After having evaluated various pros and cons, couples often look for alternative options.

High success rate

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are highly trained to treat the person as a whole and have a high success rate when it comes down to helping men and women resolve their fertility challenges. NDs will always treat each patient as a unique individual. Targeting health beyond conception, NDs will focus on helping the couple have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Neuropathic doctors can begin the process by assessing the whole couple. In the beginning, the appointments are usually longer. They include detailed family history, medical history, physical activity, discussion of diet, environmental exposures, psycho-emotional patterns, sleep habits for both partners and more.

Safe and effective lifestyle modifications combined with natural therapies will help address infertility problems, as well as strengthen your overall health, resulting in better chances of getting pregnant.

It is because if rigorous training in lifestyle counseling, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, and more , Dr Brandy McGill is equipped to guide and empower patients to make lifestyle changes, that have been proven to improve health outcomes.

Contact Moonstone Naturopathic Today to learn more about infertility treatment options using natural remedies.