Supporting Fertility with a Naturopathic Approach to Preconception Care

What is Infertility?

Infertility is a common condition that affects men and women of all ages. It is defined as the inability to get pregnant after at least one year of trying. Naturopathic treatments support overall health, with a focus on supporting the reproductive system and promoting conception naturally.

Causes, Signs & Symptoms

Hormone imbalances or suboptimal micronutrient levels in men and women can cause difficulty with conceiving. These factors can affect the quality of eggs and sperm and may cause issues with ovulation and conception.

In women, fertility can be compromised by:

  • Tubal disorders
  • Uterine disorders
  • Ovarian disorders (polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS)
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular menstrual cycles

In men, fertility can be compromised by:

  • Obstruction of ejaculatory ducts or seminal vesicles
  • Abnormal sperm count (testicular dysfunction), motility, and/or shape
  • Hormonal imbalances

In both men and women, fertility can be negatively impacted by environmental toxins, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and certain medications.

How is Infertility Diagnosed?

Functional lab testing can help identify hormone imbalances, micronutrient deficiencies and ovulation issues.

How is Infertility Treated?

Spark Health focuses on understanding the underlying causes of infertility by devising a comprehensive plan that optimizes the health of both parents. Natural fertility treatments can include the following treatment steps:

  • Nutritional modifications focused on a whole food, nutrient-dense diet to provide key nutrients for the development of healthy eggs and sperm..
  • Hormone balancing medications and supplements to support optimal reproductive hormone levels.
  • IVs and oral supplements address nutrient deficiencies and provide the basis for a healthy reproductive system.
  • Emotional wellness support to address any stress, anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties.

Why Choose Spark Health?

Your providers at Spark Health work as a team to approach your health challenges from every angle. We understand that health and wellness have many physiological and mental emotional components, and we offer individualized holistic treatment plans to reach your health and wellness goals. Spark Health was founded in 2013 in Solana Beach, California, to provide patients in Southern California with personalized natural medicine and wellness options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Naturopathic treatments for fertility support reproductive function. Conventional treatments include medication to stimulate ovulation and intrauterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization.

With traditional fertility treatments, the success varies widely depending on type of treatment, physiological factors and age. Naturopathic treatments can help to increase the success rate by optimizing overall health.

Abnormal menstruation, blocked fallopian tubes, ovarian disorders, and hormonal disorders are all causes of female infertility.

Abnormal sperm count, motility, and/or shape, hormone imbalances, and ejaculatory duct obstruction are all causes of male infertility.

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