Treating Infertility

As with many patients who seek health care with naturopathic medicine, many infertility patients have been through the litany of conventional treatments. Most patients come in with a diagnosis of " unexplained infertility" after all of the usual testing and treatments. These are perfect patients to seek infertility help with Dr. Thyr, as finding and treating the cause of disease is a forté of any naturopathic doctor. Dr. Thyr takes a very thorough history and performs any necessary physical exams. Then, together with a patient, Dr. Thyr develops a treatment plan that may include further functional medicine testing, nutrition and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation and herbs. There are myriad other diagnostics that assist Dr. Thyr in knowing which avenues to pursue.

Naturopathic treatment for infertility focuses on the whole-person approach. Therefore, a full history and physical exam is done at the initial appointment to uncover and underlying causes for infertility. These may include the following:

Female factor:

  • Natural hormone balancing
  • Treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Discover and eliminate food allergens/intolerances
  • Assess for and support adrenal dysfunction
  • Stress reduction
  • Whole foods diet
  • Appropriate nutritional supplements
  • Herbal therapies
  • Treatment for repeat miscarriages
  • Thyroid deficiency or over-activity, including autoimmune factors
  • Low libido
  • Natural treatments for irregular cycles>
  • Natural fertility awareness
  • Optimize digestive function
  • Detoxification
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Luteal phase defect
  • Celiac disease

Male factor:

  • Assess for sperm count, motility and quality
  • Find underlying causes
  • Diet changes
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Help with smoking cessation and other lifestyle factors
  • Low libido
  • Adrenal dysfunction
  • Thyroid gland insufficiency
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Detoxification