Can Chiropractic Care Help With Infertility?
As the topic of infertility becomes more apparent across the world and social media platforms, we have to remember that this is not a new issue. The World Health Organization states that 1 in 4 couples in developed countries struggle with infertility. Infertility is defined by the inability to conceive after one year of actively trying to get pregnant, this also includes conceiving and giving birth to still borns, and/or miscarriages. As of 2020, 15% of married couples struggle with infertility, and it is almost equally due to both male and female reproductive dysfunctions. Whereas in the past, infertility was predominantly considered a female issue. There are assisted reproductive technologies (ART) for people struggling with infertility; IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) and most commonly, IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). Limitations with IVF include: (1) cost; the cost of IVF ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 USD, with the majority of those costs being out of pocket and (2) IVF on average takes two or more rounds to result in a successful pregnancy. This poses the question, what can we do to better our odds? And make this wonderful gift possible for everyone.
With infertility, the current medical model is so busy looking at female reproductive dysfunctions; PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), endometriosis and irregular cycles. With men; it is all about sperm motility and sperm count. But what causes these issues?! There is evidence that supports insulin levels having an impact on many metabolic functions, such as reproduction. With Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance on the rise in the United States, it is not only affecting blood sugar and metabolism but reproduction and fertility. Insulin resistance in females can interfere with ovulation which results in irregular periods and the production of ovarian cysts, which is common with PCOS. Type 2 Diabetes and high blood sugar in men leads to alteration in sperm DNA and will create a lower sperm count.
Remember Type 2 Diabetes CAN be reversed with the right guidance. At In8 Wellness Center, we provide so many services to help jumpstart your fertility journey. Our Chiropractic care is world class, and eliminates any interference in the central nervous system and spine to allow the body to perform the functions it was made for. We also offer bloodwork and consults regarding the results. This is a perfect tool to see blood sugar levels along with how other metabolic processes are functioning in your body. Our affiliate gym next door, CLUBHOUSE, can help with an exercise regime to help lower blood sugar levels and get your body happy and healthy.
You and your spouse do not have to be the 1 in 4 who struggle with infertility. Let us help you!