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As our functional medicine Toronto clinic discussed in “5 Ways to Prevent Male Infertility”, fertility issues are on the rise. This is discerning enough for the World Health Organization to recognize it as a global health issue.
In particular, various aspects of lifestyle, such as consuming excessive amounts of alcohol, eating processed foods, and using cell phones in our daily lives, have been linked to diminished chances of conception.
For some men, removing harmful lifestyle factors can improve fertility outcomes. But for others, certain exposures (i.e. nicotine) have already caused health concerns, including oxidative stress, poor sperm quality, and hormone imbalances. Thus, the integrative functional medicine approach could help fertility by promoting optimal health.
In this post, the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre discusses factors that could influence your chances for conception. We also discuss suitable treatments for male infertility and how we create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Potential triggers behind male reproductive issues
Male infertility may be triggered by a range of personal factors, and these include lifestyle choices. Here are some lifestyle factors that can reduce male fertility:
Lifestyle modifications and treatments for male infertility
At the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre, we take a well-rounded approach to fertility issues. A thorough discussion during your first session will occur, which would consider your current lifestyle and environmental factors, medical history, individual symptoms, etc. Functional medicine testing may be advised for measuring hormonal health, toxins, and nutritional deficiencies. After gathering this information, we customize a distinctive health care plan for your health goals. The following chart features some treatments* that might be recommended. When combined with a balanced diet and exercise, they could assist with improving male fertility:
*These may not apply to every patient for fertility purposes; treatments are designed according to your comprehensive health history, current biology, and personal health goals (integrative functional medicine principles)
If your body is bombarded with oxidative stress, you can be guided on how to quit smoking, refrain from using certain substances, etc. Organic, non-processed foods may be consumed to improve your nutritional status and lose weight. The Mediterranean Diet, for example, has been shown to help recharge male fertility by promoting detoxification.
IV therapy (Intravenous therapy)
IV therapy drips can assist the body with detoxification (heavy metal chelation); free radicals may be removed using IV glutathione drips. It can also help alleviate nutritional deficiencies from a poor diet, boosting your intake of nutrients for aiding sperm quality and motility; selenium and vitamin C are some examples of drips we may add to your IV drip.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
If your DUTCH test results show a lack of reproductive hormones, this treatment may help with alleviating hormone imbalances.
About our integrative functional medicine approach
Customized clinical therapies can impact your fertility journey. We collaborate with patients at the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre to devise personal treatment plans; in turn, this can motivate you to reach optimal health.
Our functional medicine providers educate you on preventing infertility and chronic disease through nutrition and integrative medicine. The integrative approach amalgamates modalities to manage symptoms, while tackling the root of your health concerns. As a new patient of ours, you may discover other modalities, such as herbal medicines, naturopathic medicine, allopathic/Western medicine, Chinese medicine/acupuncture, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, and more.
Intravenous therapy is in our exclusive IV Lounge. We take a personalized approach to blending IV therapy drips, which are created using integrative functional medicine principles. We offer essential nutrients for IV therapy, as an additional support for a wide range of health needs (i.e. high-dose vitamin C, glutathione, major antioxidants, heavy metal chelation, amino acids, NAD+, etc.) IV nutrient therapy can be tailored as adjunct support for different concerns, including sleep issues, digestive health, nutritional deficiencies driven by intestinal inflammation (Celiac disease and Crohn’s), brain function, chronic health issues, and other matters.
Do you need help jump-starting a healthy lifestyle? Take control of your wellness with IV therapy, clinical nutrition and functional medicine from Toronto. Click here to request your appointment or to send us your inquiries.
Disclaimer: The information in this article is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. This information should not be used to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting a doctor. Consult with a health care practitioner before relying on any information in this article or on this website.
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