PCOS: The Leading Cause of Infertility
If you are having problems conceiving, know that you are not alone. Infertility is more common than you may think; 1 and 8 couples in America experience difficulty conceiving, and the number is growing as our lifestyles and diets become more artificial.
In my practice, I’ve helped hundreds of patients tackle infertility by locating underlying health issues, and by using a natural approach to enhance their bodies’ ability to function properly. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is routine care at Affinity Chiropractic. Women struggling to get pregnant may notice loss of hair, weight gain, pain during sex, skin changes, or irregular periods. Symptoms of infertility vary drastically, but one sign that can easily go unnoticed might just be the answer that a lot of couples are looking for. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is said to be one of the most complex female health issues in our culture today.
The condition largely remains a mystery, but this much I know to be true: PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility. Affecting as many as 5 million U.S. women, this endocrine disorder is defined by an excess production of testosterone, making it near impossible for the ovaries to release an egg. It often leads to irregular ovulation and cysts on the ovaries. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by insulin resistance, resulting from poor blood regulation. Many of the health issues accompanying PCOS, such as weight gain, excessive hair growth, acne, and problems with ovulation, directly impact fertility. To “fix it,” you regular doctor will probably just prescribe some Metformin and send you home — what he or she will not tell you is that PCOS is treatable with diet and lifestyle changes. There are no drugs necessary! In fact, many doctors will prescribe the pill, and that often makes symptoms worse. What I want to help couples see is that infertility does not have to feel like a roadblock, but rather a challenge and an opportunity to revive your overall health. My name is Dr. Mike Komro, from Affinity Chiropractic in Minnetonka, Minnesota. I am a board certified nutritionist, and hold a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Science University. It is my mission in practice to help those suffering with chronic symptoms, and nothing makes me more excited than seeing you recover and feel like the healthy person you once knew. What sets my approach to PCOS apart from other doctors?!
For one, I look at laboratory testing with much more scrutiny. There is a significant difference in what is considered “lab normal” and what I use, which is “functionally normal.” The "functional normal" is what I would refer to as the optimal range.
Secondly, I assess and address the root factors affecting the female hormone system. There are many considerable elements that upset hormone function. The liver, gut, adrenal glands, pituitary, and immune system all play a role in balancing female hormones.
At Affinity Chiropractic, I focus on normalizing the underlying physiology and restoring healthy function through detoxification, nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Call our office today for a new patient consultation (612) 564-5051. What does a consultation at Affinity Chiropractic look like?
A detailed, in-depth consultation designed to evaluate what is at the core of your condition.
A complete functional neurological and metabolic examination.
A thorough analysis of any past health records including past laboratory results, so that I can start mapping out a PERSONALIZED RECOVERY PLAN, just for you. I will sit down with you and provide answers about what factors lead to hormonal imbalances, causing PCOS. Most importantly, we will talk about how regular chiropractic care will increase your chances of fertility. We’ll address questions like . . .
WHAT causes your body to produce excess insulin and HOW to get rid of it. HOW the right diet can improve fertility.
WHY decreasing inflammation, opening detoxification pathways and balancing ! the immune system is essential to truly heal.
HOW to restore natural energy to a deprived body.
WHY getting a good nights sleep is essential to your body's recovery.
WHY there is more to losing weight than just eating less and exercising more.