Overcoming Infertility: An Innovative Approach

According to the latest WHO report on infertility, roughly 17.5%, or one in six adults globally, will encounter infertility issues on their path to parenthood. With infertility sharply on the rise, many couples—and women in particular—require more support and direction on their journey to conceive. As Nicole Ritieni, NP, Innovative Medicine’s Clinical Director, explains, “While many interventions focus on successful conception, it’s important to remember that we are dynamic beings. A couple or individual struggling with infertility requires an assessment beyond hormones and structural issues. For a proper root cause analysis, we must look at the body physically, emotionally, and spiritually and then address those issues to bring the body back into balance for the best possible outcome.”

What Can Cause Infertility?

Fertility problems affect men and women almost equally, at 9% and 11%, respectively. Studies show that in one-third of infertile couples, the problem is with the man; in another third, the problem is with the woman; and in the final third, the cause is either a combination of factors or remains unidentified. Factors affecting fertility can be structural, environmental, and/or lifestyle-related. Often, the issue is multifaceted and multi-systemic, requiring an innovative approach that may include detoxification, pH and energy balancing, and tissue oxygenation to restore homeostasis to the inner milieu (i.e., our internal environment). Addressing psycho-emotional and spiritual issues is equally important.

Infertility Risk Factors for Women

  • Age
  • Hormone imbalance  
  • Chronic stress
  • Chronic diseases such as endometriosis, diabetes, and hypertension
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic or untreated infections
  • Too much or too little body fat
  • Exposure to persistent organic pollutants and endocrine-disrupting chemicals
  • Cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, and recreational drug use
  • Overexercising

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Infertility Risk Factors for Men

  • Age (but to a lesser degree than women)
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Chronic stress
  • Chronic diseases such as diabetes
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic or untreated infections (mainly sexually transmitted infections)
  • Kidney weakness and liver stagnation  
  • Inflammatory disease of the accessory glands (i.e., seminal vesicles, prostate gland, and bulbourethral gland)
  • Certain medications used to treat high blood pressure, digestive problems, arthritis, depression, cancer, and infections
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals (e.g., lead, ethylene dibromide, and vinyl chloride)
  • Cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol use, and recreational drug use

Read more about male infertility here.

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While many are increasingly experiencing challenges along the way, our goal is to provide tools for patients to feel empowered in their own health and to gain a greater understanding of their bodies using a personalized approach to optimize fertility.

-Nicole Ritieni, NP – Clinical Director

Innovative Medicine’s Approach to Infertility

Treating infertility is complex due to its intricate nature, often involving numerous biological and environmental factors. Innovative Medicine takes a holistic approach, considering all contributing elements such as physical health, hormonal balance, and lifestyle. By addressing these diverse factors, we identify root causes and provide comprehensive, personalized treatment plans to increase the chances of successful conception.

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