Fertility~A Weighty Issue

Photo by Jen Cherewaty

Photo by Jen Cherewaty

Feel Great in the Skin You Are In
by Dr. Rida Wang, insightful Fertilty ND and Acupuncturist

Can Your Weight Affect Your Chances of Conceiving a Child?
Reproductive hormone balance is very much dependent upon healthy weight. Being under or overweight can drastically affect this fine balance and result in problems for both men and women.
Common Issues in Women
•irregular menstrual cycles
•lack of ovulation
•fibroids
•cysts
•potential complications during pregnancy, labour and delivery
Common Issues in Men
•irregular sperm parameters
•erectile dysfunction

What Causes Excess Weight?
An underlying condition may be to blame for the excess weight and fertility challenges. For example, women with PCOS are more likely to experience weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles, insulin resistance and fertility challenges. For overweight couples planning on trying to conceive, it is advised that a customized weight management plan be devised and hormone levels be assessed. Identifying hormonal imbalance right away will allow for early treatment and ensure your goals will be more likely to be achieved as well as help to avoid potential complications in pregnancy.

Getting to YOUR Ideal Weight
Our Practitioner will meet with you to acquire a complete health history, assess your current body composition, activity level, diet and discuss your health goals. This information will be utilized to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals, including;
• personalized diet for lifelong healthy weight
• identification of food sensitivities
• optimizing thyroid function
• regulating digestion and absorption of nutrients
• customized exercise program
• hormone balance (insulin, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol)

Attain and Maintain
The ultimate goal of any successful weight management plan is to help one attain and maintain a healthy weight through diet, exercise, and a healthy optimal metabolism. We have assisted patients in losing 15lbs – 100lbs AND improve their health, well-being and vitality.

Whatever your reason for wanting to lose weight, we can help. Feel great in the skin you’re in.

Get Started Today
Call Crossroads Naturopathic Clinic @ 604.568.6899

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