Information & Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver Canada
Dietary Recomendations for Elevated Prolactin Levels
Elevated Prolactin levelsNormally, Prolactin is released by the pituitary gland after pregnancy to allow breast feeding. It directly stimulates the breasts to produce milk and inhibits the release of follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone, thus preventing ovulation. In women who are not post partum, elevated Prolactin levels can be caused by a Prolactin-microadenoma, a small benign tumor in the pituitary gland. Other things that can raise Prolactin levels include alcohol (even one glass of wine per week), large consumption of protein, antidepressant medication, headache medicine, painkillers such as menstrual cramp medication, and hallucinogens, such as marijuana. Aspartame, found in NutraSweet and Equal, can also raise Prolactin levels. The high, consistent level of Prolactin hormone, if inappropriately present, in non-breastfeeding women, will cause a too-short luteal phase, inhibit ovulation, and thus cause infertility. PCOS and hypothyroidism can also be associated with elevated Prolactin levels. Vitamin B6 protects against elevated serum Prolactin levels.
Treatment of Infertility & IVF Support with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in Vancouver
Dr. Spence Pentland, Dr. TCM, R.Ac, FABORM
Dr. Spence Pentland is a provincially licenced Doctor with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC,
& a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (click on letter credentials for more info).
His clinical practice in Vancouver has focused on the treatment of men's and women's reproductive health issues since 2004,
helping hundreds realize their dream of having happy healthy families.
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1. Dr. Spence Pentland's Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver
2. The IVF Acupuncture Group - a team of doctors specializing in providing quality, evidence-based acupuncture services for patients undergoing IVF in Greater Vancouver
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