Information & Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver Canada
Anemia and InfertilityDefinition: when there anr not enough red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to every cell in the body anemia results. Iron deficient anemia is the most common. Folic acid and B12 anemias also can occur.
Symptoms: shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations, lethargy, weakness, recurrent colds, loss of appetite, skin palor, heavy periods, mood swings.
Causes: lack of iron, folic acid, or B12 in the diet. Too much zinc can inhibit iron absorption. Not enough B vitamins, too much caffeine, wheat bran, antacids, and dairy all may also contribute. Heavy periods, vegetarians, malabsorption, and bowel disease can also cause anemia.
Diagnosis: hemoglobin levels in a woman should be 11-15.
Treatment: iron, B12, or floic acid supplements, and Traditional Chinese herbal medicine are all helpful.
Dietary recomendations: iron, copper, protein, folic acid and vitamins B6, B12, and C are all necessary for the formation of red blood cells. Iron: eat more organic organ meats, lean meat, eggs, fish, poultry, molasses, cherried, apricots, dried fruits, green leafy veggies, parsley, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, kelp, seaweed, nuts, nettle and yellowdock tea. B12: lamb, sardines, salmon. Folic acid: dark green leafy veggies.
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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