Information & Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver Canada
Candida and Infertility
Definition: an overgrowth of a yeast that occurs naturally in the intestines, on the skin, and in the vagina that normally helps keep balance and health.
Symptoms: cravings for sweets, bloating, flatulence, vaginitis, cystitis, vaginal thrush, changes in bowel habits, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, fatigue, malabsorption, alcohol intolerance.
Causes: diet high in sugars, antibiotic use, 'the pill', long term steroid use, gastrointestinal surgery, disease or illness, stress, excess of estrogen, poor adrenal function, sexual contact with someone who has candida, and excess consumption of yeast alcohol (wine, beer).
Diagnosis: No easy way to properly diagnose.
Treatment: antifungal supositories, acidophillus, wear loose fitting cotton underwear, do not use bubble bath or heavily scented soaps, avoid causes.
Dietary Recomendations: Candida albicans is a naturally occurring fungus that is the cause of vaginal yeast infections. It contributes to infertility by causing hormonal imbalance and endometriosis, and by housing antibodies that affect the ovaries. Garlic is particularly effective against Candida. Candida sufferers should also consume plain yogurt, soy, whole grains, walnuts, and wheat germ, cruciferous vegetables, and seeds and alfalfa. Avoiding yeast, sweets and processed foods may help.
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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