Information & Treatment of Infertility in Vancouver Canada
Fibroids and Infertility
Definition: benign tumors that grow in the uterine cavity, in the muscular walls of the uterus, or on the outside of the uterus. They can be very small and can grow up to the size of a volleyball. They are made of hard white tissue and the size fluctuates during the menstrual cycle (larger after ovulation and smaller after menses). Fibroids shrink after menopause.
Symptoms: heavy or irregular bleeding if they are in the uterine lining, menstrual cramps, pelvic pain, fullness or pressure in the lower abdomen, constipation, frequent urination, bladder infections.
Causes: genetic, high fat low fibre diet, obesity are all risk factors.
Diagnosis: pelvic exam, ultrasound, laparoscopy.
Treatment: wait to see how they progress, hormone therapy, surgery, acupuncture, omeopathy, herbal medicine, massage.
Dietary Recomendations: low fat high fibre, cut down on estrogen producing foods, eliminate refined sugar, include green leafy veggies, cut down on meat and alcohol, if there is heavy bleeding take an iron supplement, and take a good multivitamin daily, choline and inositol are important.
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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