Infertility in Women
Dr. Danielle Langston is a naturopathic physician at the Sklar Center. She uses a Functional Medicine approach to infertility in women.
Many women today experience infertility problems. The conventional medicine approach includes fertility enhancing medications, artificial insemination (IUI), and assisted reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). For many women these technologies are arduous and very expensive.
The Functional Medicine approach to infertility in women is to first identify the potential underlying causes of infertility. Our fertility approach at the Sklar Center consists of a complete medical, social, nutritional, and environmental history along with a comprehensive physical examination and advanced testing, We seek the root causes of fertility problems.
Based on this information, decisions are made to address underlying problems of women’s infertility such as hormone imbalances, inflammatory disorders, environmental exposures, low nutritional status, any history of trauma as well as stress and lifestyle factors.
Enhancing and boosting fertility may be as easy as adjusting hormones, correcting vitamin deficiencies, lowering stress and changing lifestyle and dietary patterns. Then we provide general fertility support and together establish a healthy foundation for improving your fertility and having a healthy baby.
A Success Story
Dr. Langston specializes in infertility in women. Here is the story of one of her patients:
“Julie was 34 years old at the time I began treating her. Feeling like her biological clock was ticking, she tried to conceive but experienced two miscarriages in the previous year. She was considering artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization.
In addition to the typical screening blood work, I tested her hormone levels and looked for inflammatory diseases. From these panels, it was apparent the patient had an inflammatory disorder, low thyroid hormone levels, as well as less than ideal iron levels.
I knew that her inflammatory disorder could be treated with diet and lifestyle. I prescribed thyroid and iron supplements. I also started her on botanicals and nutrients for preconception support, and she started fertility tracking. Additionally, stress management and acupuncture were incorporated into her treatment.
After 3 months, she returned and reported improvements in energy and overall health. By the time of her next follow up visit, she called the office to let us know she had a positive pregnancy test. I made changes to her treatment plan to include nutrients and botanicals that were safe for the growing baby and the mother. I cared for her every 2-3 months until her beautiful baby boy was born.”
Dr. Danielle Langston, ND
Dr. Danielle Langston is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who earned her degree with honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She then completed her general medicine residency in Santa Barbara, California. Her clinical focus is on general medicine, dermatology, fertility, and hormone balance.