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Infertility issues and causes: Mom Squad with 3News' Maureen Kyle

This is National Infertility Awareness Week. It's an issue that 1 in every 5 women struggle with. A physician talks about how environmental toxins can increase risks

CLEVELAND — It's National Infertility Awareness week and infertility is something that affects 1 in 5 women in the U.S.  This could mean a woman has trouble getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term. Women who struggle with this issue can feel isolated and frustrated.

In today's Mom Squad, Maureen Kyle talks to Dr. Breanna Guan, a naturopathic physician and mother of four, who says fertility rates have been declining. She says the environment can have a lot to do with fertility health.

“Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is one of the major hormonal causes of infertility issues. And that's simply a mismatch,” says Dr. Guan.

“So, a woman with that sort of genetic profile is supported and does well to be physically active, have a very lean diet and our modern world, we are often bombarded with sugar, inactivity, carbohydrates and so there's also chemical exposures that are impacting our fertility as well,” Guan said.

Dr. Gaun says by going clean with household products and things like shampoos and personal care items, can cut down on some of the environmental toxins.

If you've been struggling to get pregnant for more than a year, that's when you need to look closely at other issues affecting your fertility health.

In this episode, she talks in depth about how to make major changes to improve your fertility health and what vitamins and supplements Dr. Gaun recommends to her patients.

Watch the entire episode on WKYC-plus which you can find on Roku and Fire TV. You can also see it on your WKYC YouTube channel or in the player below.


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