Can Celiac Disease Cause Unexplained Infertility?
Are you trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully or do you know someone who is trying to conceive but can’t?
If you are a celiac disease sufferer or are thinking about someone who is a celiac victim, you should know that it’s not too unusual that infertility has reared its ugly head.
This is because infertility is a known side effect of celiac disease… But, the infertility may not actually be caused by the celiac disease. I’ll talk more about that later.
In this article, I’m going to look at a specific type of infertility which is called “Unexplained Infertility.”
And, I’m going to share a resource that Pat and I have discovered which might be able to help you or others find a way to get past being infertile without all the modern medical rigamarole with its attendant expense and hopeless frustration.
How Bad Is the Infertility Problem?
Did you know that 12% or more of all “normal” couples are infertile? Some experts say the number is more like 15%. That’s in the general population… not just among those who have a disease like celiac disease where infertility can be a known side effect in some victims.
If someone is infertile and the fertility doctors can’t explain why, they will label them as having “Unexplained Infertility” or “Non-Specific Infertility.”
Are Unexplained Infertility and Non-Specific Infertility The Same?
Basically, both terms are used for individuals who have absolutely no anatomical or physiological defects or diseases which explain why they are not able to conceive naturally.
If a couple receives either diagnosis, there is a chance that one or both of the partners in the relationship have undiagnosed celiac disease; especially if some other of the approximately 300 known symptoms of celiac disease are present. If that describes you and your partner, see your physician to be tested to find out for sure.
If you are infertile and have received a diagnosis of unexplained infertility or non-specific infertility and you have been tested and diagnosed as having celiac disease, there is a good chance that your infertility is related to your celiac disease.
If you have not been diagnosed by a competent physician but suspect that you may be a victim of celiac disease, get tested, your life may depend upon it.
There are now blood tests available to diagnose celiac disease without the traditional intestinal wall tissue sample and examination (a biopsy).
How Often Does Unexplained Infertility Occur In Celiacs?
There are many causes and contributory factors to infertility. And, just because you have celiac disease, you need to understand that it may not be involved in your infertility.
So, it is reasonable to have unexplained infertility even though you have celiac disease which has infertility as one of 300 or so possible side effects/symptoms of the disease. Just like you may not have severe gastrointestinal celiac symptoms like my wife does, you may not have infertility as a side effect of your celiac disease either.
Couples with celiac disease may be 4 to 8 times more likely not to be able to conceive and to subsequently have a normal, healthy biological baby of their own than couples without the disease.
That means that if 12 couples out of every 100 “normal,” non-celiac disease couples are infertile, then, 48 to 96 couples out of every 100 celiac couples may be infertile. And, it’s not just women who can be infertile. Men and women both have roughly the same probability of being infertile.
Are you one of those couples where one or both of the partners have celiac disease?
If you are, then you have a 48% or higher chance of not being able to conceive a normal, healthy baby!
If that’s you, all may not be lost…
… Even if you have been labeled as infertile and especially if your fertility physician diagnosed you with unexplained or non-specific infertility, celiac disease may not be involved in your situation. It may be that your infertility is caused by something else entirely!
In fact, Lisa Olson and her husband were diagnosed as having “Non-Specific Infertility” but they had two, healthy, normal babies when Lisa was in her mid-forties. But before I go there, let’s talk about a cause of infertility that many people frequently overlook… Age!
Age Is Another Important Factor
Age is another important factor when trying to discover, treat or deal with the cause of a person’s infertility. Before you assume that your celiac disease is causing your infertility, consider your age. Fertility begins to drop off dramatically once a person reaches 36 years old.
As an individual becomes older, conventional medical infertility treatments seem to be less effective than the alternative medical approaches.
Are Alternative Medical Treatments a Possible Infertility Cure?
Alternative medicine’s infertility treatment protocols have been reported to have had remarkable, repeatable success in dealing with both unexplained infertility as well as with age-related and other causes of infertility.
The reason is that alternative medical approaches tend to treat the entire individual (what’s called holistic treatment). Normally, alternative medical doctors will attempt to create the most “conception friendly” environment to help an infertile individual/couple become pregnant and give birth to a healthy, normal baby.
Using a holistic approach may cause the elimination of enough factors that contribute to your infertility that you will be able to become pregnant in spite of the major reason… Which may not actually be the only cause of your lack of fertility.
A natural infertility cure researcher by the name of Lisa Olson made an important advance in the holistic treatment of infertile conditions a bit over 10 years ago.
Lisa Olson’s Personal Infertility Cure
Lisa Olson, who had been diagnosed as infertile, proved the doctors wrong and had 2 normal, healthy babies when she was 43 & 45 years old… She was able to do it after literally years of research. She wrote a book about how she and her husband were able to conceive and have normal, healthy babies… And, in her Pregnancy Miracle book she shares how what she did can help you, too!
Pat and I own her book and I reviewed her book and wrote a comprehensive
review article about what I discovered. Click to read the review to learn if you can do anything about your fertility issue.