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Infertility. Gluten intolerant. How to improve my fertility?

I have a question for a fertility dr. I was pregnant at 19, and did not go through with it then. Ever since I have not been able to get pregnant. I discovered i am gluten intolerant and cannot have dairy. ive heard this might have something to do with infertility. i am sticking to my gluten free,dairy free diet. now at 41, I'm wondering how to become more fertile to try my options of becoming pregnant, as well as best way for my partner. Thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Infertility Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
Gluten intolerence itself doesn't cause infertility, but can cause reduced ovarian reserve sometimes. If you stick to gluten free diet, it has no impact on fertility. At the age of 41 female fertility naturally declines because of declining ovarian reserve. You can improve it to some extent by taking DHEA tablets 25mg thrice daily in consultation with your physician.
Regarding ways to improve partner's fertility, it can be done by taking diet rich in antioxidants, avoiding/reducing smoking & alcohol intake. Also he can avoid prplonged sitting/standing, take local cold watet bath.
The treatment giving highest chance of pregnancy is IVF/ICSI. You can go for it if acceptable to you.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Fri, 31 May 2013
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