Clomid consumers might be affected by new fluoride research



Infertility, which is often treated with pharmaceuticals like Clomid, can be a devastating condition for women and men alike, while the causes of the issue continue to proliferate as researchers look for new diagnosis and treatment methods.

Infertility, which is often treated with pharmaceuticals like Clomid, can be a devastating condition for women and men alike, while the causes of the issue continue to proliferate as researchers look for new diagnosis and treatment methods. In the past few months, several products have been linked to infertility, and some of these items can be found in the vast majority of North American households.

Fluoride's effect on fertility
FoodConsumer.org recently reported that fluoride, which has been added to nearly three-quarters of drinking water in the United States, could cause infertility. Several researchers from the Chonqing Medical University in China conducted a study to understand how the ubiquitous chemical, which is suspected of causing a variety of other diseases and conditions, affects fertility.

According to the news provider, the doctors exposed rats to fluoride over the course of six months, and found that successful pregnancy rates were far lower among among those drinking the chemical than those in the placebo group. In fact, the study revealed that the chemical had a negative influence on the ovaries and uteri of female rats, making it hard for them to conceive.

"These results suggest that the female reproductive function is inhibited by NaF (sodium fluoride) and that exposure to NaF causes ovarian and uterine structural damage," the study's lead author, Yongjiang Zhou, M.D., explained. "NaF may thus significantly reduce the fertility of female rats."

FoodConsumer.org noted that fluoridation has no known effects on human fertility, though a variety of studies have revealed the harm it could cause. What's more, the source noted that the chemical is not known to have any benefits for drinking water, which has caused significant backlash among several advocacy groups.

For example, fluoride is suspected of causing bone cancer, dental fluorosis, thyroid disease, cognitive decline and other issues.

Secondary infertility a growing issue
Parent Express recently suggested several ways in which parents can cope when they are not able to conceive a second or third child. According to the source, many mothers and fathers do not seek out help from medical providers when experiencing this issue, though an estimated 12 percent of American women have secondary infertility problems.

The news provider suggested getting more information about the condition from www.resolve.org, which is the National Infertility Organization. Discussing the issue with medical doctors and therapists can also help individuals cope with secondary infertility.