Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Fertility | Dr. Vinay Gunnala

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INTRO TO EPISODE:

Hello, Health Investor!

Welcome back to another episode of The Health Investment Podcast!!

Today, you’re going to hear from fertility expert Dr. Vinay Gunnala.

Dr. Gunnala specializes in all aspects of reproductive medicine, offering patients a full range of fertility services including ovulation induction, egg freezing for fertility preservation, oocyte donation, and IVF/ICSI with and without preimplantation genetic testing.

His clinical expertise extends to numerous reproductive challenges such as amenorrhea, PCOS, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, and he is a proud supporter of LGBTQ reproductive rights. In addition, he is a skilled minimally invasive surgeon for operative hysteroscopy and advanced laparoscopy.

Even if you’re not struggling with fertility, you likely know someone who has or currently is. I learned a ton from Dr. Gunnala and now have an entirely different perspective on infertility as well as the treatments available. I know you’re gonna learn soooo much from him, as well!

Real quick, I want to share an Apple Podcast review with you.

LCSWDREA17 left 5 stars and wrote:

So relatable it’s sustainable. I’ve delved into the health world for several years now, initially because I wanted to get healthy, later because my health depended on it. I’ve listened to likely hundreds of podcasts on health and wellness, and the reason I keep coming back to this podcast is because of Brooke’s emphasis again and again on being kind to yourself and your body. She encourages her listeners to listen to the cues of their body, and do what works for them, what is sustainable for them! I’ve tried crazy protocols that just aren’t sustainable, and they work! But hearing Brooke’s helpful tips remind me that I don’t have to be militant or neurotic about my health. So grateful for her love of research that makes all the content relatable and enjoyable! Highly recommend!!

Thank you so much for that kind, thoughtful review! Each and every Apple Podcast review means the world to me. If YOU haven’t left one yet, you can visit the special link I created—thehealthinvestment.com/review—to easily do so! Thanks soooo much in advance 🙂

Alright, it’s time to hear from Dr. Gunnala…enjoy the episode!

MINUTE-BY-MINUTE BREAKDOWN OF THE EP:

4:03 | Dr. Gunnala’s background + what led him to become a fertility specialist

6:06 | What’s the definition of fertility? Of infertility?

7:02 | How long should someone wait before getting tested for infertility?

7:52 | What, exactly, happens to a woman’s fertility as she ages? And what about men?

10:16 | Does being on the birth control pill for years help a woman “save” eggs?

11:23 | Do most OBGYNs know a lot about fertility/infertility, or is it necessary to see a specialist?

12:47 | What’s the connection between miscarriages and fertility?

18:53 | Do fibroids affect fertility?

20:25 | Are regular periods an indicator of fertility?

25:37 | Is pelvic pain during menstruation normal, or can that point to infertility?

27:08 | Dr. Gunnala explains the connection between endometriosis and infertility

28:56 | Is infertility at all inherited?

29:55 | What are some of the causes of male infertility?

30:51 | Medical interventions for infertility beyond IVF

32:50 | Dr. Gunnala explains how to optimize fertility through diet & lifestyle choices

38:49 | The biggest misconceptions floating around out there, re: infertility

42:31 | Are there any supplements—besides prenatal vitamins—that can boost fertility?

43:52 | Dr. Gunnala’s most basic advice for anyone having fertility issues

45:45 | Is there any link between chronic stress and infertility?

47:16 | Can acupuncture help?


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