Treating Auto-Immune & Blood Clotting Disorders in Manhattan
Common Causes & Treatments for Infertility & Miscarriage
We have 30 different types of white blood cells as part of our immune system.
In a reproductive immuno-phenotype panel, many of these cell types are
tested for inappropriate function. Disorders in any of these are prognosticators
for a future pregnancy loss regardless of how the conception was achieved.
At The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness, we offer infertility treatments
in Manhattan which address auto-immune and blood clotting disorders.
- The following are explanations of some of these cells, representative tests,
and their significance:
- CD-3 cells. Normal range: 63 - 86%: These are the most important cells
in the immune system. They are low when the immune system is poorly functioning
(suppressed) and normal when the immune function is normal. Infertile
patients and those with repeated pregnancy loss have values in the high
normal range. These individuals have immune systems that are very strong
or overactive. An overactive immune function is frequently associated
with a 5% incidence of autoimmune disease, including but not limited to
thyroiditis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
- CD-4 (T – helper cells). Normal range: 31 - 53%: These cells direct
the action of other lymphocytes. In women with infertility or miscarriage
challenges these cells are high because they are helping CD3 cells.
- CD-8 (T – cytotoxic suppressors). Normal range: 17 - 35%: These cells
coordinate how strongly or how weakly the immune system reacts. They are
like referees. In women with repeated miscarriage or infertility, these
cells are frequently low as they become exhausted negotiating the hyperactive
CD – 3 cells and CD – 4 helper cells.
- CD-19 (B cells). Normal range: 3 - 8%: These cells are plasma cells which
are white blood cells (called B cells) that have been triggered to make
antibodies. IgM is the first antibody produced to fight anything that
enters our body that shouldn’t. CD-19 (B cells) are almost always
high-normal or very elevated in women with an immune cause for their infertility
or recurrent pregnancy loss.
Using Natural Medicine to Treat Infertility
Auto immune disorders and/or thrombophilic disorders are responsible for
approximately 30% of repeated pregnancy losses. The Berkley Center for
Reproductive Wellness is the first natural medicine clinic in the United
States that specializes in treating reproductive disorders. Our practitioner
is licensed and board certified, and we have been treating fertility challenges
in Manhattan and New York City for 20 years.
consultation for yourself or you and your partner today by calling our office at (646) 759-9976.