How obesity affects fertilityDr. Aarti
What is obesity?
Generally, a person whose BMI is between 18.5 to 24.9 is considered as overweight & above 24.9 is considered as obese.
Obesity affects fertility. It reduces your chances of becoming parents –
1. Obesity changes hormones in your body. It interferes with ovulation. Hormonal imbalance is one of the major factors of infertility.
2. Obesity may cause type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure causing infertility in both men & women
3. Obesity affects a woman’s menstrual cycle & the quality of her eggs. Similarly, it affects the men’s quality & mobility of sperms. It can also lead to problems related to erection.
4. It may lower the chances of getting pregnant by other assisted fertility treatments. It increases the risk of miscarriage & premature birth
What to do to prevent obesity?
Certain lifestyle modifications like healthy food consumption,150 minutes of walking & an active lifestyle can surely prevent you from obesity.