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How obesity affects fertility

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.

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Why do people hesitate to go for IVF treatment?

There are many couples in India who are facing infertility issues but hesitate to seek medical help. Let’s discuss the problem in detail –

1. Woman under the age of 35 & the couple is trying for more than a year.
2. The couple has known infertility & unknown infertility issues.
3. The couple has other serious health issues

What prevents a couple from infertility treatments?

1. Some people’s religious & social beliefs against infertility treatments.
2. Some couple thinks infertility treatments are too expensive & they can’t afford them.
3. Inadequate knowledge about the procedure- Some people think that infertility treatments are very painful.
4. The conservative approach about the treatment. They only want childbirth through a natural process.

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Challenges during infertility treatments

Pregnancy is itself a very complex biological process. Even in this modern age, often all advanced fertility treatments fail to achieve the result.
Let’s discuss the challenges during infertility treatments –For any successful pregnancy three factors are important :
1. A healthy egg

The human egg has a very complex structure. Natural aging lowers the quality of eggs in women. Mostly abnormalities of eggs are observed in women in their 40s. If the egg is normal, you will have a healthy pregnancy but if it’s abnormal, there will be a problem in its fertilization & implantation in the uterus.

2. A healthy sperm

The structure of normal sperm is having an oval head with a long tail. If the sperm is abnormal, it may have wrong shaped head or twisted or curved tail. Due to an abnormal structure of sperm, it can’t reach to woman’s egg & fails in fertilization. In addition, the sperm count, its movement etc are also important factors for fertilization.

3. A uterus capable of nurturing the growth of a baby

Any abnormality of uterus includes – improper shape of the uterus which may cause preterm birth or miscarriage. Apart from that, uterine fibroids, endometriosis etc. can make complications in pregnancy.

With all these important factors in pregnancy, the other things which impact are the availability of all modern lab techniques & the expertise of infertility specialist.

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Effects of Smoking on Fertility-

 

Smoking causes serious fertility problems in both men and women.
• Chemicals in a cigarette can lead to a loss of eggs. Also, the woman who smoke experience menopause a few years earlier than women who don’t smoke.
• In males, smoking can reduce sperm count, their quality & ability to move.
• It can increase numbers of abnormally shaped sperms.
• Not only this, but smoking also decreases the sperm’s ability to fertilize eggs.
• The risk of fertility problems increases with the number of cigarettes smoked daily.
• It can increase miscarriage rates, premature birth & results in unhealthy pregnancy
Quitting smoking seems to be very difficult to smokers but it’s essential to take an expert’s advice to get out of this. It will not only boosts the chances of conceiving but improve your overall health.
Let’s Pledge on World No Tobacco Day (31st May)-
STOP SMOKING !!

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