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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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PCOS- The new health concern for modern woman

Ovarian cysts are generally non-cancerous sacs filled with fluids which are built upon the ovaries. Most women don’t know their existence until they are diagnosed through ultrasound. Women’s ovaries contain eggs which are released in each of your menstrual cycles. These eggs are contained in tiny follicles. These follicles break & matured eggs are releases.

Women who suffer due to PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), the hormone which is required for the eggs to mature can’t be created. In this case, the follicles are built up with fluid but the eggs don’t get released causing the conversion of follicles into cysts.
Due to this, the menstrual cycle becomes irregular & creates problems in pregnancy. Not only this but it can increase the risk of gestational diabetes,pregnancy-induced high BP, miscarriage or preterm childbirth.
Apart from this, PCOS creates some emotional troubles to women like- mood swings, depression, anxiety etc.
Common symptoms of PCOS include –
1. Irregular menstruation
2. Extra facial hair or other parts of the body
3. Acne
4. Sudden Weight gain and/or trouble losing weight
5. Dark, patchy skin on the back of the neck and other areas
It is always advisable to talk to your OB/GYN if you find any of these symptoms to avoid future risks.

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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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High Risk Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a challenging phase in a woman’s life. So, it’s essential to go through this phase smoothly. Unfortunately, pregnancy becomes more challenging for some women as it brings other health complications.
Generally, there are some factors which may be risk factors before pregnancy, like –
1. Age of pregnant woman- If the age of a woman is less than 17 or greater than 35, there are some complications like miscarriage & other genetic defects.
2. Other medical conditions – Medical conditions like high BP, kidney or heart problems, diabetes, HIV, hepatitis etc.

Risk factors during pregnancy-
1. Uterine anomalies – Problems related to uterus
2. Premature birth or multiple births
3. Fetal development problems

How to prevent these pregnancy risks?
1. Folic acid & vitamines intake as per the prescription
2. Eating a healthy diet & maintaining a healthy lifestyle
3. Regular checkup & following customized treatment plan if you have other medical conditions.

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