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How much does weight affect fertility?

How much does weight affect fertility?

by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana
Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Whenever women and couples, who are encountering challenges with conception are overweight, they have generally already heard or read the advice that being overweight reduces their chance of conceiving. Seeing other women who have an equivalent or much greater issue with their weight, who have conceived effectively and are cheerfully pushing their strollers down the road, just adds to the dissatisfaction and frustration they are as of now feeling.

Issues of weight and infertility:

Weight is an important consideration for both women and men in the preconception period. In case you’re essentially overweight or underweight this can make your body create pretty much of the hormones that direct ovulation in women and disturbs sperm production in men. Having a high BMI (greater than 35) may diminish fertility rates in a few conditions and may likewise expand the danger of pregnancy-related complications, for example, miscarriage, gestational diabetes, and hypertension. The end result of a healthy lifestyle may not always be weight loss. Muscle build up (which is encouraged) can increase body weight. Endeavoring to get more fit by following extraordinary weight control plans isn’t supportable and might be inconvenient to a sound pregnancy. Henceforth the attention ought to be on the way of living adjustment not particularly weight reduction.

Weight Gain and PCOS:

Weight pick up in a few females can be a pointer of a hormonal irregularity caused by a condition known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) – influencing both your ability to reduce and disturb regular ovulation. However, not all females with PCOS are overweight. It is a hormonal condition that affects up to one out of five females of regenerative age and can affect your capacity to shed pounds and ovulate. Many females with PCOS are with the insulin resistance, inclining them to fat deposition and weight gain. This weight increase at that point adds to increasing insulin levels, making a self-sustaining cycle. The normal side effects of PCOS incorporate acne, Increased hair growth, Irregular or rare periods, Infertility, Weight put on and trouble in weight loss. Men who are fundamentally overweight for the most part have poorer sperm quality than those with normal weight. Often, when a man is extremely overweight he will likewise have a decreased sex drive and erectile difficulties.

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