Obesity as the Disruptor of Female Fertility

Obesity and fertility

Nowadays Obesity is increasing worldwide and has a large scale negative influence on human health, including reproductive health. Obesity has a catastrophic influence not only on female fertility but it is affecting even the male fertility also.

Normally obese women suffer from menstrual dysfunction leading to anovulation and infertility. This will in turn lead to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Anovulation is one of the main causes of female infertility. Obesity in PCOS patients amplifies hormonal and metabolic issues, later damaging fertility and oocyte quality in females. Oocyte is a cell in an ovary which will undergo meiotic division to form an ovum.

Obese women normally have higher levels of a hormone called leptin, which is normally produced in fatty tissues. This will lead to the hormone imbalance and this in turn will affect fertility in women.

Apart from aging other factors that you deal with such as smoking, consumption of caffeine and alcohol, stress, exposure to environmental pollutants and bad nutritional habits have a negative impact on female fertility.

Infertility is a major issue which existing in the modern world and it is prevalent in almost 25% of the fertile female population of the world and the situation is very bad in the developed nations. As per the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, infertility is the failure to conceive after one or more years of attempts of natural fertilization

Impact of Obesity on Female Fertility

Stressful life, particularly when you are a hard-working women, will lead to a lot of emotional lifestyles and this will in turn lead to binge your eating and wrong dietary habits, This type of lifestyle will lead to obesity in females. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are described as more frequent in infertile than infertile females. It has been told that proper stress management through meditation and periodic relaxation training will be helpful in decreasing the psychological distress in infertile women and this in turn will result in increased conception rates.

If you are having underweight, know that underweight people are also at the same risk of facing infertility issues as much as overweight and obese people. Variations of the body weight in term of Overweight, obesity and severe Underweight is associated to energy imbalance and suspected to produce ovulatory disorders. It has been reported that time to conceive is longer in women with body mass index (BMI) above 25kg/m2 and below 19 kg/m2. High BMI and Obesity are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as gestational diabetes, Hypertension and premature births.

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