The effect of obesity on your fertility
Obesity and fertility
Ways obesity can affect your fertility
- Obesity affect your hormones : Obesity can cause hormonal changes in the body. When the levels of natural hormones changes, it can decrease your chances of getting pregnancy.
- Obesity leads to insulin resistance : The hormonal imbalance that accompanies obesity can also lead to insulin resistance. This can lead to diabetes and also affect your fertility as well as create an abnormal menstrual cycle.
- Insulin resistance can lead to anovulation in which your body does not produce egg properly.
- Obesity can decrease your partners fertility : In men , obesity can lead to a drop in testosterone which can lead in infertility . Erectile dysfunction is also high in obese men.
As you lose weight, hormonal imbalance and other factors of obesity decreases . Regular exercises, healthy food choices and reduced portion sizes can help you lose weight. You can talk to your doctor about how to lose weight.
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