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Factors to improve reproductive health

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Modifications to the diet and supplements can be beneficial

For couples who are trying to get pregnant, it is essential for them to keep an eye on their diet. Consumption of folic acid supplements may help women increase their chances of conceiving or eating food heavy in isoflavones (plant-based estrogens with antioxidant action), whereas antioxidants may help males conceive.

Focus only on low impact exercise

Walking is a safe and effective approach to exercise. It’s beneficial for your heart, improves endurance, and is an excellent stress reliever. Dancing may also improve blood flow and allow you to bust a move and it definitely burns a lot of calories.

Ideal body weight should be maintained

Excess body weight has a significant impact on ovulation but only a moderate impact on sperm quality. Even if a woman is ovulating, and is overweight, her chances of becoming pregnant are reduced and the risk of miscarriage increases. When you initially begin trying to conceive, excess weight is an issue that should be addressed. If you do need fertility treatments, you will need to maintain your weight to have a better chance of succeeding. Normal range BMI will make pregnancy less difficult, and your health will improve over the years.

A big no to smoke

Smoking can have adverse effects on both sperm and egg quality. Chances of natural fertility and successful pregnancy with IVF decreases by more than 45-50% for women who are habitual smokers. Also, it would be wrong to assume that passive smoking does not affect fertility. In fact, according to the studies, it was found to have a similar negative effect on the outcome of IVF treatment. Smoking puts both females and males at risk of miscarriage because it causes sperm DNA fragmentation, which increases the risks.

No more alcohol

Consumption of alcohol may reduce a couple’s chances of fertility and may increase miscarriages. Small doses of caffeine and alcohol were found to be additive or even have synergistic effects in females. With the exception of couples who are just starting to try for a baby, they should avoid alcohol as it will offer them the best chance of success.

Give time to yourself: Reduce stress, anxiety and feeling of depression

Various studies have shown that women who experience symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression have a lower success rate in achieving pregnancy. Chronic stress in people can cause a decrease in sex drive as well as a decrease in fertility rate. Many couples trying to conceive have experienced failed IVF treatment as stress and anxiety has reduced their efficiency.

FAQs

How to maintain good reproductive health?

To maintain good reproductive health, it is important to eat a balanced diet that is rich and high in fibre content and low in fat and keep yourself hydrated. For a healthy reproductive system, it is essential to exercise and maintain a healthy weight.

How can one improve their reproductive rights?

Proper sexual education should be provided at an appropriate age along with knowledge about the use of contraceptive services and also promoting the use of condoms. 

Does exercise affect the reproductive system?

Working out regularly can have a positive effect on your reproductive health and can also help to reduce stress levels.

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