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Obesity Can Affect Fertility In Men And Women

  • Published on July 04, 2022
Obesity Can Affect Fertility In Men And Women

There are many factors that can affect fertility in men and women. Obesity is one of the most common factors of infertility in women and men. It is a condition where a person gains excessive body fat, raising their chance of developing health issues. Increased calorie intake, when compared to calorie burned, is one of the main factors contributing to obesity. India is one of the top five nations in the world for having the most obese people. Dr. Vinita Das, Consultant, Birla Fertility & IVF, in conversation with Indiatimes, explains how obesity can affect fertility in men and women. She mentions the health risks of obesity:-

  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Hypertension 
  • Reproductive health problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cancer

She also shares ways that can help increase the chances of conceiving, it is important to understand the menstrual cycle, get all your medical tests done, add multi-vitamins in your diet as prescribed, manage your weight, and eat a healthy balanced diet.

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Dr. Anjali Chauhan

Dr. Anjali Chauhan

Dr. Anjali Chauhan is a fertility specialist with over 6 years of experience and has performed more than 100+ IVF cycles. She specializes in laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and minimally invasive surgeries for complex infertility cases.
Preet Vihar, Delhi

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