How Is Being Overweight Affects Your Fertility?

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Maybe you did not know, but unhealthy weight except that carries many other health risks, may affect fertility, and reduce the chances of pregnancy. If you have problems with fertility, you may want to check your body mass index.




It is considered as a normal body weight is ideal for pregnancy, because as excessive weight can adversely affect fertility, particularly in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as malnutrition has a negative impact.

It is believed that the body mass index between 18.50 and 24.9 is most suitable for pregnancy. Body mass index is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms divide by the square height in meters. With each BMI point above normal chances of pregnancy are reduced by about 4 percent starting from 29.

Thus, women who are very obese and have a BMI between 35 and 40 have a 23% to 43% less likely to become pregnant, even if they have the proper menstrual cycles.

On the other hand, low body mass index, especially if it is combined with the stress and unhealthy lifestyle, can disrupt the hormonal balance, and often cause irregular or complete absence of menstruation.

If you are trying to conceive, keep your body mass index within the normal range. Of course, any strict diets are not recommended because they can reduce the body with nutrients and thus affect fertility, but you should lead a healthy lifestyle.

Such a lifestyle will increase the chances of pregnancy, so it will bring the ratio of weight and height to normal. If the daily routine of 30 minutes of brisk walking and reduce your intake of daily calories for 200, you will lose 15 pounds in a year (a little more than 1 kg per month).





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