U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A member asked:

if you are obese does it affect trying to have a child?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
It can: Being obese can effect the actual mechanics of making the baby by making it difficult. Erectile problems are more common in the obese, especially if they have high blood pressure and diabetes too. Additionally, being obese affects how the body makes sex and pregnancy hormones. That being said, sometimes obese people make babies easily, and sometimes skinny people are infertile.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 41-year-old member asked:

What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Obesity-related ones: Obese children can be tested for obesity-related medical problems such as: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid hormone imbalances, sex hormone or cortisol imbalances, fat in the liver, gall bladder (bile) dysfunction, exercise intolerance, exercise asthma, heart disease, etc...
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
And sleep apnea, depression, low self-esteem.
Jan 13, 2013
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is the lack of family structure a major cause in child obesity?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Can be significant: Unhappiness in a child can lead to overeating, particularly sweet foods, a major cause of obesity.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Why is child obesity more common in lower income families than in higher income households?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Cheap food: Many reasons: cheap food is one. Salmon is $11.99 a pound and most fast food places have a "dollar menu." exercise is one: higher ses families can afford sports/lessons/gym/etc. Knowledge is one: an understanding of the problem and the education to know that prevention is vip. There are many more, I am sure, but not much room here...
A 43-year-old member asked:

What percentage of children are obese in n america?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
A Lot: Estimated , currently, 30-35% are obese or in the high risk category.
A female asked:

Why is child obesity bad? Im doing an essay and i need to know n ow!

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
From : From a psychological perspective, obesity can be devastating for a child. It can be a source of low self esteem and depression. Obese children have to face discrimination and they have a harder time connecting with others and may feel lonely.

Related questions

A 34-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
A 18-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 50-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Dec 10, 2012

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.