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Doctor insights on: How Much Does Being Overweight Affect Fertility

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How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

Weight and pregnanct: May contirbute to increase birth weight of the baby, gestational diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


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How does being obese affect cholesterol levels?

Obese & cholesterol: It is variable. Obesity certainly increases your chances of developing high cholesterol. On the other hand, there are also genetic causes as well because there are obese people with low cholesterol and non-obese people with high cholesterol (like myself). That said, reducing ones obesity, even if it doesn't lower their cholesterol, will have countless other benefits to their health. ...Read more

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How does being obese affect fertility and responce to fertility medications?

How does being obese affect fertility and responce to fertility medications?

Reduced fertility: Being obese has been shown to be a factor to reduced your chances of getting pregnant. Since being overweight also decreases your health, one should lose as much weight as they can, get healthy, and then get pregnant. You'll have the best chance of getting a healthy baby that way, and less chance of having complications. ...Read more

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How does being obese affect blood sugar?

How does being obese affect blood sugar?

It depends: While not every obese person is diabetic, obesity is shown to increase your risk of developing diabetes. ...Read more

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How much does smoking affect your lifespan?

How much does smoking affect your lifespan?

1: Smoking has many problems, not just the nicotene and tar. The paper has heavy metal toxins including arsenic, cyanide and cadmium. But the major problem is the carbon monoxide ingestion. This problem causes inadequate oxygenation of our tissues. So therefore, it increases the risk of every disease and cancer secondary to our tissues not repairing correctly. ...Read more

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How does being bulimic affect pregnancy?

How does being bulimic affect pregnancy?

Risk to baby: Bulimia deprives the growing baby of needed nutrients, and may seriously endanger both mother and child. ...Read more

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How much do opiates affect fertility?

How much do opiates affect fertility?

Opiates and opiods: When used chronically can alter hormonal system at the brain level and may indirectly effect fertility. The causal relationship between the two is still unclear and evidence is weak. ...Read more

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How much does being obese lower life expectancy?

How much does being obese lower life expectancy?

Many variables: This is a complicated question as your bmi and your current/future medical co- morbidities all play into the overall picture. We do know that patients are less likely to reach their expected lifespan and have higher complication rates from even the most simple surgeries. ...Read more

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How much does a womans fertility decrease when having endometriosis?

How much does a womans fertility decrease when having endometriosis?

A lot: Endometriosis is present in about 3% of women, but in fertility clinics about 60% patients may have it. Therefore endometriosis can definitely affect fertility. Endometriosis can cause adhesions, tubal blockage, defects with ovulation, increased inflammation, decreased egg quality, etc... Surgery for endometriosis, more specifically endometriomas, can also affect your ovarian reserve. ...Read more

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How much does water affect weight loss? And how much does sleep affect weight loss?

How much does water affect weight loss? And how much does sleep affect weight loss?

It is important to: remain well hydrate if you want to lose weight. Proper sleep is another important factor. ...Read more

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Does how much weight you gain during pregnancy affect how big your baby is ?

Does how much weight you gain during pregnancy affect how big your baby is ?

It can.: Healthy weight gain in pregnancy is 25-30 pounds. This weight includes baby weight, placenta, amniotic fluid and uterine enlargement. Moms gain additional body and breast weight as well. Healthy weight gain doesn't make a baby bigger. However, obesity & excess body weight gain can cause gestational diabetes. Untreated gestational diabetes can cause excessive and unhealthy fetal weight gain. ...Read more

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Does being on antipsychotics affect fertility?

Does being on antipsychotics affect fertility?

Being Female: No. Not in general. Antipsychotics medications are not in any way hormones or birth control or affect your menses. In general that is since you did not share the specific medication you are concerned about. ...Read more

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How does diabetes affect my health if pregnant?

How does diabetes affect my health if pregnant?

Not good.: There are varying degrees of involvement (e.g. Onset during pregnancy, diagnosed before pregnancy, etc..). Risks of big baby, shoulder dystocia, fetal anomalies, mom could develop notable end organ damage (e.g. Eyes, kidney, nerves and other systems), etc... ...Read more

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How will becoming obese affect my relationship?

How will becoming obese affect my relationship?

Many reasons: Aside from the physical appearance, obesity can adversely affect your health by increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, metabolic disease, cancer...It can also affect your mood, energy level. If you are obese during pregnancy, your unborn child has a higher risk of obesity as well... ...Read more

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How does smoking affect a women's fertility?

How does smoking affect a women's fertility?

Decreases fertility: Smoking is particularly harmful to fertility; women who smoke have been shown to go through menopause earlier in life, and to have less success with infertility treatments. Smokers underoing in vitro fertilization are half as likely to conceive as similar age women who do not smoke. The other chemicals in the cigarettes are damaging to the eggs which increases the risk of infertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more