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How Much Does Being Overweight Affect Fertility
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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