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Is being underweight associated with infertility?

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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Our findings over the last few years point to an enormous increase in ovulation problems for underweight women.
It's complicated but even with regular cycles, infertility or miscarriage can be the result. In today's high carbohydrate nutrition world, the only way to stay underweight is to intermittently starve or be low on calories creating a stress induced ovulation problem. There's more.....

In brief: Yes

Our findings over the last few years point to an enormous increase in ovulation problems for underweight women.
It's complicated but even with regular cycles, infertility or miscarriage can be the result. In today's high carbohydrate nutrition world, the only way to stay underweight is to intermittently starve or be low on calories creating a stress induced ovulation problem. There's more.....
Dr. Michael Fox
Dr. Michael Fox
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: If irregular cycles

Low body weight may be associated with lower fertility, especially if you also have irregular periods / no cycles.
This means that you're not ovulating (releasing an egg) every month. This can be due to low levels of hormones that control your cycles from the pituitary gland, known as hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, which is more common with underweight, stress, eating disorders, or heavy exercise.

In brief: If irregular cycles

Low body weight may be associated with lower fertility, especially if you also have irregular periods / no cycles.
This means that you're not ovulating (releasing an egg) every month. This can be due to low levels of hormones that control your cycles from the pituitary gland, known as hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, which is more common with underweight, stress, eating disorders, or heavy exercise.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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