Obesitycontributes to anovulation and menstrual irregularities, reduced conception rate and a reduced response to fertilitytreatment. It also increases miscarriage and contributes to maternal and perinatal complication.
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How does being overweight affect your fertility?
Overweight and obesity affect fertility by:1 Preventing ovulation. Your ovaries make the female hormone estrogen. Preventing fertility treatments from working. Obesity may lower your chances of getting pregnant with certain fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
What is the relationship between obesity and reproductive health?
Obesity, which is an important health issue, is a common problem among women of reproductive age. Obesity and overweight involves an abnormal and excessive fat accumulation that negatively affects the health of the body.
What are the factors that affect fertility?
Obesity, hyperandrogenism and anovulation- Obesity, body fat location as upper versus lower body disposition, and muscle mass have important effects on the reproductive function and fertility.
How does obesity affect the hormone cycle?
Obesity or excess accumulation of fat in women, can not only affect the hormones and menstrual cycle but can also affect the way in which the womb prepares for conception. Obesity in females, can increase the risk of disorders like polycystic ovarian disease and other hormonal problems, which can again be a cause of reduced female fertility.