6 Lifestyle habits that affects female fertility

The current ultra-modern lifestyle is the foremost cause of infertility in women. Here are some daily habits that need to be modified/restricted while planning for babies.

Smoking – Smoking has antagonistic effects on both men’s and women's health. Particularly, in women, it causes reduced gonadotropin-stimulated ovarian function. Smoking is also responsible for ectopic pregnancy and miscarriages. Second-hand smoke/passive smoking has harmful effects. Anyone who is planning to have a baby should first follow some guidelines in order to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Drinking alcohol – Drinking interferes with the ovulation process. It may cause hormonal imbalances. Women who drink alcohol are at higher risk of infertility than those who don’t. So, while planning a baby, it's best to stay away from alcohol.

Stress – Any type of stress impacts negatively on the body. When you are under stress, the hypothalamus functions improperly, thereby altering ovulation. Studies show that women who are under continuous stress, ovulate less regularly, thus it becomes hard to conceive. Women with higher levels of stress have higher amounts of alpha-amylase in their bodies which makes conception even more difficult.

Unhealthy foods – Consuming fast food or processed foods on an everyday basis may result in overweight or obesity. Thus, the body is devoid of essential nutrients required for the proper functioning of the body system. Nutrition is very important for good health. Conceiving gets difficult with obese or overweight females.

Exercise – Eating a healthy diet and regular exercise helps to keep weight under check. This eases the conception procedure. Underweight or overweight both are unfavorable for conceiving.

Caffeine – High intake of caffeine lowers fertility. Caffeine hinders the conceiving procedure. So, limit the consumption of caffeinated products.

By making lifestyle modifications, one can easily overcome the barrier of conceiving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.

(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.)

Tags : #Health #Fertility #Fertilityproblems #Lifestylehabits #Lifestylemodification #Menstruation #Pregnancy #Familyplanning #Babyplanning #Medicircle #SmitaKumar

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Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

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