Infertility and overweight
Myth or Reality
Can overweight cause infertility? This question is often discussed. And the answer is one: "Yes, it can", although there is no direct relationship between weight and pregnancy. But it is obvious that the very state of obesity leads to undesirable consequences in the body of a woman, which in turn can affect the reproductive function.
Yes, there are exceptions, and overweight women with ease become pregnant and give birth to babies, and it happens that it takes many years to hear the laughter of your baby.
From the medical point of view excessively overweightCan lead to unstable ovulation or in general to its cessation, and consequently, the woman has malfunction or termination of the menstrual cycle. Doctors explain this by the fact that fat is a catalyst in the production of estrogens responsible for conception and reduces the production of progesterone - a female hormone. And this in turn leads to the fact that the egg simply can not ripen.
A frequent disease that provokesOverweight, is polycystic ovary, due to an excess of androgens, which lead to a decrease in ovulation. This disease, which leads to a violation of the menstrual cycle: menstruation can be very rare, only a few times a year, and can be delayed for a very long time much more than 5-10 days. Complication of polycystosis is infertility. Therefore, the weight of a girl is especially important to control during puberty, because if there is a hormonal failure during this period - this will lead to sad consequences. Therefore, do not soothe the girl, saying that the weight will pass with age and everything will be normalized. It is parents who must carefully monitor the weight of their children in order to get rid of it in time. And it should be done very carefully, as delicately as possible, so as not to accidentally break the already fragile psyche of children during this period. In addition, it is necessary to talk with your children about sex issues, especially with girls, and we need to start from the very first questions. And as they arise. Do this not only for their overall development, but for them not to hesitate to address you with some question about critical days. This will allow you to identify in the early stages of the absence of menstruation or their abnormal course, and therefore to identify the disease in the early stages.
In addition to all this, an excessive amountEstrogens in the blood leads to a disorder in the pituitary gland of the brain, and this affects the functioning of the ovaries, the onset of endometriosis, myomas, fibroids, which in turn leads to infertility. Particular attention to your weight should be paid to those women whose fat accumulation is concentrated in the abdomen and thighs. It is in this case that infertility and extra pounds are closely related. Surpluses of fat on the abdomen and hips lead to low permeability of the pipes due to the resulting adhesions due to the pressure of the body. Remember that when you are trying to lose weight, your weight and body volumes come back to normal fairly quickly. Everywhere, except for the hips. The fact is that this is inherent in nature: a child during pregnancy is protected and warmed by folds and belly fat and thighs. Therefore, it is in this part that fat accumulates primarily with the speed of lightning. But the fat from this zone is given in the last turn and with a big fight.
It can not be predicted whether excess weight will affectFurther conception, but all the same, before planning it is better to be safe and put yourself in order: to lead a healthy lifestyle, visit a gynecologist, to pass mandatory tests and be treated in case of their detection. Also you need to drink the necessary vitamins and bring the weight back to normal. Just do not resort to cardinal methods, i.e. Diets. Just smoothly put the food in the right direction.