Arrival of a child brings miraculous changes in the life of the parents. If you are trying to conceive and your (or spouse’s) weight is more than ideal, then you might want ti know what may go wrong in your future plans. According to obesity surgery doctors, obesity is highly related to infertility.
Infertility is a medical condition in which an individual or a couple is unable to conceive due to complications in either or both partner(s).
How it affects both men and women?
Apart from causing physical constraints to have normal sex life, being obese leads to lesser chances of conception for both men and women.
For men – Obesity leads to lower secretion of testosterone, which directly affects the sperm count in men. Also, it leads to erectile dysfunction which is an important factor for fatherhood.
For women – Obesity can cause hormonal imbalance and cause problem with ovulation. Obesity is highly linked with polycystic ovary syndrome. It is one of the leading factors for infertility, affecting one in every five women of reproductive age.
How it affects pregnancies?
Even if an obese woman successfully conceives, she is more susceptible to give birth to preterm babies and induce stillbirth. Babies born to obese mother tends to acquire obesity in later life.
How to measure obesity?
Obesity can be measured in BMI (Body Mass Index). It is the ratio of an individual’s weight and height. If the result falls between 25 to 30, then you are overweight. If you fall between 30 and 40 scale, you are medically obese. If your BMI exceeds 40, you are morbidly obese, which is further subdivided into three classes i,ii and iii.
What can be done to help?
If your weight is slightly more than ideal, then a combination of regular exercise and healthy diet can help you to shed weight. But if your weight is more than it should be, then you fall in ‘morbidly obese’ category. In this scenario, bariatric surgery is your best shot to battle obesity out of your life. Bariatric surgery removes all excess weight from your body and allows you to resume healthy lifestyle.
Where to go for bariatric surgery?
ILS Bariatric Care is a unit of prestigious ILS Hospitals, totally dedicated to help people struggling with obesity. It offers quality treatment and obesity surgery in India.