OBESITY & INFERTILITY
Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. It is determined by the BMI (Body Mass Index) which is calculated and indicates whether a person is underweight, overweight or obese.
HARMFUL EFFECTS OF OBESITY ON FERTILITY
The incidence of infertility has been increasing over the past two decades, alongside the increase in overweight population, worldwide. After extensive research, studies show that obesity can hurt the fertility of a couple and their chances of pregnancy.
HARMFUL EFFECTS OF OBESITY IN PREGNANCY
Obesity during pregnancy can cause many complications, leading to a high risk pregnancy. Hight risk pregnancies can cause harm to both mother and child and may result in still birth, pre term labour or miscarriage. Some of these complications are:
This is a condition in which the baby grows too large due to the excess insulin from the mother. This leads to difficulty during delivery and an increase in risk of injury to the baby during birth.
The baby can develop hypoglycemia or low blood sugar shortly after delivery due to high levels of insulin.
Jaundice in new borns, a yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes, is often attributed to diabetes during pregnancy.
MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY
Despite the risks, it is possible to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy through strict diet and exercise regimens.
There is clear therapeutic benefit in weight reduction, both in adolescent girls & couples trying to conceive. Recent studies have proven beyond doubt, that even 5 – 10 % reduction from preexisting BMI can enhance fertility and reduce the risk of abortion.
NAGAMANI WOMEN WELLNESS CENTER
Diet and exercise regimens require the expertise of trained physiotherapists and nutritionists, to avoid fads like crash diets (which may end up causing more harm) as well as to exercise the right amount, in the right way, without straining or sustaining injuries.
Our Women Wellness Center comprises of female professionals who are trained in these fields. They create personalized regimes, combining nutrition and exercise, that are tailor made to suit the patient after a thorough assessment, in order to achieve steady and gradual weight loss in a healthy manner.
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