Date : 22/10/17

What is Obesity?

Obesity is defined as a high Body Mass Index (BMI) and here the index, represents the body fat content. As per surveys and studies, 1 in every 4 women faces obesity issues. Apart from females, obesity can affect anybody without considering their gender. 

What Obesity can Cause?

Obesity increases the risk for heart disease, diabetes, body and joint problems, and many more other conditions. 

Obesity and Fertility

In fact, the most unnoticed but the same time the severe effect of obesity arises in form of infertility. Yes, obesity can decrease the chances of becoming pregnant. Overweight have much more adverse effects on both male and female fertility.

            - affects hormones
            - leads to insulin resistance
            - affects natural and assisted pregnancies
            - reduce the partner’s fertility,
Losing weight can improve all of the above


Ideal BMI for conceiving

An ideal BMI falls in the range of 19 to 25. Women may still conceive in low or overweight but, the ideal BMI is recommended for healthy pregnancy.



BMI and Fertility Treatment success rate

 It may not be easy for all to improve or reduce their body weight for achieving balanced BMI. In such cases, surgical treatments may help them attain the required BMI.

Higher BMI typically shows a low response to medication. This may result in canceled cycles in female whereas in males low sperm counts and low sperm motility are usually seen.

Adjusting the BMI by weight loss can significantly improve the fertility treatment outcomes and can reduce both treatment and pregnancy complications.

Abhijay Trust through its subsidiaries Abhijay Hospital Pvt.Ltd and ARC provide a wide range of advanced reproductive technologies and treatments for couples facing infertility issues due to obesity.

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