8 Factors That Affect Fertility in Men and Women

8 Factors That Affect Fertility in Men and Women


Being Overweight: Even a 10 to 15 percent raise in your body weight above normal BMI can damage the regular flow of estrogen in your body. These changes can affect your reproductive system in a bad way.


Having a Hormonal Imbalance: The reproductive system is a combination of several hormones. Hormonal imbalance resulting in irregular periods can affect ovulation in women.


Having an Autoimmune Disorder: Disorders like diabetes, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus can also be a cause of infertility.


Taking Medication: Temporary infertility can be caused by drugs like painkillers, antidepressants and also by those which are used to treat chronic disorders.


Using Tobacco or Alcohol: Smoking could be a major factor causing infertility in women. Frequent alcohol consumption can be a cause of infertility in both males and females.


Being Exposed to Occupational or Environmental Hazards: Long term mental stress is a cause of infertility among several others. External exposure to electromagnetic/microwave emissions, radiation or even high temperature for a longer period can cause infertility.


Having Certain Conditions or Illnesses: A decrease in the level of fertility is noted in men who had suffered from scrotal varicose veins (varicocele), undescended testicles, onset of mumps after puberty or even a regular case of genital infections.


Exposing Genitals to Heat: Constant exposure to even minor heat sources including hot baths, saunas and steam rooms can decrease the sperm count in men.


Chat With a Doctor

Chat With a Doctor for the next 100 Hours -> #icliniq100hrs

Also Read