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Infertility rates are increasing day by day, but at times the reasons for them go undiagnosed. At times, IVF specialists are unable to pinpoint a single reason accurately. You will be surprised to know that weight can be the reason for infertility.

As one of the leading IVF doctors in Ahmedabad, Dr. Nisarg Patel of Nisha IVF Hospital is an expert and well experienced in this field. He is credited with many successful IVF cycles in their first attempt. Patients across Gujarat and even from abroad seek his treatments to become parents. The IVF cost in Ahmedabad is extremely affordable. Couples keen to become parents can seek good quality treatment at Nisha IVF, founded and managed by highly qualified IVF doctors.

 Weight-related Infertility

Weight imbalances can lead to infertility. It is a fact that obese and overweight people are likely to face infertility issues. Excess weight implies excess fat cells, which cause hormonal imbalance and, in turn, disturb the menstrual cycle. As a result, the ovulation cycle stops, and hence there are no eggs available for fertilization.

Obesity in women

Obese women with a BMI over 30 can try to get pregnant, but if they fail to do so after six months or a year of trying, then seeking the advice of a fertility specialist is preferable. Also, women above 35 need not delay their IVF appointment any longer.

Underweight women or with low BMI

Yes, Underweight women with low BMI or those with low BMI are likely to experience infertility. In addition, these women can experience hormonal imbalance leading to fertility issues. 

Body fat helps regulate hormones, so women with less body fat are likely to face hormonal issues, which could hamper fertility.

Ideally, women with healthy weight and BMI between 20 and 25 are likely to conceive naturally and faster.

Body fat and Estrogen production

Women with high body fat levels are likely to produce excess estrogen, which stops ovulation. Those women with a BMI of 18.5 or less face issues of no estrogen production because of an imbalance in the hormones. Therefore, underweight women will not get their periods as they do not have adequate estrogen or due to lack of it.

There is no guarantee of conceiving in underweight women who still get their periods as the blood sugar levels are off the mark and an imbalance in the endocrine system leads to irregular ovulation. It can take more than one year to conceive if it happens.

There is a high risk of premature birth, stillbirth, and babies being born with a low birth weight if the mother is underweight compared to mothers with a healthy weight. Therefore, it is best to consult an IVF center in Ahmedabad to understand the pregnancy results of underweight mothers.

Reasons for underweight

As a conscious individual, ascertaining the reason for being underweight is important. Commonly noticed reasons for being underweight are the following health conditions –

  • Thyroid disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Celiac or Crohn’s disease
  • Genetic Reasons

Other supplementary reasons include

  • Excessive training for a sports or an athletic event
  • Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia

In the case of women with eating disorders, a thorough check-up is essential to check the health of the reproductive system and seek treatment to resolve the disorder and conceive successfully.

Many fertility issues are associated with eating disorders that cause long-term damage to your reproductive system. However, it is advisable to seek medical consultation to diagnose the actual reason for being underweight and seek options for gaining weight and maintaining a healthy weight.

Women trying to conceive while undergoing sports training are advised to seek proper nutritional consultation to stay healthy despite a strenuous physical training regimen. It is likely that the current nutrient diet can affect your immune system overall wellness especially is the cardiac health. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the mother and the child that conception is postponed after the sports event is complete.

Underweight men and Infertility

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Nisha IVF hospital in Ahmedabad is one of the most reliable hospitals that will help you analyze and address your weight as infertility issues right away. There is no need to be extra worried about it as the IVF specialists at Nisha IVF are experts and well versed in offering suitable medical treatment for your weight and infertility issues.

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