Lifestyle factors affecting on reproductive function in male and female A Complete Review

Lifestyle factors affecting on reproductive function in male and female A Complete Review


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: Dynamic Fertility

  • Date: 03 May,2019

Introduction –
rnInfertility is a worldwide issue affecting 15-18% of couples globally, amounting more than 45 million couples. In the era of increasing awareness, many things are changing and already changed.

Fertility is the ability to produce offspring and clinical infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. Infertility is a significant public health problem with high medical and social costs. Causes of infertility are wide, including female’s ovulation disorders, damage in fallopian tube, uterus issue, chromosomal abnormalities, endometriosis, male sperm disorder such as low sperm count, less motility of sperm and unexplained infertility.

Lifestyle factors always have a major impact on reproductive performance; sometimes it is not conducive for fertility. Lifestyle practices increase the risk of infertility in both male as well as female; some of the lifestyle factors that cause trouble in pregnancy are – smoking, alcohol, environmental cause, improper diet, work culture etc.

Post-industrial western societies have dramatically changed the lifestyle of almost all the individuals and this is in turn affected or affecting reproductive health condition as well, for example- delayed pregnancy, lack of physical activities like yoga, exercise, intake of excess alcohol, smoking etc. let’s read these factors into details.

Lifestyle factors affecting female’s fertility –

Delayed marriages –

One of the most common issues in females of being infertile is her age, as the age of the women increases, her fertility potential becomes decline, turning her less fertile. Delayed marriages refer directly to the age factor. If the woman plans for her marriage after thirties, then no doubt, her fertility reduces. Any woman, who is above 30 or in her thirties age, may struggle for pregnancy. Priorities have got changed and so the marriages are. At an earlier age, the number and the quality of eggs are healthy enough and fit to fertilize with the sperm. Carrier priorities, future responsibilities- these are some of the major factors, why marriages are getting late.

A recent observation came by a study (noticing 100 pregnant women, how long it took them to get conceived; those women, who are at her 30, conceived within 3-4 month in 70-75% of all cases, women aged 36, conceived within 3-4 month in 40-42% of the case. A study of 2100 pregnant women (from UK) reported that, factors like BMI, smoking, intake of alcohol and other lifestyle factors affects the conceiving duration.

Smoking –

Cigarette is detrimental to the female’s health. Studies have shown that smoki

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