Some unhealthy lifestyles that affect female fertility
Many women do not pay attention to fertility until they get married or are ready to have babies. What they don’t know is that they can prepare themselves for the days ahead.
Your everyday lifestyle plays an important role in your fertility. Gone are the days when age is the only factor or the highest factor affecting fertility.
Recent findings have included environmental factors, genetics, hormonal imbalances, stress, diets, as some other factors that could affect fertility.
A healthy egg is necessary for fertility and as a woman ages, the health of her eggs begins to decline. But even if age does not set in, there are some other unhealthy lifestyles that affect a woman’s fertility.
It has been discovered that caffeine interferes with the muscular contractions of the fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes are responsible for moving the egg from the ovary to the uterus. Conception takes place in the fallopian tubes.
Therefore, if the smooth muscle contractions are reduced the egg won’t be in the optimal area for conception. This study was conducted at The University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.
Caffeine is not only found in coffee but in some tea, drinks, as well as chocolate. So you might want to start cutting down caffeine intake.
Excess sugar can result in a lot of fertility problems. It causes a deficiency in vitamins and minerals, resists insulin, causes hormonal imbalance that affects the production of estrogen and progesterone, the very important sex hormones necessary for reproduction in a woman.
Feeding more on unhealthy carbohydrates like cereal, white bread, white rice, snacks, sugary drinks, sodas can increase or cause a rise in sugar level.
These two factors can make conception more difficult. Up to 13% of infertility may be attributable to cigarette smoking. It causes several infertility disorders especially when it’s abused. This goes for those who drink alcohol too.
Studies have linked high level of physical activities with some women’s inability to conceive.
Stress affects the Hypothalamus, a gland in the brain that regulates the hormones that tell your ovaries to release eggs. Thereby affecting ovulation. Women are less likely to conceive if they undergo a high level of stress.
Several studies have also shown a link between trans fat and infertility (Read more about trans fat here). It increases the risk of ovulatory infertility when consumed instead of healthy unsaturated fats.