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is overweight a cause? .does weight affect fertility?

Hi i am 33 year old and married for last 5 years in Delhi....i am unable to conceive ..the gynecologist seems to be clueless about the exact reason of infertility and we (both me and husband) have undergone so many tests here..but it seems like "groping in dark" for me...i was hinted that my weight could be one of th reasons..does weight affect fertility??..also let us know about other infertility clinics in Delhi-gurgaon.
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replied July 11th, 2012
Sorry to hear this from you...but yes one thing is for sure that weight does affect fertility in most try reducing your weight first by natural means like daily exercise,and even yoga should help a lot.Keep a low calorie and fats free diet .Avoid oily food and have fresh vegetables and sprouts.About INFERTILITY clinics in Gurgoaon and Delhi-Bournhall clinic is there in Gurgaon...heard lot good reviews..and they specialize in IVF treatment since they are also founders of IVF of luck!
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replied October 14th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Overweight is the cause of infertility. It is usually associated with PCOS and hormonal imbalances of thyroid and cushings. You need to get evaluated by a fertility consultant, lose weight, take metformin, clomid and get evaluated for any other hormonal imbalance. Modifying diet lifestyle will help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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replied May 7th, 2018
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Packing extra pounds on your frame can disrupt the delicate balance of hormones that influence ovulation and fertilization, reducing your chances of getting pregnant.
Here's why. Extra fat cells don't just make your jeans feel tighter. They also produce a steady stream of the hormone estrogen. The result? Low, constant levels of estrogen in turn suppress other hormones, most notably LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), which are needed to trigger ovulation. Follow your dr's advice. Stay well!
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replied March 11th, 2019
Infertility is caused due to many reasons. One of the reasons can be being overweight. As mentioned by Mr. Khan it is generally related to PCOS and other issues.

Please do take a second opinion in this situation.
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