Losing Weight in many cases significantly improves your chances of having your own baby.
Obesity is an increasingly prevalent health burden upon modern society.Obesity immediately brings to mind association with medical complications like hypertension, diabetes and other heart diseases. Still many people are unaware of association between obesity and infertility. There have been many epidemiological studies that have confirmed that obesity accounts for 6% of primary infertility cases.
Male obesity and fertility
This issue of Male Fertility has been subjected to less research compared to the vast amount of research done on female fertility. However, studies do indicate that the oestrogen levels are directly affected by degree of male obesity, due to reason being that the increased fat deposits in male correspond to higher oestrogen and lower testosterone levels. These elevated oestrogen levels in males tend to suppress fertility as they preclude the synthesis of androgens (hormones required for the development and maintenance of normal male reproductive function). In addition to this, metabolic syndrome, a condition that may arise in obese males, is also associated with symptoms of erectile dysfunction, thereby further increasing the incidences of adverse effects obesity has on fertility in Males.
Female obesity and fertility
Fertility issues arising from obesity in females may include:
- Incidences of Irregular menstrual cycles
- Problems with ovulation
- Increased androgen levels
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Increased risk of miscarriage
- Decreased success rates with assisted reproductive technologies (ART)
In case of excess fat deposited in the abdominal area, these associations between obesity and reduced fertility are particularly significant. Decreasing fertility factor in females is mainly due to changes in circulating sex hormones. This leads to a condition called hyperandrogenism (excessive androgen production) due to an increased production of androgens. This condition is present in obese females who are suffering fromabsence of a menstrual period in a females of reproductive age.
Increased insulin production and insulin resistance is also often related to obesity. These factors are believed to contributorsforhyperandrogenism in obese famalesbecause insulin is very important for the regulation of sex hormone production. This conditon is observed in obese females with PCOS, where excessive insulin production is attributed to excess weight gain which increases androgen secretion and leads to formation of abnormal follicles in the ovary. This phenomenon leads to an overall interference in ovarian and menstrual activity, causing fertility problems.
The increased incidence of infertility associated with obesity also can be attributed as a result of interactions between physiological and psychological factors. Psychological factors such as decreased sex drive and increased sexual dysfunction, can lead to obese individuals not having sexual intercourse as frequently as non-obese people. Hence, obesity can also affect a person’s sexuality, which has its impact on the overall fertility factor.
Leptin – linking obesity and fertility
Leptin is a type of protein produced by fatty tissue, and its role is important in controlling food intake and energy expended, also it regulatesthe reproductive function. Controlling food intake and energy expended are very important in the development of obesity, since body weight increases when food intake exceeds energy expenditure. Role of leptinis to detect energy store levels in the body and relay this information to the central nervous system. With fat stores, leptin levels are usually high, and hence the brain acts to decrease food intake and to increase energy expenditure. Many studies have correlated the incidence of both obesity and infertility correlated to circulation of leptin,.Leptin therefore plays an important role in the relationship between obesity and fertility.
In case of obese people there is high incidence of presence of large amounts of leptin, leading to excessive fatty tissue being maintained, along with a decrease incidence of fertility. It is also observed that obese individuals have resistance to leptin that cannot be overcome by high leptin levels, making it difficult for obese individuals to lose weight.
More than 70% of women who are infertile as the result of body weight disorders will conceive spontaneously if their weight disorder is corrected through a weight-gaining or weight-reduction diet as appropriate. Yet, body weight is often considered last in an infertility evaluation. It may be ignored entirely until other diagnostic studies and therapeutic interventions have proven normal or futile. In our opinion, the body weight of both partners of the infertile couple should be considered first when there is an obvious slender or obese body habitus in either partner. Also, awareness of the importance of body weight on reproduction enables couples to maintain appropriate body weight or to correct a body weight disorder before subjecting themselves to expensive, time-consuming infertility evaluation and treatment.
Research has shown the link between weight gain and increased incidence of Infertility. For every 5% decrease in weight, the chance of getting pregnant increases by 5% by improving Fertility parameters in both Men and Women Struggle with weight loss is well known, Folks try Diet, Exercise etc but still they struggle with losing weight and even surgery.
In such a scenario for the first time in India, KIC Hyderabad for its obese patients offers LIPO CONTRASTa major breakthrough for immediate reduction of non-surgical fat as-well as inch reduction as a part of infertility treatment schedule.
How does Lipo Contrast work?
The Fat tissue is positioned into a special transducer and subjected to a triple thermal shock according to very precise time, speed, temperatures and energy rates and piloted automatically through several software,this new non-invasive technology subjects the fat cells to thermal conditioning to help reduce localized stubborn fatty areas.
- some fat cells are disabled during the session while others will be eliminated in 2 to 3 weeks.
- Approx-33% results improvement compared with normal cryoliplysis.
- Efficiency- after only 1 session, more than 30% of the treated fat tissue can be eliminated.
- Rapid- approx. 80% of the final result available in 3 weeks.
- According to the Adipose tissue(Fat) Thickness and to the expected result,1 to 3 sessions will be necessary with an Approximate interval of 4 weeks between each session.
- Lipo-Contrast is indicated for a local fat reduction in different areas like Abdomen, Thighs,Arms, Chin, Back, Waist etc through different sized applicators.
The new lipo-contrast procedure -also called thermal contrast lipolysis results in.
- A faster and better fat tissue reduction compared with normal cryolysis procedure.
- Increased effectiveness on fibrous fat.
- Avoids traumatic experience of invasive methods such as Liposuction.
- Prevents contiguous tissue damage that can occur with other technologies as radiofrequency, ultrasound or lasers.
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