Obesity in women has led to an increase in cases of higher insulin production and in some cases to polycystic ovary syndrome. Obese women are at greater risk for pregnancy complications such as having a C-section or developing gestational diabetes and hypertension. Fertility experts warn that obesity is an increasing hurdle for many couples who are trying for a baby. According to a recent study by The Lancet, India ranks third just behind the US and China, in the health hazard list of the top ten countries with the highest number of obese people.
What’s a worrying trend?
The obesity is an epidemic in urban India and it is caused due to high consumption of calorie-laden junk food, lifestyle factors. These factors have led to rise in case of increased production of insulin and polycystic ovarian diseases (PCOD) which is a hormonal imbalance that lead to serious health complications such as diabetes, heart diseases and infertility. According to a recent study, about 10% of couples in India suffer from infertility caused due to obesity.
There are at least 20 patients visiting IVF specialists at Mothers Lap IVF centre with infertility issues and out of them about four to five of them are being obese. As per the doctor, PCOD is triggered due to higher than normal production of the male hormones in a women’s body that results in a variety of symptoms such as acne, irregular periods, abnormal hair growth on the body, etc. Most women suffering from PCOD also find it difficult to get pregnant due to upset hormone levels.
PCOD is one of the adverse effects of obesity-induced infertility. Obese women are at higher risk to experience pregnancy complications such as giving birth to a large baby, having a C-section or developing gestational diabetes and blood pressure.
One such patient of 31 years old visited a doctor’s clinic two years ago as she was unable to conceive despite trying for almost two years due to weight issues. She also complained about the irregular periods. After undergoing a holistic weight loss program and IUI treatment, she is now a mother of a healthy baby girl.
You should remember that obesity can be caused due to various factors which are a byproduct of our lifestyle that makes it very challenging to tackle. We all know that being obese isn’t healthy and this is not a choice that one makes in life. Nobody wants to suffer from the problems caused due to obesity. The reason for you being obese can be anything from a sedentary lifestyle, junk food, alcohol, etc.
Successful weight loss requires both the clarity of mind and a firm determination on the person’s part to be successful. So you should first yourself clear on why weight loss is important for you and what you will gain once you lose the extra weight. This clarity is a power that will inspire you to set up the conditions to make your goal become an inevitable reality.
Here are a few tips that will help you lose weight much easier:
- Eat a balanced diet
- Get creative with exercises by picking up interesting ways to move your body
- Eat three meals each day- breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Ensure that you have the five servings of fruits, vegetables daily
- Quit habits such as smoking and drinking
- Limit the intake of sugar, fat and salt in your diet
- Go for a brisk walk twice a day for about half an hour
- Consult your doctor for weight loss treatments and obesity surgery
If you are looking for obesity surgery and infertility treatments, you can get affordable costs, high quality treatments in India. The Indian surgeons and hospitals are renowned for providing high quality medical treatments and surgeries to the patients with utmost care and compassion. The top hospitals and clinics in India are fully equipped with the latest technology, has world class infrastructure that are at par with the hospitals and clinics abroad. The Indian surgeons are trained at the most reputed medical schools across the globe and have experience offering high quality obesity surgery and infertility treatments at the most economical prices.