Weight and fertility
Updated: Apr 13, 2020
Being a healthy weight, eating a varied diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, taking regular exercise and cutting down on alcohol – this is all good advice for everyone. But the direct influence on these factors on the fertility of both men and women is even more important.
One example where weight impacts fertility is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which affects 5-10% of women. PCOS is a complex syndrome that produces a wide variety of symptoms, such as acne, hirsutism, menstrual irregularities, obesity and glucose intolerance, that are present in some women and not in others. This makes it difficult to both diagnose and treat.
Own your journey: start small - habits take 30 days to form. Focus on making one small change at a time, giving yourself a month to adjust, then looking for the next change.