How smoking affects male and female infertility?
Smoking is one of the most common habits which results into various kinds of cancer, heart diseases, etc. Solely smoking is one of the highest fatal habit which takes millions of lives per year in the whole world.
Smoking is injurious to physical as well as reproductive health. When a couple is planning to have a baby, smoking hinders their reproductive health and it presents fertility complications in both the persons.
Smoking effect on male infertility
Men who smoke tend to have low sperm count and motility. Scientific studies also show that men who smoke have sperms that are genetically abnormal. If the female partner does conceive than chances of genetic abnormalities can pass to the baby and it can harm child physical health.
Smoking can also cause sexual problems like erectile dysfunction, indirectly affecting men’s fertility.
Smoking effect of female infertility
Women who tend to smoke, take longer to conceive than those women who do no smoke. The women who smoke have lower level of estrogen which has role in maturation of eggs and smoking hinders the maturation of eggs and this affects women’s fertility. Smoking also damages fallopian tubes and it reduces ovarian reserve in terms of egg quality and count.
Smoking impact on women going through infertility treatments
Smoking reduces the success rates of infertility treatments for women who have opted for it as it hinders the implantation of embryo into the wall of uterus. Women who undergo infertility treatments are advised not to smoke during the tenure of the treatment.
Effects on an unborn baby
Even if the woman has a successful conceiving, the women giving birth to the child might have some complications in him/her such as :
- Less weight of the child
- Premature birth
- Pre-term related deaths
- Deaths caused by infact death syndrome
- Risk of congenital effects
Quitting smoke is not an easy job but one must try to quit it as it has lot of positive impacts in one’s as well as family life. Quitting smoke is one the best option to choose while planning to have a baby as it definitely affects the fertility of couple and can pose threat to the unborn.
Thus, quit smoking and lead a healthy and happy couple life.
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