The disasters like cancer, lung disease, etc. are well known to the world. But, how hazardous smoking can be to one’s reproductive health is still unknown to many. Here are some facts from the best IVF treatment center in Hyderabad.
Well, smoking does affect male and female reproductive health. People planning to have kids need to know that they are compromising their ability to conceive.
Effect Of Smoking On Male Reproductive Health
Men who smoke have decreased sperm counts and motility than men who do not smoke. According to several pieces of research, male smokers are more likely to generate genetically defective sperm. If the female partner conceives, there is a good probability that the genetic harm will be passed on to the growing baby, putting the pregnancy in danger.
Smoking (even second-hand smoking) can induce sexual issues such as erectile dysfunction, which can influence fertility indirectly. I, being an infertility specialist advise men who visit me in Hyderabad not to smoke if they want to have a baby.
Effect Of Smoking On Female Reproductive Health
Smoking women take longer to conceive than non-smoking women. They have reduced levels of estrogen, which makes it difficult for the eggs to grow and mature. Smoking has been shown to hinder healthy ovulation by causing damage to the fallopian tubes and lowering ovarian reserve, especially in terms of egg quality and count.
Effect Of Smoking On Women Undergoing IVF Treatment
Women receiving IVF therapy have a much lower success rate if they smoke. This might be related to the fact that smoking causes vascular issues, which make it difficult for the embryo to implant into the uterine wall. Women who are considering IVF treatment should quit smoking before considering any reproductive therapy.
It’s not easy to let go of the smoking habit, but it is not impossible either. If you are hoping to have a child, quitting smoking is not only a good idea, but it is also necessary. Nothing compares to the joy you feel when you hold your baby for the first time. Do it for that joy!