Will You Still Be Fertile in 5 Years?

pregnency-3With the stress and unhealthy lifestyle taking over a person’s life, you may not be as fertile as you really think you are. You may have achieved success while conceiving the first time around, but it is only a matter of years that you may not be lucky the second time. Therefore, keeping a watch on your lifestyle is of prime importance. If you are already living an unhealthy lifestyle, this does not necessarily mean that you have lost the battle. You can still take corrective steps and refer to CRGH for additional help required. Given below is a set of questions, the answers to which will help determine as to whether or not you will be fertile in 5 years.

1.)   What is your age currently?

You may not realize it but the age factor plays a massive role in determining your fertility. You need to be very careful about your age as if you miss the mark, even the most popular of treatments will be unable to have any effect at all. Couples today want to enjoy more and keep the childbearing schedule at the backburner, which can create issues when you actually decide to have a baby.

The best time to conceive and have a baby would be the late 20s or the early 30s as beyond this point; there is a sharp deterioration in the eggs, both in terms of the quality as well as the quantity. Therefore, if you have crossed the age of 35 years and wish to conceive but haven’t had much success, now is the time to contact a doctor for the required treatments.

2.)   How much or how often do your indulge in smoking?

Smoking is one of those parasites that can cause an immense amount of harm to your body. It does not matter how old you are, as long as you continue smoking, your chances of conceiving and of remaining fertile for longer are likely to be ridiculously damaged. The nicotine found in the cigarettes affects both the quality and the quantity of the eggs. However, it is never too late and you can always get back on track. Your body will take some time to adjust but there is a full chance of improvising on your fertility. This also includes passive smokers who may be exposed to cigarette smoke in their environment.

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3.)   What kind of medication are you on?

Whether you are on prescription drugs or consume herbal medicines for curing an ailment or simply for pain relief, these medicines can have a humongous impact on your fertility. There are also certain medications that tend to have an immense impact on the FSH and LH hormones, which are also responsible for the ovulation process and ensuring fertility.  Therefore, before you consume these medicines, you must always ask your doctor about its effect on fertility. This will ensure that 5 years from now, your fertility will be maintained.

Contraceptives are another reason for a sharp decline in fertility. It takes a couple of months for the contraceptive’s effects to be completely nullified and therefore, consulting with a doctor at CRGH is important before you take any further steps.

4.)   Is your weight under control?

A healthy balance in weight is an absolute must. If you are extremely overweight or too underweight, it can reflect in your fertility. Therefore, you need to realize that a healthy weight not only affects your quality of life and self esteem but also your fertility. If your menstruation cycle is normal despite your weight issues, then you may have nothing to worry about. However, any kind of irregularity should be consulted with a doctor immediately.