Fertility facts for corporate professionals

As per most of the doctors in fertility clinics, in recent times there is an increase in the number of software techies who seek professional help to become parents.

This trend is due to:

  • Nocturnal lifestyle
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Lack of awareness

Nocturnal lifestyle: With the corporate lifestyle setting in couples rarely get time to spend with each other due to different shifts, fatigue from work, and high stress levels. Working night shifts also affects the sleep-wake cycle and the overall circadian rhythm. These changes to our basic body functions may have harmful effects on fertility.

Poor diet: Poor diet including junk foods has become common, slowly and gradually affecting the health. Faulty diet can be attributed to unhealthy choices and lack of time for shopping for grocery, preparing and cooking food. Intake of unhealthy diet may lead to infertility in the long run. In addition, these food habits may cause weight gain adversely affecting the fertility potential. In females, overweight may lead to hormonal imbalances and increase the chances of infertility.

Lack of exercise: Lack of motivation and lack of time may lead to a sedentary lifestyle with no exercise or physical activity. It may directly affect the fertility potential and cause weight gain which again indirectly affects your chances of becoming a parent.

Stress: Stress, from whatever source, is a spoiler of fertility. Workplace stress, household stress, professional stress, relationship stress, all sum up to cause hormonal imbalances, leading to infertility.

Lack of sleep: Lack of sleep can have many causes. Daytime sleep never is equivalent to nighttime sleep for people working night shifts. In addition, being hooked to social media and other networks also affects the amount of sleep you may get. This lack of sleep may directly affect the health and decrease your fertility potential.

Lack of awareness: Few couples may know the right time to become pregnant. Many people are not aware about the importance of biological clock in their fertility plans. Many women have no idea about when they ovulate and when is the best time to conceive. Therefore, their efforts at conceiving may go in vain if the sexual contact is not performed during the period of ovulation.

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