How your work place and lifestyle affect your fertility
Dr Jameela Khalid
Jayanagar, Bengaluru Apr 10, 2019
Lifestyle choices and work environment are two important factors that affect your fertility, let’s find out how. In today’s busy world, men and women are so work oriented that they do not pay enough attention to their health and their stressful professions with long working hours coupled with poor lifestyle choices lead to infertility.
Poor diet, lack of exercise and stress are all factors that affect your fertility. Making healthy choices and changes has a positive impact on health and fertility like a nutritional diet, reducing caffeine intake and avoiding consumption of alcohol or cigarette smoke. De-stressing is extremely important as excess stress has an impact on sexual health and fertility and so does lack of exercise. A regular yoga routine along with some basic stretches and exercises is very beneficial.
Your place of work and work lifestyle too have a huge impact on your mental and physical health. Certain workspaces and professions expose you to environments that are potentially harmful to your fertility. Exposure to harmful chemicals like heavy metals and pesticides can decrease sperm productions and causes abnormalities. Regular exposure to heat and radiations also affects male and female fertility.
If you and your partner have been trying to conceive and things are taking much longer, consult your doctor to understand the possible risk factors that may be affecting fertility.