Gastric Bypass and Female Reproductive Function

Gastric-bypass-surgeryObesity has been linked to a number of health concerns including impaired reproduction. Obesity in women is associated with sexual dysfunction which may reduce sexual desire and frequency of intercourse, ovulation dysfunction, depleted or poor egg quality, uterine lining (endometrium) abnormalities that may compromise implantation, pregnancy loss, and other pregnancy complications.

Obesity among infertile women has been associated with diminished response to ovulation induction and decreased pregnancy rates. Obese women are advised to lose weight to improve their chances of a successful outcome. Some fertility centers do not offer IVF to morbidly obese women their BMI> 40,  due to the very low probability of a successful pregnancy.

The mechanisms behind impaired female reproduction in obese women are not well understood. However, weight loss in obese women has been shown to improve the chances of a successful pregnancy in women having IVF.

Guidelines for gastric bypass surgery include a body mass index (BMI) above 40 or a BMI between 35 and 39.9 with a weight-related health problem such as diabetes, hypertension, and failed medical weight loss. Women having gastric bypass surgery have improved ovulatory function, fertility, and pregnancy outcomes. However, women having gastric bypass surgery should wait approximately one year following surgery before attempting conception to allow for maximum reproductive benefit.

If you need help losing weight to increase your chances of success, contact us today and ask your query regarding weight loss, or control weight.

Hope obesity centre India

Dr. Digvijay singh Bedi

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Today, bariatric surgery is not as uncommon as it was a few years ago. With a number of clinics dedicated to the treatment of obese people, what makes Hope Obesity Centre unique is the post operative care rendered to the patients.

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