Gut Health can also affect fertility, understand the connection between these two

To increase fertility, it is advisable to get adequate sleep along with a healthy diet, stay away from stress, and include yoga and exercise in the routine, but do you know that intestinal health can also badly affect fertility? Yes, gut health and fertility have a very deep connection with each other.

Jul 9, 2024 - 19:58
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Gut Health can also affect fertility, understand the connection between these two
Gut Health can also affect fertility, understand the connection between these two

Many of us may be unaware of the fact that there is a very important relationship between intestinal health and reproductive health. By the way, intestinal health is very important for overall health. Any type of problem-related to gut health affects everything from digestion to immunity and even mental health. The bacteria present in the intestines affect many functions of the body, one of which is reproductive health.

Dr. Parul Gupta, Nova IVF Fertility, Vasant Vihar says, 'Gut health plays a very important role in the production of the reproductive hormone, estrogen. The vaginal microbiome changes with age, but most healthy women of reproductive age have the highest Lactobacillus species. These bacteria increase the density of estrogen in the vagina. This leads to thick secretions from the vagina and also maintains the pH level. Both of these create a favorable environment for sperm.'

On the other hand, an imbalance of healthy intestinal bacteria can cause problems related to metabolism. This imbalance can cause reproductive health problems like endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome in women, while it can affect sperm production in men.

To make the pregnancy journey easier, it is critical to maintain a balance of healthy bacteria in the intestines. These bacteria promote digestion, aid in nutritional absorption, and help to maintain the immune system. They also lower inflammation, which significantly reduces the risk of pregnancy-related complications such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.

The intestines may be kept healthy with a balanced diet, probiotics, and a healthy lifestyle, and fertility issues can be greatly alleviated. Along with probiotics, it enhances the quantity of fiber and prebiotics in the diet. Practice yoga on a regular basis and avoid stress.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer