When you are trying to conceive it is important to understand how lifestyle choices can affect your fertility.
Dr. Ketan Patel explains how smoking affects the decrease of fertility of men and women. Smoking decreases fertility in men and women in the following ways:
- Men: smoking is associated with abnormal sperm parameters.
- Women: smoking is associated in multiple decreased fertility issues such as ovulating dysfunction as well as miscarriages.
Other factors that affect fertility for men and women include:
- Recreational drug use has also been shown to decrease fertility in men and women.
- Woman who are too thin or too obese are also at risk for fertility issues.