The effects of smoking on fertility

Snuff and fertility

Many people are aware that smoking can affect the health of a baby.

However, fewer people know that smoking can also affect male and female fertility. If you are trying to have a child, and stop smoking can improve your chances of getting pregnant. According to a report by the British Medical Association (BMA), women are 40% lower chance of getting pregnant if you smoke. Smoking has also been found to be the cause of 120,000 cases of male impotence in men between 30 and 50, each year.

Effect of snuff on the fertility of women

So what is the reason of the serious effects that smoking seems to have on fertility? There are a few.

  • Smoking can affect the release of the hormone estrogen, which plays an important role in regulating the menstrual cycle and fetal development.
  • There have been studies suggesting that smoking may reduce the amount of estrogen produced by the body.
  • Smoking can also lead to vaginal dryness.
  • Some studies suggest that smoking leads to the destruction of the eggs while in the ovaries, which can result in lower egg count.
  • Smoking can affect the fallopian tubes, and even lead to disease.
  • May cause genetic problems in the woman's eggs, which can lead to future problems for the baby.
  • And smoking can also adversely affect embryo implantation in the uterus.

Effect of snuff on male fertility

If this list of problems is not enough, smoking can also cause problems with male fertility. Less research has been done on this, but there is evidence indicating that smoking reduces sperm count. Smoking can also affect sperm motility, and produces genetically abnormal sperm.

It follows from all this evidence that smoking can seriously affect fertility and your chances of conceiving. It is recommended to stop smoking for at least two months before trying for a baby. The snuff is very dangerous for the fetus, so that once you discover you are pregnant, stop smoking immediately.

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