Infertility: What do you Need to Assess?
By Nabta Team
It has been clearly shown that a BMI greater than 25 (overweight) or less than 18.5 (underweight) can be harmful to your fertility. LH (Lutenising Hormone) and FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) are the sex hormones that are responsible for physiological processes in a woman’s body that control the menstrual cycle and hence a woman’s fertility. The above ranges of BMI have been associated with increased abnormality in sex hormones causing ovulatory dysfunction.
Even a modest change in weight - a loss if overweight, or a gain if underweight - can result in women regaining normal menstrual cycles and the possibility of pregnancy.
Source: The impact of female obesity on the outcome of fertility treatment