Smoking cigarettes increases infertilityon Thursday, January 2, 2014
At Gresham Hypnosis Center we offer a fully guaranteed Hypnosis Stop Smoking Program. All my clients can tell you; anyone who smokes knows there are so many well documented reasons to stop smoking, right? Well there are some less publicized reasons and over the next couple of weeks I’ll be letting the cat outta the bag and what you can do to make things right.
Smoking cigarettes increases infertility.
If you are hoping to have a baby in your future, toss out the smokes — and demand that your partner kick the habit, too. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine wants women to know that smoking harms their fertility in a number of ways. Women who smoke take longer to conceive, suffer from infertility at higher rates, and have higher rates of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy leading to miscarriage. A study published in Italy found that women who smoked started menopause at an average of 47 — two and a half years earlier than nonsmokers, who tended to go into menopause at 49 and a half.
And remember, ladies, your partner’s smoking is messing with your chances of a healthy baby, too. Studies show that men who smoke have lower sperm counts and their sperm have lower motility, meaning they’re not very strong swimmers.
Why does this happen?
Cigarettes seem to disrupt the reproductive process every step of the way. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, some of which can damage both the ovaries and the eggs themselves, making them more prone to genetic abnormalities and increasing the risk of miscarriage. Tobacco causes changes to cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to reach the egg. Smoking also accelerates the loss of eggs that comes with aging and interferes with the body’s ability to make estrogen, which may be why it hastens the onset of menopause.
What happens when you stop smoking?
Studies show that the degree to which smoking muddles with the ovaries and hormones is directly dependent on the number of cigarettes you smoke a day and how long you smoke. Quit smoking and you halt the damage to your eggs, your hormones, and your fertility and you also stop the acceleration process that hastens menopause. More good news; the beneficial effects happen quickly.
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