Nutrition is an important environmental determinant of our health. A consultation with the nutritionist is required when any member of the couple is suffering from malnutrition by default or excess (obesity) alike.
The body mass index (BMI), which measures the relationship between weight and height, and evaluates nutritional status, is considered normal between values of 18 to 25. In women, when the BMI stands outside these parameters, it affects the proper functioning of the ovaries, the oocyte quality and the ovarian response to the medication used in fertility treatments. In addition, it also affects the development of pregnancy increasing the risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes and hypertension among other complications. In men, overweight increases the risk of miscarriage in women. In addition, the male fertility may be affected by hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) or by a deficiency of certain nutrients, such as folic acid, zinc and antioxidants (vitamin A, C and E). These can influence the number and mobility of the sperm, but above all they influence the genetic quality of the sperm.
Nutrition affects the fertility of men and women. Get a healthy diet and contribute, not only to improve your fertility, but also to feel better inside and outside. If you are interested you can make an appointment. In URH García del Real the nutritionist initial consultation is free.