Treating Obesity Treats PCOS and Improves Fertility
People with obesity are more likely to have infertility, and they are less likely to benefit from fertility treatment. Obesity can also cause hormonal imbalances that impair ovulation, such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS.
The good news for women is that PCOS responds well to weight loss.
And the good news for men is that getting down to a healthy weight at least 3 months before trying for a baby can improve both the chances of conception and the health of the baby.
When planning a family, you want to do everything you can to increase the chances of having a healthy baby with your partner. This means focusing on your health first, especially if you suffer from obesity.
Starting your pregnancy with obesity is associated with an increased risk of complications such as miscarriage, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and stillbirth.
Getting weight back into the healthy range before conception reduces the risk of developing complications during pregnancy and reduces the risk of health problems for your baby.
Babies born to mothers of a healthy weight are less likely to develop obesity themselves as children and adults.
If you have obesity and are planning to have a baby in the next few years, you might want to act now to lose weight.
Treating Obesity Treats Stress Urinary Incontinence
Women who suffer from Stress Urinary incontinence experience symptoms with actions that raise the pressure within their abdomen, like sneezing or laughing.
It can be an embarrassing topic to discuss, but it’s important that we do. Many women suffer in silence because they do not want to undergo a pelvic floor operation.
Many women do not know that obesity is the most important risk factor for Stress Incontinence.
The extra weight carried around a person’s middle puts undue stress and pressure on to the pelvic floor muscles. The muscles get weak and sag. It can also damage the nerves that control the bladder.
The good news is – when their obesity is treated, up to nine out of ten suffers find their stress incontinence also resolves.
If you have any questions about our surgical weight loss options and would like them answered in person make sure you come along to our upcoming Patient Education Evening. You will be educated with the correct facts straight from Dr Jordaan, the Surgical Weight Loss Team and a patient who has undergone bariatric surgery.
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