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Why lifestyle matters
Lifestyle choices can affect a woman's fertility
Consider some simple steps if you hope to get pregnant.
If you're preparing to get pregnant, your lifestyle choices can have an effect on your fertility.
Here's what you need to know to promote and protect your fertility.
What causes female fertility problems?
Various medical issues can contribute to female fertility problems, including:
Ovulation disorders, which affect the release of eggs from the ovaries. These include hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome, hyperprolactinemia and thyroid problems (hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism).
Uterine or cervical abnormalities, such as polyps or fibroids in the uterus.
Fallopian tube damage or blockage, which is often caused by pelvic inflammatory disease.
Endometriosis, which occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus.
Primary ovarian insufficiency (early menopause), which occurs when the ovaries stop working and menstruation ends before age 40.
Pelvic adhesions — bands of scar tissue that bind organs after pelvic infection, appendicitis, or abdominal or pelvic surgery.
Medical conditions associated with the absence of menstruation, such as poorly controlled diabetes, celiac disease and some autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
Age also plays a role. Delaying pregnancy can decrease the likelihood that you'll be able to conceive.
A decline in the quantity and quality of your eggs with age makes it harder to conceive.
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Tomorrrow - Healthy lifestyle choices can help you promote fertility.