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How These Dangerous Effects of Smoking are Killing Your Fertility?
Jul 10, 2023
Cigarettes have been in trend for a few decades now. Whether it is East or West, the young generation has adopted this slow-killing product in their modern lifestyle. But it leaves very serious effects on the person and sometimes ends with cancer. The approximate annual deaths are 4,80,000 due to smoking. But this is not the only effect of smoking. It also affects your fertility and sexual life. A regular smoker faces problems in conceiving or having good sex with his or her partner. If you're going through difficulties in having a child, smoking must not be in your options. The IUI Hospitals in Mumbai experts suggest you must quit it now & for always.Â Though most of us know how dangerous cigarettes are in general, not all of us have enough understanding of the outcome. Thus we continue it in small doses that later create troubles for us.Â In this article, we will discuss the remorse effects of smoking on your sexual health in detail. You will understand how dangerous it is and how you can stop it.Â
Following are the 10 ways. Read them all.
1. Erectile Dysfunction:Â Smoking has a high effect on your erection. It disturbs the natural blood flow in your penis causing it not to respond well. Tobacco smoke contains harmful chemicals that stop the natural blood flow. Also, cigarettes abrupt the production of Nitric Oxide. Note that this is essential for sexual arousal. Smoking also causes hormonal imbalance, human brain functioning, and the heart.Â Overall smoking is a major reason for Erectile Dysfunction in males. If you're suffering through this, immediately quit smoking. Book an appointment with Goral Gandhi IVF Clinic now.Â 2. Harms DNA:Â Your smoking is not killing you but your future children too. One study on mice shows that mice who were exposed to cigarette smoke for 12 weeks showed considerable mutation in their genes. They on mating passed these changes or deformities to their children. The more they lived under the smoke, the more their genes got changed.Â The same goes for humans. We also, when smoking, consume chemicals that eventually harm sperm DNA in men and fetuses in women. Both these affect the DNA of the forthcoming child. The child may have some deformities or weak immunity.Â 3. Weakens the Heart:Â Smoking is highly dangerous to the heart, causing several cardiovascular Diseases to it. Doctors say that a chain smoker has three times more chances to die than a non-smoker. As smoking disrupts your blood flow and its purity, it affects your heart too. It leads to several diseases such asÂ
High Blood Pressure
Coronary Heart Diseases
Heart Failure and more.Â
But the list doesn't stop at you only. Research has shown the adverse effects of smoking in future babies. It indicates harmful effects on a child's heart health, causing the child to fight against it their entire life.Â 4. Promotes Birth Defects in Babies:Â Still not ready to quit smoking? Well, this point will make you think twice before you smoke next time. Smoking frequently can result in birth defects in your child. Even if you leave smoking months before your pregnancy, its chances are still there as you have been smoking for years. Your future will inherit several health issues such as weak immunity, heart issues, breathing difficulties, reduced weight, and premature birth. All these or any of these can be life-threatening to your child.Â 5. Affect Your Child's Development:Smoking also affects the development of your child. The chances of the slow progress of the brain & body of your child get hampered due to your smoking habits. This can affect your child's studies, health, and even his/her sexual capabilities. Heavy smoking during pregnancy leaves its marks on a girl child's ovaries, making her unable to conceive properly. Smoking puts two generations at risk.Â 6. Promotes the Chances of Miscarriage:Â Smoking actively or passively affects your pregnancy. If a woman keeps smoking during her pregnancy days, she is only increasing her miscarriage chances. Smoking creates hormonal imbalances and disrupts the natural blood flow. They harm the growth of fertilized embryos in your womb, leading to death.Â While you're pregnant, immediately stop smoking and eating tobacco. If you are a man, you also need to quit smoking as it can hamper your wife's condition. Passive smoking sometimes turns out to be more dangerous than active smoking.Â 7. Improved Risks of Ectopic Pregnancy:Â It is one of the rarest conditions where the child starts growing outside her uterus. The condition is so severe as the child & the mother both are in danger. The child grows mostly in fallopian tubes which are dangerous to the mother's life.Â Regular smoking can lead you to this condition where not only your unborn child's life is fatal but your own are in life-threatening situations.Â 8. Reduced Fertility:Â Several years of experiments and studies clearly show that smoking directly affects your fertility rate. It slowly harms your conceiving power and strength of holding a child. In men, it decreases the semen quality & quantity, causes premature ejaculation, and harms overall sexual health. It makes you inactive, which leads to low energy and fallen health.Â Women & men both who're prone to smoking, have lesser chances of being pregnant with a healthy child. You may have to take an IUI treatment in Mumbaito have a child. We donâ€™t want you to face such situations.Â 9. Reduce Female Hormone Production:Â The journey of pregnancy is a roller coaster. You will feel emotions fluctuating now & then and will go through heavy mood swings. This is due to the hormones that affect the body while pregnant. Smoking, as we know, disrupts the hormonal secretion that leads to no response or bad response as the body needs. This makes the journey more difficult for a woman.Â A man's sexual health is direct get impacted as smoking affects their energy, sperm-producing process, and sperm quality.10. Immature Sperms:Â The male produces sperm every day but the sperm to become mature takes 3 months. The doctors at IUI centre in Mumbaisuggest you quit smoking forever and as early as possible. Smoking interferes with the quality of sperm, its quantity & shape. You also feel less sexual arousal as smoking also affects the male hormones.Â Conclusion:Â All smoking packets have warnings printed on them to make people aware of the possible outcomes. But does it stop people from consuming it? Mostly not. More than 4 Lakh people die each year due to smoking. This is a huge number to consider but itâ€™s not the limitation. Smoking further harms your sperm & eggs, causing probable defects in your to-be-born child. All IUI hospitals in Mumbai experts tell you to throw the cigarettes out of your life for once & always to have a healthy & long happy life.Â
Goral Gandhi is the Founder & Scientific Director at Global fertility solutions Mumbai .With more than 25 years of experience in IVF, embryology, and ART. Goral is a famous consultant clinical embryologist. She has handled thousands of infertility cases over the course of her 25 years in the field and has developed a thorough understanding of all facets of fertility and embryology, including the feelings related to the entire fertility process.