Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Urban Lifestyle May Set You Up For Infertility
I recall working in the corporate world. I didn't actually live in the city, but I commuted there every day and spent most of my time smack dab in the hustle bustle. This is why I decided to quit my job when I got serious about having a baby. When I finally got away from my job, I finally realized how much stress I was really under. This article explains more how the urban lifestyle can cause a number of health problems including infertility
From the article:
Dr Kanan Khatau Chikal attributes the perils of the urban lifestyle to the occupational hazards that people face. "It' would be wrong to assume that people living in rural areas don't face any problems. They do but of a different nature. People living in urban areas tend to live in an organisational setup. There's more of a hierarchy that prevails in the urban social setup. People here tend to build defence mechanisms that don't let themselves be their real self.They live programmed lives constantly swarmed by smartphones, social networking, etc. which makes them impatient, says she adding that these factors lead to stress which in turn leads to physical and emotional problems as well.
Gynaecologist Dr Bela Dodiya points out that an increasing number of people both men and women are suffering from infertility problems in a city like Mumbai. She says, "Lack of exercise and proper healthy diet which are characteristic of an urban lifestyle can lead to a problem like PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) in women. Though hormonal changes are responsible for infertility problems, stress too plays a part in giving rise to infertility problems in both men and women."
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