How can Radiofrequency help?
Here’s what you need to know about weight reduction & fertility health.
Women are often overweight in terms of free NHS IVF acceptability even though to the naked eye this is not noticeable. This is because your BMI is too high, meaning that your percentage of body fat is over 29%. This means that you won’t receive free pregnancy treatment because the national health service categorise you as being obese.
It’s a fine line that results in many patients starving themselves to negate their obesity score.
Karen Botha MAR
Co-Owner & Therapist at Essential Feeling, Romford
Questions & Answers
Dieting isn’t healthy for fertility.
Your reproductive system is one of the least important to keep you alive. Your body understands this and so if the stress load you put on your ordinary functioning is too high, your body will draw extra resource from where it can. Invariably the outcomes of this mean that it’ll draw from your reproductive organs.
Think about it. How grumpy are you when you starve yourself? This is because your hormones are out of whack — there’s nothing left to keep you balanced and happy as you would normally be. And we’ve all seen women who suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia who don’t have periods. Incidentally, this is why the NHS has a base level BMI of 19.
Obviously this is a vast oversimplification, but you get what we’re saying.
Essentially, when you limit your food and calorie intake, you’re putting less energy into your body so you have less left to help you get pregnant.
When the focus of a doctor is entirely on your BMI, it can force women into starvation which can affect their infertility in the short term.
What do you do if you want accepting for invitro fertilisation or IUI (Intrauterine insemination)?
You have two options.
1.There are some private clinics that will take a patient with a BMI up to around 35ish. They exist. For sure you have to pay to go private, but they exist. However, there are some issues with this in terms of evidence of a healthy pregnancy which we describe fully in this article. But, in a nutshell, studies show evidence in their analysis that your loss rates are either higher, so your chances of carrying a live baby to full term are reduced, or clinical insemination or the in vitro embryo just doesn’t take as well when you’re carrying the extra pounds.
2.Lose the weight. But we’ve already discussed how a crash diet and severely limiting your calorie intake can not give the body the care it needs for your reproduction cycle and overall health. By the way it’s important for us to note at this point that we understand why doctors use this data so strictly, there has to be a cut off, but this black and white comparison seems unfair for many ladies, particularly if a woman is at the older age on the spectrum. Their rules almost seem to force a reprod quick win otherwise the situation is you are overweight so pay for IVF or IUI treatment and pump your body full of drugs, with a lower chance of success.
Factors that may risk a successful outcome
None. The effects of undergoing this treatment can only improve and we will advise you on this during your sessions. There are no adverse effects, so your medical protocol will remain intact. You can have this BMI reduction in a lunchtime if you so choose as this isn’t surgery. It is a system that uses multipolar RF frequency technology to encourage your body to dispel fat naturally.
That said, we wouldn’t recommend running out in your lunch hour because a major part of struggling to have babies is down to the impact stress. When you’re running around like a crazy thing, that will have a negative impact on your fertility no matter how much medicine couples throw at the problems. We have an article on fertility and stress.
Where in Essex is your clinic?
We’re in Gidea Park, Romford, Essex by Gallows Corner intersection of the A12 and A127. We’re around two miles from the M25 J28 and 29. We have been working with fertility clients for around ten years and have appointments at your convenience every day of the week. Our parking is off-street, free and directly outside our treatment rooms.
Want an appointment today?
If you would like to book a last-minute appointment, please text us on 07757 946023 and we’ll try our best to sort something out within 24 hours.