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Heart Health and Fertility

February 22, 2023

Heart health and fertility: a match made in heaven

February is Heart Health Month, and we're celebrating by sharing some easy-to-read information about how heart health and fertility are connected. The good news is, you don't have to choose between a healthy heart and a healthy pregnancy—you can have both! Here are four tips to help you keep your ticker in tip-top shape while you're trying to conceive:

1) Keep your blood pressure low. High blood pressure can cause numerous problems, including heart disease and stroke, so lowering it is one of the best things you can do for your health—and for your fertility.

2) Maintain a healthy weight by eating right (think more fruits and veggies) and exercising regularly (think walking). Being overweight or obese can cause high blood pressure, which makes both men and women less fertile.

3) Quit smoking! Smoking increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in both men and women, making them less fertile as well as increasing their chances of having complications during pregnancy if they do become pregnant.

4) Get more sleep. Rest revitalizes us and plays a vital role in our lives. Studies have linked poor sleep quality to an increased risk of high blood pressure, a potential cause of heart disease. Getting good, quality sleep (between 7-9 hours a night) will keep your heart healthy and help your body regulate hormones, including hormones involved in reproduction.

If you're ready to take the next step in your fertility journey, we're here to help. Call us today at 954-247-6200 or fill out this brief form.


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