Reproductive Health In People With Diabetes Or Hypertension
If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, you should take utmost care of your reproductive health. If one’s diabetes is not managed properly then problems may arise while trying to conceive. Diabetes can lead to infertility in couples. Moreover, men can also have erectile dysfunction due to high blood sugar levels. Hence, managing diabetes is important to regularise menstruation in women, reduce erection problems in men, increase testosterone levels, and cut down the risk of congenital problems in babies.
Just like diabetes, high blood pressure is also a cause of concern for couples trying to conceive. Those with high blood pressure can have lower libido and less interest in intimacy if the condition is leading to fatigue. Hypertension, especially gestational hypertension, can cause multi organ imbalance in pregnant women.
Here, Dr Veena Aurangabadwala, Gynaecologist, Zen Multispeciality Hospital, Chembur, has suggested some vital tips people with diabetes or high blood pressure should follow to protect their reproductive health.