Embryologist Goral Gandhi Talks: The impact of pollution on Fertility in India
Dr Goral Gandhi talks about the harmful effects of increasing air pollution on male fertility
Infertility, in addition to many other health issues, is rising with the increase in non-communicable diseases, related environment as well as gene factors, in India. There may be countless reasons catering to this issues while many other cases are also linked to lifestyle factors.
According to the best embryologist in India, Goral Gandhi, infertility is a rapidly increasing problem. Other surveys have also noticed infertility affecting among ten and fourteen percent of the Indian population, with higher rates in urban areas where one out of six couples is impacted. Dr. Goral Gandhi explains that the rise in adverse environmental changes along with rise in ratio of infertility is no coincidence. It has also been mentioned by the best embryologist in India that many of the risk factors for developing conditions as a result of pollution may also increase the risk of infertility. Increased levels of air pollution, especially over prolonged periods of time, can have adverse effect on human health. Recent evidence has noted that even a short stay in a polluted Indian city has a measurable impact on health. For those who live in India’s metros, prolonged exposure is unavoidable. In particular relation to infertility, recent studies have found air pollution to reduce sperm quality in males. This is notable, as in India, more men have been found to be affected by fertility issues than women, implicating pollution as a possible explanation.
“Male infertility is often ignored while around fifty percent of infertility among couples is related to reproductive anomalies or disorders in the male. Therefore, it is imperative that male infertility is evaluated properly,” says Goral Gandhi, a notable authority in the field of IVF and ART A range of other factors can have an impact on both male and female fertility, with many of these factors increasing in prevalence across India. Goral Gandhi explains that diabetes can be a critical factor for infertility — particularly when poorly managed. The condition is becoming ever more common across India due to a combination of the inherent genetic risk factor among the population, as well as lifestyle factors such as poor diets and lack of exercise.
Other factors, such as obesity, nutrient malnutrition, smoking and alcohol use, along with constant stress and lack of sleep, all contribute to the potential for infertility.
India could benefit from public awareness campaigns to address these issues, as it would begin to tackle the problems associated with infertility.