Illegal Drugs and Their Affect on Your Fertility

Illegal Drugs and Their Affect on Your Fertility

We all know that drugs are bad. They can negatively impact your health, your emotional state, your relationships with friends and family, and even your finances. Drugs can affect every aspect of your life in a negative way. That is even true for your fertility. Read on to find out more about how illegal drugs can affect your fertility. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Heroin

Heroin can affect your fertility in a big way. Heroin creates problems with a woman’s menstrual cycle, making it difficult to become pregnant. Heroin suppresses the immune system and makes it easier for men and women to contract diseases that can lead to infertility. Heroin also sometimes lead to shared needles which can increase the risk of contracting STD’s. STD’s can often lead to long term fertility problems. If a woman does manage to become pregnant while on Heroin, the effect on the unborn baby can be devastating.

Cocaine

In men, cocaine use can lead to low sperm counts and poor sperm motility, making it harder to get pregnant. In women, cocaine disrupts the menstrual cycle and makes it harder for a woman to get pregnant. Cocaine can also lead to tubal abnormalities in women that can cause long term fertility damage.

Steroids

Steroids can cause huge problems for fertility in both men and women. In men, steroids decrease a man’s sexual function. A man’s sperm production can be affected, and he can suffer from erectile dysfunction and other problems that make pregnancy impossible. In women, steroids can even completely stop ovulation.

Marijuana

Marijuana can lead to ovulatory problems in women, which can make it more difficult to get pregnant. Marijuana can also decrease sperm counts in men, which can make conception more difficult. Marijuana, like all illegal drugs can also impair your immune system and make it harder for you to fight off infections that could lead to fertility problems down the road.

If you use drugs

If you are using illegal drugs and you want to get pregnant, it is very important that you get help right away. Prolonged use of illegal drugs can make it impossible to get pregnant at all. Talk with a doctor or counselor about how to get help with drug addiction. You most definitely want to stop using drugs before getting pregnant, because drug use during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, or horrible birth defects.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)