VIDEO: Happy Ovaries: How to Keep Them at Their Best

To look after your body is important regardless of your gender. However, it’s not only the outside that matters, but also the inside, especially your reproductive organs.

Today we are going to talk about the ovaries which are part of the female reproductive system. The U.S. National Library of Medicine says that: “Women have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries produce and store a woman’s eggs. During ovulation, an ovary releases an egg. If that egg is fertilized by a sperm, a pregnancy can occur. Ovaries also make the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. When a woman goes through menopause, her ovaries stop making those hormones and releasing eggs.”

So ovaries play a very important role in a woman’s body, therefore it’s crucial to keep them healthy. For starters, you need to understand which factors can affect the overall health of your ovaries, as well as what you can do to keep them healthy.

Things That Put Your Ovaries at Risk

1. Obesity

This affects everything in your body, and apart from metabolism it also alters the hormones, disturbing the endocrine system and consequently causing changes in menstruation. This hormonal change could also lead to the development of ovarian cysts.

2. Genetics

Genetics plays an important role in our health, since family history can tell us what kind of diseases we could develop in the future. This includes diseases associated with the female reproductive system, like ovarian cancer.

3. Having Children at an Older Age

Not all women have children at the same age their mothers or grandmothers did. Nowadays, factors as jobs, stress and others make women wait to have children until after 30.

4. High Fat Consumption

A diet that is high in fats can lead to the development of tumors. A healthy and balanced diet is an important part of a happy life.

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