Does Potassium and Sodium Affect Your Fertility?

by Dr. Manika Khanna Gaudium IVF Centre

Do you know, Potassium and Sodium, both, are deeply connected with one’s fertility? According to the IVF clinics in India, a fair amount of sodium and potassium is necessary for good fertility health for men as well as women.

Potassium is an essential mineral salt, important for almost all the bodily functions including maintaining the pH balance and enzyme activities throughout the body. Potassium not only helps you in maintaining electrolyte balance in the body but also helps in the better cell function along with sodium. Apart from the above, potassium also happens to be one of the most important components of male semen.

However, a lot of people are known to be suffering from potassium deficiency, also known as low potassium or hypokalemia.  Low potassium levels can be an indication of infertility. Most of the women with ovarian cysts are likely to be suffering from potassium deficiency.

While 4,700 mg of potassium intake is recommended on a daily basis for a normal human being, it may still result in potassium deficiency if the sodium intake is more. This is, mainly, because the consumption of sodium results in excretion of potassium from one’s body. Therefore, though sodium and potassium are both essential for bodily functions and maintaining fertility, the right balance of both is extremely important.

Sodium, too, is a vital salt necessary for maintaining the fluid levels in one’s body. It is important for enzyme activities, chemical reactions and production of hormones, apart from the other bodily functions. Apart from these, it is also essential for the development of foetus. It plays an important role in case of people trying to conceive. Consumption of 1000-1200 mg of sodium is more than enough for healthy adults.

Considering the necessity of potassium in one’s fertility health, it is of utmost importance for one to have foods rich in potassium like tomatoes, oranges, peaches, bananas, spinach, coconut water, sweet potato and apricots. Adding a pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt, which is rich in more than 84 minerals, can also of great help in maintaining the potassium levels. Given that sodium is also essential to maintain one’s fertility, one can consume diet rich in sodium like carrots, spinach, celery and the likes. However, if you wish to consume supplements to boost your potassium or sodium level, it is advisable to consult the best IVF doctor in India since excess of either can be extremely harmful not only for your fertility but also for your overall health.

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