Ibuprofen linked to male infertility

Ibuprofen Might Cause Male Infertility Study Shows			 0					By		Denis Bedoya

Ibuprofen Might Cause Male Infertility Study Shows 0 By Denis Bedoya

Researchers looked at 31 male participants and found that taking ibuprofen reduced production of testosterone by almost a quarter in the space of around six weeks.

The study also investigated several other hormones produced by the testes that were found to be reduced by ibuprofen.

Erma Z. Drobnis, a University of Missouri, Columbia, professor who specializes in fertility, says this study is important, given how common ibuprofen is, even with such a small sample size.

Ibuprofen belongs to a group of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs, that work by blocking the production of hormone-like signaling molecules called prostaglandins, which theoretically reduces pain and inflammation. A control group of 17 men took a placebo instead.

While this effect wasn't permanent, the researchers warned that prolonged use of ibuprofen by men could lead to low testosterone production - which might end up harming their fertility. And now, new research shows that it can cause infertility, erectile dysfunction, muscle atrophy and fatigue in men. This repression results in the elevation of the stimulatory pituitary hormones, resulting in a state of compensated hypogonadism, a disorder associated with adverse reproductive and physical health disorders.

They tracked how ibruprofen affected them, noting that the painkiller can affect your body's hormone levels. The condition arises when the body has to boost levels of testosterone because normal production in the testes has fallen.

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When struggling to get pregnant, couples will immediately try to find the source of the issue, but a small new study has revealed that ibuprofen could be a potential sperm killer, and it's something all trying couples should read. The team focused on ibuprofen and its effects on adults as further research. "Taken together, these in vivo data suggest that ibuprofen induced a state of compensated hypogonadism during the trial..." the study states.

The hormonal imbalance caused compensated hypogonadism, which is a condition linked to decreased male fertility, depression, and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

14 of them were given daily doses of Ibuprofen, which professional and amateur athletes take.

To avoid these side-effects, doctors caution against taking Ibuprofen for more longer than ten days in a row, per the FDA's warning.

The disorder was mild and temporary in the clinical volunteers, researchers told The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom.

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