A Study Has Linked Ibruprofen To Male Infertility, But Don't Freak Out

10 January 2018, 12:24 | Robert Harris

A Study Has Linked Ibruprofen To Male Infertility, But Don't Freak Out

A Study Has Linked Ibruprofen To Male Infertility, But Don't Freak Out

Researchers came to this somewhat disturbing conclusion after splitting 31 male test subjects between the ages of 18 and 35 into two groups; they gave one group ibuprofen, and the other group a placebo.

Taking ibruprofen could negatively affect your sex life, a new study reveals.

"Our immediate concern is for the fertility of men who use these drugs for a long time", said David Møbjerg Kristensen at the University of Copenhagen.

Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory that's commonly used to treat fevers and pain.

Half the group took 600mg of ibuprofen twice a day - the maximum recommended dose in the U.S.is 800mg up to four times a day - for 2 weeks.

The condition is normally seen in older men and smokers, and is caused by the body having to boost testosterone levels because normal production in the testes is insufficient. And now, new research shows that it can cause infertility, erectile dysfunction, muscle atrophy and fatigue in men.

They tracked how ibruprofen affected them, noting that the painkiller can affect your body's hormone levels.

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As it relieves pain, ibuprofen may also diminish male fertility, according to a small but compelling new study. That works out to three ibuprofen tablets per day if you're taking a typical 200mg/tablet product.

This is a problem, as the function of LH is to stimulate the production of testosterone, and not to significantly surpass testosterone levels.

Advil and Motrin are two brand names for ibuprofen. He said that the safety of Ibuprofen has been proven by decades of study and real-world use. The resulting imbalance produced a condition called compensated hypogonadism, which is associated with lower fertility, depression and an increased risk for cardiovascular events like strokes or heart failures. The team focused on ibuprofen and its effects on adults as further research.

Fortunately, the condition went away in the volunteers when they stopped taking the medication.

Compensated hypogonadism is typically found in elderly men and has been associated with reproductive and physical disorders, according to the researchers. In both cases, ibuprofen had a direct effect on the testicles.

"These are the first-ever results to show a link between ibuprofen and fertility", Bernard Jegou, a senior scientist at the French Medical Research Council and the school of public health at the Research Institute for Environmental and Occupational Health in France, who coordinated the study, told The Telegraph.



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