Danish and French researchers say the use of Ibuprofen can alter the testicular physiology of men and consequently lead to infertility.
Taking ibruprofen could negatively affect your sex life, a new study reveals.
A popular pain medication often popped by men who suffer minors aches and pains related to sports may be linked to infertility, according to a new study. The men were then divided into two groups, 14 in an ibuprofen group and 17 in a placebo group. In the men receiving ibuprofen, levels of luteinizing hormone were up, and the ratio of testosterone to luteinizing hormone dropped.
While the study sample was a relatively small one, the researchers noted that its findings have been independently confirmed from isolated cells, and earlier studies had suggested potential issues with men's sexual health and the drug. Within two weeks, males taking the pain reliever developed a hormone imbalance called compensated hypogonadism, The Guardian reported.
Aspirin, the best-selling NSAID on the US market, was initially linked to stomach problems but was thought to be otherwise safe.
Ibuprofen subjects were given 600 mg twice a day, or the equivalent of three pills. Sold under the brand names Advil or Motrin, ibuprofen is a member of the class of drugs known as NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). 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. He said that the safety of Ibuprofen has been proven by decades of study and real-world use. The team focused on ibuprofen and its effects on adults as further research. Hypogonadism is associated with impaired fertility, depression, heart failure, and stroke. This amount was used to represent the dose taken by athletes to manage pain. LH's job is to stimulate the production of testosterone, so higher levels of LH without corresponding higher levels of testosterone could suggest an issue in the way the body's hormones are functioning.
While "it is sure" that the hormonal effects in the study participants who used ibuprofen for only a short time are reversible, it's unknown whether this is true after long-term ibuprofen use, study co-author Bernard Jegou, director of the Institute of Research in Environmental and Occupational Health in France, told CNN.
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