Study Reveals Regular Ibuprofen Use Can To Lead To Male Infertility
Ibuprofen is probably one of the most common painkillers out there.
In a study conducted at the University of Copenhagen, doctors wanted to see how continuous intake of ibuprofen would affect healthy men, and the results were surprising.
The participants were between 18 and 35 years old, and were given 600 mg of ibuprofen twice a day for six weeks.
The patients actually developed a condition known as hypogonadism, which normally only occurs in elderly men. It appeared in a mild form, but it was enough to affect male fertility.
There has been an increase of athletes using ibuprofen in excess, with many taking it every single day.
The ibuprofen causes the levels of testosterone to fall, but the pituitary gland tries to make up for this so it activates other hormones to stimulate the production.
In the body the pituitary gland kicks in to compensate for this, but the brain is pushing more to get the same amount of testosterone. If you go on and stress the pituitary gland over the long term, this state could become permanent and you develop a more serious condition.”
The researchers recommended taking ibuprofen for no longer than the 10 days.