Ibuprofen Was Just Linked to Male Infertility

Ibuprofen Was Just Linked to Male Infertility

In March a year ago, Danish research showed that taking it increased the chances of a cardiac arrest by 31 percent. With testosterone and luteinizing hormones out of whack, the subjects in the trial taking the ibuprofen developed a form of "hypogonadism", which is usually prevalent in older men and is associated with male infertility and other health effects, including fatigue and depression.

Ibuprofen has been linked to fertility problems in men.

For short-term ibuprofen use the effects of compensated hypogonadism are reversible, however the researchers state how it is unknown whether these effects are reversible for long-term ibuprofen use.

'Several studies have shown mild analgesics exposure during foetal life is associated with anti-androgenic effects and congenital malformations.

Dr Kristensen said said painkillers such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen are among the most commonly drugs worldwide.

The painkiller does not affect testosterone directly - but sex hormones that regulate testosterone's production.

Ibuprofen, a drug used to treat fever and pain, has been found to have a negative impact on the testicles of young men.


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.

As it relieves pain, ibuprofen may also diminish male fertility, according to a small but compelling new study.

Since the study was conducted over a short period of time, coauthor Bernard Jégou explained that the participants can recover from the condition. "The safety and efficacy of active ingredients in these products has been well documented and supported by decades of scientific study and real-world use".

People who take strong doses of the drugs - called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - are the most at risk, the Canadian researchers found.

The good news is that the problems required multiple weeks of constant ibuprofen use, so there's no indication that handling the odd muscle ache or hangover with ibuprofen will cause problems.

After 14 days blood tests showed that there was an 18% decrease in testosterone in those taking ibuprofen. "It is sure that these effects are reversible", he said. Before he stepped down in November 2016 "he asked players about their use of over-the-counter painkillers and found that almost half of those who played in the past three World Cups took anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, every day", says The Guardian.

Related Articles

  • Nissan Introduces Brain-to-Vehicle Technology

    Nissan Introduces Brain-to-Vehicle Technology

    Nissan will reveal the B2V system has part of a broader Intelligent Mobility announcement at Consumer Electronics Show this month.
    Jury convicts Turkish banker in Iran sanctions evasion scheme

    Jury convicts Turkish banker in Iran sanctions evasion scheme

    The government's star witness, the flamboyant Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, testified against Atilla. Turkish banker Hakan Atilla was found guilty in a USA court of violating Washington's sanctions against Iran.
    Gucci Just Opened Their First Restaurant In Florence, Italy

    Gucci Just Opened Their First Restaurant In Florence, Italy

    The interior of the restaurant is created to make its great cuisine stand out - and references Gucci's cultural heritage. Bathed in a soothing yet striking shade of green, the Gucci Osteria is helmed by celebrated chef Massimo Bottura.
  • Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview 01/11/18

    Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview 01/11/18

    What TV channel is showing Iowa-Illinois? The only larger comeback was a rally from a 22-point margin in a 1987 game in Champaign. In the most recent matchup, IL won 70-66. "We've got to put it all together and play a full game of 40 minutes".
    PUBG Xbox One exclusive update out

    PUBG Xbox One exclusive update out

    PST on January 16 to share tips on inventory management and showcase UX shortcuts and features on the Xbox One controller. According to official statistics, the game of Minecraft to date, sold nearly 27.6 million worldwide.
    Chris Christie: New Jersey better off after tenure

    Chris Christie: New Jersey better off after tenure

    After the election, Christie served briefly as the head of the transition team before he was demoted. Nevertheless, Christie told NJ.com he is pleased with the way his eight years as governor went.
  • How Your Favorite Celebs Rang in 2018

    How Your Favorite Celebs Rang in 2018

    Gomez and her friends reportedly had a quiet dinner party Sunday night (December 31), and Bieber stopped by. As the publication noted, Gomez and Bieber have actually vacationed in Cabo together before.
    Tottenam's Georges-Kevin Nkoudou loan to Burnley a win-win move

    Tottenam's Georges-Kevin Nkoudou loan to Burnley a win-win move

    It is being suggested that Spurs winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is close to a loan move to Burnley for the rest of the season. Two of those came in the Champions League, including a goalscoring appearance against Apoel Nicosia at Wembley in December.
    Pistons, Jazz Interested In Deal With Bulls

    Pistons, Jazz Interested In Deal With Bulls

    Chicago collected seven straight wins from December 8-20 upon Mirotic returning from injuries suffered in the altercation. Johnson has also reported that the Jazz have expressed "preliminary interest" in the forward, but nothing is imminent.
  • Prosecutors say Mac spyware stole millions of user images over 13 years

    Prosecutors say Mac spyware stole millions of user images over 13 years

    Further, authorities say that he also used stolen credentials to access and download users' data from third-party websites. Moreover, he saved millions of images and kept detailed notes of what he discovered.
    Shilpa cries after Akash gets evicted

    Shilpa cries after Akash gets evicted

    Akash Dadlani , the insane contestant of the Bigg Boss 11 house, was recently evicted during the midnight eviction. It has to be recalled that Akash was quite close to Arshi, he hugged her, kissed her and even shared the same bed.
    Mike Tyson Has a New Business, a 40-Acre Marijuana Farm

    Mike Tyson Has a New Business, a 40-Acre Marijuana Farm

    The facilities will also include a Tyson Cultivation School created to teach growers the latest methods in cannabis production. Tyson Ranch will be located in California City , a remote desert town 60 miles away from Death Valley.