Researchers find that ibuprofen tablets affect men's fertility

Here is what a new study has found.

A new study warns ibuprofen tablets could affect men's fertility.

Researchers say six tablets a day impacts the production of sex hormones that is crucial to fertility, the Daily Mail reported.

Constant use of it can cause an erectile dysfunction, muscle loss and even depression.

Men develop compensated hypogonadism, a sexual hormone dysfunction condition, between the ages of 18 and 35.

"Ibuprofen appears to be the preferred pharmaceutical analgesic for long-term chronic pain and arthritis," the research team is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

Adding, "Therefore, it is also of concern that men... may eventually progress to overt primary hypogonadism, which is characterized by low circulating testosterone and prevalent symptoms including reduced libido, reduced muscle mass and strength, and depressed mood and fatigue."

The study's findings come at a time when male infertility has become a big issue. Particularly in western countries, where some counts have drastically plunged over the last 40 years.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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