Should men be careful with ibuprofenum medications?

The research was carried out by the Institute for Environmental and Occupational Health Research in France and one of its authors is Bernard Jegon. It was he, together with his French and Danish colleagues, who decided to examine the effects of the very popular light analgesics, including ibuprofenum and paracetamolum, on the painkillers. The first results of these studies were published some time ago and it is clear from them that the use of these drugs by women awaiting the birth of a baby can have an impact on the testicles of male foetuses.

Kernels are associated primarily as an organ that is responsible for the production of sperm, but this is not the end of their influence on the male body. It is there that testosterone is also secreted, not without a reason called the hormonal essence of masculinity. Painkillers can therefore be described as anti-male without fear of being accused of being exaggerated. They can disrupt the testosterone production process, which is very dangerous.

The scale of the problem is not small, mainly because we are dealing with easily accessible medicines. The researchers therefore decided to test 31 volunteers, men between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four. Gentlemen who were to check how ibuprofenum works were divided into two groups. Fourteen of them received 600 mg of this substance twice a day, while the others were given placebo. After two weeks it turned out that the level of lutropine, the hormone that is supposed to stimulate testosterone production in the testicles, started to synchronize with the level of ibuprofenum in the blood. At the same time, the ratio of testosterone to lutropine has declined, which in medicine is considered a sign that the testicles do not work as they should. This type of reproductive system defect is hypogonadism, which very often leads not only to infertility but also to depression and even an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

World Health Organization statistics confirm that, worldwide, after five years of continuous effort, one in four families is looking forward to having children. We also have studies saying that in 2010 the problem of infertility affected as much as fifteen percent of couples. It is estimated that in 30 to 50 percent of cases it is not the woman who is responsible, but the man. This is in line with other studies indicating that the quality of male sperm has significantly deteriorated over the last forty years.

Commentary on the latest research has given, among other things, Erma Z. Little bit from the University of Missouri, which has been dealing with infertility for a long time. It points out, inter alia, that the vast majority of medicines are not tested for their impact on male fertility before being placed on the market. This problem does not only concern analgesics, but also psychotropic drugs and antidepressants. Worse still, doctors recommending patients to take them rarely warn of the risk of possible side effects.