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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently published a study that suggests daily Ibuprofen use may contribute to an increase in male infertility and a condition known as hypogonadism.

Ibuprofen is a generic over-the-counter drug for the relief of minor aches and pains. Many people use Ibuprofen on a nearly daily basis to relieve discomfort and relax tense muscles.

According to the article,  Regular Ibuprofen Use May Contribute to Male Infertility; Study Says,  written by Jamie Ducharme published by Time, 7 % of American men experience infertility.

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  study saw an increase in levels of the luteinizing hormone in the blood after 14 days of daily ibuprofen use without an increase in testosterone. This ratio of testosterone to luteinizing is a textbook indication of hypogonadism.

Hypogonadism is a condition where the body stops producing sufficient testosterone making the body unable to sustain masculine development. Symptoms of hypogonadism include erectile dysfunction, sterility, and a reduction in sex drive.

Read the full article here: Regular Ibuprofen Use May Contribute to Male Infertility, Study Says.

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