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Ibuprofen has a negative impact on men's testicles according to new study

Ibuprofen has a negative impact on men's testicles according to new study”

Some of the conditions would normally be associated with older men and smokers, but the group taking part in the study were aged 18 to 35.

Infertility in men can be caused by a variety of factors including trauma, genetic and hormonal disorders, age, weight, smoking, drug and alcohol use, and environmental toxins.

In recent decades, prompted by concerns that men's sperm quality is declining, researchers have looked at things they suspect of potentially disrupting the body's endocrine system - from chemicals in water bottles to WiFi laptops to wearing tight underwear instead of boxers.

This is the maximum limit as directed by the labels of generic ibuprofen products.

Within 14 days, researchers discovered that the men who took ibuprofen experienced a 23 percent increase in levels of a hormone that's secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulates the production of testosterone.

In two weeks, the concentration of testosterone hormone dropped as ibuprofen concentrations grew in the blood of those taking ibuprofen - resulting in the men having a condition known as hypogonadism.

While researchers are welcoming the findings, they also say the most alarming outcomes are unlikely for most people.

"Further studies are required to investigate whether this mild effect of ibuprofen could significantly impair testicular function in terms of testosterone levels, or fertility, after long term use - this study did not examine effects on fertility", explains endocrinologist Ali Abbara from Imperial College London, who wasn't involved in the study. The results aren't yet clear.

'We are concerned about it, particularly for healthy people who don't need to take these drugs.

Compensated hypogonadism is reversible when ibuprofen is taken in a short period of time, Bernard Jégou, a co-author at French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, told CNN.

"I$3 f this serves to remind people that we are really dealing with medical drugs - not with things which are not risky - this would be a good thing".

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