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Painkillers can lead to significant health effects in case of overconsumption. But a study brought to light something unexpected.

Ibuprofen is an indispensable part of the German medicine cabinet. It is cheap, over the counter – and is considered a safe painkiller. Even doctors write it down to their patients with various complaints. At the same time, these warn against not taking them too long. Often it is advised to swallow ibuprofen only in an acute situation – and only for a short time.

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Study reveals: Ibuprofen can make you infertile in the long run

This also has important reasons – after all, painkillers can permanently lead to health problems. How much does that show Study by an international research team, This led to the conclusion in 2018 that ibuprofen may lead to infertility in men. The researchers reported in the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" (PNAS).

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Allegedly, the analgesic can manipulate the hormone production in the male gonads, which stimulates the reproductive hormone Lutropin so that an imbalance arises. This in turn affects the production of the sex hormone testosteronefrom which finally a diminished fertility follows. However, the researchers added that this would only be the case if regular high-dose intake was used.

The analgesic aspirin is even suspected of damaging the baby's brain during pregnancy,

Depression, impotence and cardiovascular disease after only a short time

About 31 men between the ages of 18 and 35 years should have participated in the study. 14 subjects should about 600 milligrams of ibuprofen daily while the rest swallowed placebos.

After only 14 days, according to the scientists were first hormonal changes which are blamed for impotence, depression and even cardiovascular disease. But the strong sex may breathe easy: those who take the remedy only for a short time, so the researchers, he has nothing to fear.

also read: This doctor also warns about ibuprofen and even claims that it is more harmful than morphine.

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