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Does drinking too much alcohol lower your sperm count?

Does drinking too much alcohol lower your sperm count?

Yes, it can: Heavy drinking can ultimately reduce testosterone levels, which in turn may reduce not only sperm counts, but increase the number of abnormal sperm, and affect sperm motility, which may prevent sperm from reaching the egg. Lowered testosterone may also reduce sexual desire and potency, decreasing the ability to have successful intercourse and ejaculate. ...Read more

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This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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Can drinking alcohol to excess lower sperm count? Smoking & drugs too?

Can drinking alcohol to excess lower sperm count? Smoking & drugs too?

Yes to all three: Moderate to heavy alcohol drinking, smoking or chewing tobacco, and drugs including marijuana and opiates, both illegal and prescription painkillers, can all reduce sperm numbers and/or quality. ...Read more

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How to increase sperm count..? I do drink twice a week. .. Anything other than quitting alcohol..

How to increase sperm count..? I do drink twice a week. .. Anything other than quitting alcohol..

Sperm ct: Have a hormonal evaluation(check testosterone, estrogen, prolactin, thyroid, fsh, lh0. If these are normal, try low dose clomophene(25 mgs 3x aweek) for 3months, and re-evaluate your sperm ct . This may help. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol a lot make you have low sperm count?

Can drinking alcohol a lot make you have low sperm count?

Yes: A beer or so or a glass of wine or a shot of whiskey will have very little effect on sprrm and semen vol. However, lots of booze will lower your libido, lower semen volume, affect normalcy of sperm, lower your fertility index( that is the probability of your sperm being strong enough to penetrate the egg . Some evidence points to higher birth defects in heavy drinkers. ...Read more

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Will taking 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) daily affect my sperm count/fertilily in any way? Also, will drinking alcohol affect my sperm count/fertility?

Will taking 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) daily affect my sperm count/fertilily in any way? Also, will drinking alcohol affect my sperm count/fertility?

Xanax (alprazolam) is addicting : While Xanax (alprazolam) may not lower your sperm count it can most certainly over time decrease your libido (desire for sex). However the main issue with longterm use of drugs in this class (benzodiazepines) and in particular Xanax (alprazolam), is their addictive potential. Use with care, and I'd recommend not daily but only as you need. ...Read more

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Why does drinking too much alcohol cause skin breakouts?

Why does drinking too much alcohol cause skin breakouts?

Vitamin deficiencies: I presume that part of it is related to the fact that drinkers absorb fewer b vitamins, specifically folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol destroy villous epithelial cells?

Can drinking too much alcohol destroy villous epithelial cells?

Intestinal Damage: I don't think so but it can damage them and interfere with functioning. I would be much more concerned about the lining of the mouth, esophagus and stomach especially with chronic alcoholism. ...Read more

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Could going to church help me stop drinking too much alcohol ?

Could going to church help me stop drinking too much alcohol ?

Not just going....: People find their way out of chemical dependency in many ways, including increasing their spiritual/religious observances. However, the mere act of "going" is not likely to have a major effect. People drink/drug because they are in some kind of pain, usually old trauma, and untreated underlying emotional/psychological issues. Church can be helpful, but mental health workers also help - use both! ...Read more

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Can drinking too much alcohol in a setting triggers hypertension?

Can drinking too much alcohol in a setting triggers hypertension?

It will not: cause long term high blood pressure. If you binge drink. The stress may cause you blood pressure to rise short term. But drinking steady over a long period of time can also be harmful ...Read more

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