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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Probably not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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