Aims: The aim of this work was to report on a heavy drinker whose azoospermia was reversed after alcohol withdrawal. We also review the literature on links between alcohol consumption and azoospermia. Method: This study is a clinical case report and a literature review. Results: Two years after alcohol withdrawal, a child was born following assisted reproduction technique.
Can Alcohol Abuse Affect Male Fertility?
Semen quality and alcohol intake: a systematic review and meta-analysis
After coming home from a stressful day at work, cracking open a fresh, cold beer to relax can be tempting. But a new study published in BMJ Open suggests that even a moderate weekly alcohol intake of five units is linked to lower sperm quality in men who are otherwise healthy. According to the research team, including Prof. Tina Kold Jensen of the University of Southern Denmark, previous studies conducted in animals have suggested that alcohol could have a direct impact on sperm quality. To conduct their study, they assessed 1, Danish men aged , who underwent a medical exam for military service between The assessment included questions about how much alcohol the men drank in the week before their exam, whether this was typical, how often they binge drank defined as more than five units in one sitting , and whether they had been drunk in the preceding month. Additionally, the men provided a semen sample and a blood sample, which assessed their reproductive hormone levels.
Men: moderate weekly alcohol consumption could lower sperm quality
Resources and videos. Many things can damage your sperm, including being overweight, smoking, older age, and exposure to harmful chemicals. Being overweight can reduce your fertility because it lowers your sperm quality, including sperm count and movement.
Many people are familiar with the fact that alcohol abuse can cause a number of health problems. However, not everyone knows that regular abuse of alcohol can also negatively impact male fertility. Seeking treatment, such as at a program offered by Vertava Health, is the best way to overcome alcohol addiction and improve overall health.