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Impaired fertility in men addicted to alcohol

Agnieszka Czerwińska, Tomasz Pawłowski
Seksuologia Polska 2018;16(2).

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Vol 16, No 2 (2018)
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Abstract

The aim of this review is to discuss the compulsive use of alcohol and the occurrence of sexual dysfunctions in men, as well as their impact on fertility. 

It will examine the effect of alcohol dose, duration of use on the occurrence of changes at the gonadal and hormonal levels. The importance of the time of maintaining abstinence in the reversibility of changes caused by chronic alcohol use at the systemic level will also be discussed.

Understanding the mechanisms leading to sexual dysfunction at the cellular, hormonal and psychosocial levels can contribute to the improvement of diagnostic methods and the implementation of preventive and curative activities, as compulsive alcohol consumption is one of the modifiable risk factors for male infertility.

Abstract

The aim of this review is to discuss the compulsive use of alcohol and the occurrence of sexual dysfunctions in men, as well as their impact on fertility. 

It will examine the effect of alcohol dose, duration of use on the occurrence of changes at the gonadal and hormonal levels. The importance of the time of maintaining abstinence in the reversibility of changes caused by chronic alcohol use at the systemic level will also be discussed.

Understanding the mechanisms leading to sexual dysfunction at the cellular, hormonal and psychosocial levels can contribute to the improvement of diagnostic methods and the implementation of preventive and curative activities, as compulsive alcohol consumption is one of the modifiable risk factors for male infertility.

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Keywords

alcohol addiction, male fertility, infertility, sexual dysfunction, reproductive ability, sperm parameters, hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axes

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Title

Impaired fertility in men addicted to alcohol

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

Issue

Vol 16, No 2 (2018)

Bibliographic record

Seksuologia Polska 2018;16(2).

Keywords

alcohol addiction
male fertility
infertility
sexual dysfunction
reproductive ability
sperm parameters
hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axes

Authors

Agnieszka Czerwińska
Tomasz Pawłowski

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