Can Alcoholism Cause Infertility?

Can Alcoholism Cause Infertility?

Yes, alcoholism can cause infertility. Alcoholism can damage the reproductive system in both men and women, making it difficult or impossible to conceive. In men, alcoholism can cause erectile dysfunction and low sperm count. In women, alcoholism can damage the ovaries and fallopian tubes, making it difficult to get pregnant. If you’re struggling with alcoholism, getting treatment can improve your fertility.

It’s no secret that drinking too much alcohol can lead to all sorts of health problems. Alcoholism can cause liver damage, cancer, and even death. But did you know that alcoholism can also cause infertility?

Studies have shown that men who drink heavily are more likely to have lower levels of testosterone, which can lead to infertility. Alcohol can also damage the DNA in sperm, making it more difficult for a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus.

Women who drink heavily are also at risk for infertility. Alcohol can damage the eggs and make it more difficult for the fertilized egg to implant in the uterus. Heavy drinking can also lead to early menopause, which can cause infertility.

If you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s important to cut back on your alcohol intake. If you’re struggling with alcoholism, there are many resources available to help you get sober.

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Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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