Ibuprofen is a common over the counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Ibuprofen has many side effects such as stomach bleeding, and even increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease.
These side effects and others are the reason someone should not take more than your recommended dose.
Here’s another reason not to take Ibuprofen. A study showed that ibuprofen use in men led to (i) elevation of LH; (ii) a decreased testosterone/LH ratio and, to a lesser degree, a decreased inhibin B/FSH ratio; and (iii) a reduction in the levels of the Sertoli cell hormone AMH. The decrease in the free testosterone/LH ratio resulted primarily from the increased LH levels, revealing that testicular responsiveness to gonadotropins likely declined during the ibuprofen exposure.
That sound pretty scary. A over the counter can effect a males sex hormones. What man wants lower testosterone?
If you have pain that requires taking over the counter medication pain killers for a long time , you might want to try so else. Chiropractic is a safe drug free approach. Call our office and make an appointment .