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Infertility and Alcoholism

Jul 31, 2008
Many people are aware of the problems that arise as a result of alcohol but a little known consequence affecting alcoholic women is that of infertility. Studies have proven that a woman who has battled alcohol in any amount during any point of their lives can face potential infertility issues. Some women have found it difficult to even conceive while others have had pregnancies ending in miscarriage without ever being able to successfully carry a baby. Those women who do carry a baby to term many times experience complications during and after childbirth for both themselves and their baby.

Women need to know all of the infertility dangers associated with being an alcoholic or even just a "moderate" drinker. An over consumption of alcohol can interfere with or even stop the ovulation cycle resulting in the inability to conceive. Another outcome of alcoholism a woman faces is that of increased levels of estrogen and progesterone.

Alcoholism affects fertility in not just women but men also. Men who would one day like to have children face their own set of risks from their addiction. Alcohol can lead men to having sperm that is abnormally shaped and cannot fertilize a woman's egg and can even lead to impotency. This can have profound effects on a man's mental health in addition to his physical health. A man can feel inadequate, unworthy and even less of a man as a result of infertility.

Men need to be aware that alcohol can in fact destroy the sperm producing cells at the same time having an effect on the hormone levels throughout the body. Should you want to have your own children in the future, you must at least slow down your drinking today if not stop altogether. Reducing alcohol consumption will increase the chance of having children one day.

If you or someone that you love are struggling with alcoholism, it is so important to know all of the damage that can be caused due to alcohol related illnesses and conditions. Do some research on the internet, or talk to others who are going through what you are going through, sometimes that can be quite comforting.

The important thing is to get help now, do not put it off any longer. You have many treatment options but first and foremost you have to admit to yourself that there is a problem, then your journey for good health can continue and be a success.
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