Written by Ben Bunting: BA(Hons), PGCert.
Has anyone considered how does asthma medication affect male fertility? Is there an underlying link? It's true that asthma medication can affect sperm motility and quality, but there is also evidence that it can lower testosterone levels, which are important factors for male fertility. So, is asthma medication a good idea for male fertility? If so, what should you look out for? Read on to learn more. Here are some common myths about asthma medication and male fertility.
Asthma medication improves sperm motility
Studies have shown that certain types of asthma medications improve sperm motility. One of these medications, a Chinese medicinal powder known as Jiawei Shengjiang Powder, reduces inflammatory response in the testicles, leading to improved sperm motility and male fertility. Although the exact mechanism is not known, it may be related to the regulation of TNF, IL-6, and insulin genes.
One treatment for asthma, known as bronchodilator, increases sperm motility. Quercetin, a phenolic compound found in many plants, inhibits TNF-a, a protein that increases the risk of asthenospermia and other conditions. Quercetin has many pharmacological effects, including improving sperm motility.
The intake of vitamins E and C is known to enhance sperm quality. Vitamin E and C co-administration increases seminal oxidative stability and has been shown to improve sperm motility. In addition, folic acid and zinc can improve male fertility. Some vitamins, such as vitamin C and E, are also helpful in improving sperm quality. While dietary factors cannot be directly attributed to male fertility, they can be helpful.
There are numerous clinical drugs that are being studied for treating male infertility. However, the use of drugs for treating male infertility is still at an exploratory stage, and no reliable evidence is available. Asthma medication was not a positive control drug in these studies, but HE staining confirmed that asthma medication improved sperm motility. Furthermore, asthma medication improved sperm count and motility.
While the effects of a prescription drug on sperm motility are generally temporary, the long-term effect of these medications on the immune system and ovary function is permanent. Asthma medication should not be used for long periods of time. Instead, a couple should consider seeing a fertility specialist before trying to conceive. Most couples will conceive within a year or six months of starting medications, with an increased chance of success when it comes to conceiving.
Asthma medication improves spermotility and ovarian reserve in men with allergic rhinitis. Inhalation allergens like house dust mites are not associated with lower sperm quality, and a study done at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in 2007 reported statistically significant differences in the head, tail, and tail defects of these patients. However, dogs and cats did not affect sperm quality.
Studies have found that vitamin C, an antioxidant, can improve sperm motility and concentration. A typical dosage of this vitamin is 200-300 mg daily. CoQ10 supplements are free of genetically modified ingredients and preservatives. In addition, CoQ10 has positive effects on sperm motility. These effects can be seen in men suffering from asthma and asthenozoospermia.
One study compared the parameters of sperm in men with and without allergic reactions to common inhaled allergens. The data were analyzed using statistical analysis methods. The study was designed to determine whether allergy affects sperm quality. It is unclear if asthma medication can affect fertility, but it might contribute to lower sperm quality. This study did not control for other factors that may affect sperm quality.
Smoking is another factor that reduces sperm quality. It decreases spermatozooid viability, concentration, motility, and total count. This is one of the most common causes of reduced sperm quality. It has also been linked to low fertility in pregnant women. Exposure to secondhand smoke may also reduce sperm quality. Marijuana and anabolic steroids may also interfere with sperm quality.
Some people use prescription medications to address inflammation and suppress the immune system, including steroids. But despite the known dangers of these medications, people may try to bypass these side effects by combining several medications at once. Although this practice may be unsafe and potentially harmful, it may have some positive effects on sperm quality parameters and overall fertility. Asthma medication may be necessary for managing asthma, but it does have potential to reduce sperm quality. It may also be beneficial to use other medications for male fertility.
A combination of JWSJP and a drug called dantrolamine is known to significantly improve sperm motility in a male with anaphylaxis. This effect may be due to changes in the expression of related proteins, such as TNF and IL6. The exact mechanism is unknown, but the result is significant. It may also be related to the expression of other related proteins, including insulin and JWSJP.
COVID-19 may also affect male fertility. However, the effect may depend on the severity of the disease and other factors. The study used a small cohort of patients. In vitro methods are the most reliable for diagnosis. Some defects could be gathered with the direct influence of specific IgE and IgG antibodies. Another limitation of the study was that it did not evaluate other potential causes of male infertility. The results did not include hormonal, immunology, or karyotype assessment.
Certain pollutants can affect sperm quality. Exposure to pesticides is another factor that may affect male fertility. These chemicals can drift into the air and be unknowingly breathed in. Therefore, it is best to avoid exposure to pesticides or use protective clothing when handling them. To reduce the risk of contamination, invest in replaceable charcoal filters. These filters can help reduce toxicity and improve sperm quality.
It decreases testosterone production
Studies have shown that male hormones like testosterone may protect against asthma. Specifically, testosterone decreases the production of a type of immune cell that triggers allergic asthma. Moreover, testosterone has been shown to lower the number of lung innate type 2 cells and reduce inflammation in mice. These findings may pave the way for new types of asthma medications. Here is a brief review of the study findings. This article is a summary of some of the most important findings.
While women produce less testosterone than men, it's still believed that this hormone plays an important role in asthma development and severity. Asthma medications that block testosterone production may be beneficial in treating asthma in women. The hormone also preserves the number of regulatory cells in the blood, which may contribute to the development of asthma. Regulation cells are a type of white blood cell that mature in the thymus gland and roam the blood looking for invading organisms.
High serum levels of free testosterone are associated with decreased risk of hospitalisation and physician-diagnosed asthma. In addition, elevated testosterone levels were associated with lower FEV1 and FVC in men and asthmatic women, and were negatively associated with hospitalisation for asthma. However, these findings need further study to prove their benefits in humans. Please note that any information in this article is presented for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as fact, regardless of the available studies.
Asthma inhalers are one of the most common medications for the condition, they often cotain steroids such as prednisone or bronchodilator. However, the effects of testosterone on lung function are unknown, so these medications are not an appropriate choice for all asthmatics. In addition, women with asthma are more likely to develop adverse drug reactions to some medications. Ultimately, it's likely that these studies will lead to more effective and safer treatments and eventually a cure. And as you can see, testosterone and asthma research is worth the effort.
The study included men and women, and its findings suggest that asthma medications may affect testosterone production in both genders. The study also found that men with asthma were more likely to be younger, not smokers, and had lower serum-free testosterone levels than men without the disease. There is also some evidence that men's asthma may be more severe than women's.
The study used the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey database to collect data. Serum testosterone levels were measured in a total of 7584 patients, ranging from 1 to 80 years old. Of these, sixty-one had a diagnosis of current asthma. Using logistic regression analysis, the association between serum testosterone and current asthma prevalence was determined. The results suggest that asthma medications may not only improve asthma symptoms, but also improve a patient's quality of life.