Drinking alcohol has both advantages and disadvantages for your body, and excessive drinking can only cause your body to collapse.
Manager Huang is young and promising, good at management, and the company's business is thriving. I saw him wearing a suit and shoes on weekdays, often visiting high-end hotels and restaurants, and over time, he developed an amazing capacity for alcohol, becoming a "victorious general" at banquets, which was admired by his peers. He was also proud of this.
Recently, however, Manager Huang has been plagued by an unspeakable affliction - he has developed impotence. He had to go to the hospital with his wife. After detailed inquiry and examination, the doctor's "prescription" was a short and clear sentence: "Quit bars!"
"Isn't alcohol refreshing?" he asked in reply, and all men who are addicted to alcohol actually share such a "heroic insight.".
"Alcohol not only harms the body, but also harms the nature!" The doctor's words remained so concise and unquestionable.
It was the afternoon, and there were no other patients waiting in the consulting room. The doctor told them about it.
1. The effect of a large amount of alcohol intake on sexual hormones
After an adult man ingests a large amount of alcohol, the concentration of testosterone in the blood decreases as the alcohol concentration increases.
2. Effects of chronic alcoholism on sexual function and organs
① Drinking alcohol for a long time can easily lead to liver cirrhosis.
Patients with liver cirrhosis often experience hyperestrogenemia, which inhibits the secretion of gonadotropins, hinders testosterone synthesis, and even leads to feminization of male breasts, which can lead to enlarged breasts, sometimes accompanied by mild pain.
② Alcohol may have a direct damaging effect on the testicular and hypothalamic pituitary systems.
③ Alcoholic cirrhosis can disrupt the metabolism of gonadotropins in the blood, causing testicular atrophy and weight loss in approximately half of patients.
④ Once the testicle atrophy occurs, the number of sperm cells also decreases and the arrangement is irregular; In severe cases, the seminiferous tubules degenerate and sperm cells disappear. This change worsens with the progression of liver cirrhosis.
3. Effect of alcohol on erectile function
A study was conducted on 16 normal adult men. The results showed that when the blood alcohol concentration was lower than 0.025%, the circumference of the penis increased to the maximum; When the blood alcohol concentration reaches above 0.5%, the maximum circumference and the increase rate of circumference of the penis are significantly inhibited. It is reported that at least 8% of alcohol addicts have erectile dysfunction. This incomplete erection is considered irreversible.
4. Effect of alcohol on spermatogenesis function
Several hormones are required to participate in the process of sperm production, development, and maturation, of which testosterone is essential. Therefore, it can be speculated that in the low androgen state caused by alcoholic liver damage, there is an obstacle to spermatogenesis. In addition, in the process of sperm formation, the assistance of alcohol dehydrogenase is also needed, and alcohol has a strong affinity for this enzyme. Therefore, after drinking alcohol, the activity of this enzyme will be restricted, which hinders the differentiation of sperm cells, leading to a decline in spermatogenic function. In addition, after ingesting alcohol, the incidence of abnormal sperm increases, and the morphology of sperm head and tail is abnormal. These can undoubtedly be the causes of infertility.