A recent study looking at the impact of the commonly used antidepressant, Zoloft, discovered that Zoloft may adversely affect a man’s fertility by a decrease in his sperm count and more abnormal sperm. This news is definitely not good because we know that these selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Zoloft, Celexa etc. can decrease a man’s libido and soften his erections. OUCH!
A man’s mood can be significantly impacted by a variety of factors such as stress, abnormal blood sugar or low testosterone, so it’s vital that one consider and appropriately evaluate these factors before ingesting an antidepressant. In my integrative medical practice, I search for the underlying causes that contribute to feeling down or out of sorts before reaching for the big pharmaceutical hammer!
Medications can do wonders for the body, however it’s important to learn about the mutiple possible side effects because of the ongoing and ever changing medical research.
A man who wants to maintain his fertility, must be cautious about using Zoloft and become educated and informed about other approaches to uplift his mood.