A common, socially accepted practice is the aperitif.
Alcohol is consumed during an aperitif, accompanied by several or more meals
less frugal, in a convivial atmosphere, in a context that facilitates e
makes you want to drink. Alcohol intake, through this modality,
which appears completely harmless, in the long run it interferes with
functioning of the gonads, that is, of the testicles and ovaries, e
therefore on male and female fertility.
The gonads function through a hormonal mechanism that
it starts from the brain (hypothalamus and pituitary), through hormones
regulators (FSH, LH), and which leads to the production of
spermatozoa (and related seminal fluid that carries it), and in the
woman producing eggs.
Alcohol, when it exceeds certain quantities, compromises these
steps. In humans, for example, the intake of a liter of wine per
day, for a few months, leads to the blocking of the maturation of the
spermatozoa (are produced, but remain in immature form,
which does not fecundate). The production of testosterone, the male hormone
par excellence, it is reduced in alcohol users, in a way
proportional to the quantity taken and the duration of the period
hiring. A reduction in testosterone causes “disasters”: it reduces
libido (sexual arousal) alters the quantity and quality of
seminal fluid (reduction in the amount of ejaculate), does
increase female hormones (one of the most striking effects
is the reduction in volume of the testicles: testicular atrophy).
In women, even low doses of alcohol are enough to interfere with the
fertility, and this for a genetic predisposition. In sex
female the liver metabolizes, disposes of alcohol more
slow: with the same consumption, there is a higher alcohol level than
In the woman who takes the contraceptive pill, alcohol creates
liver damage, with consequences on the hormonal mechanism first
quoted, which could remain indelibly compromised, with
consequences especially on the ability to take root
of the embryo (an embryo that cannot take root in the uterus,
So a continuous recruitment, not necessarily
daily, and over a long period (years), can lead to infertility
masculine and feminine. Spirits are to be banned in this sense.
Red wine, which contains many antioxidants, can be drunk in moderation (one glass a day), taking into account the presence of pathologies and the use of any therapies, estrogen-progestin therapy (pill) in primis.