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Can hot baths decrease testosterone levels?

I know hot baths can decrease sperm cells and fertility , but what about testosterone levels? I am worried it will lower sex drive and devalue my exercising, whereas I was previously hoping it would improve the recovery time for my legs (as I do stair running like a mad man, and hope to do well in some stair climbing races). I am not trying to conceive, so unless it has lasting effects on fertility, this isn t a concern. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Dear mikoblume, TOO much heat exposure for long time as workers near furnace , steam boiler in industrial use affects sperm count not 5 -10 minutes of hot bath its myth, no way it decreases testosterone levels in healthy normal man. as you are concerned about your fertility get checked your sperm count that will give clear idea regarding your fertility potential don't make assumption. lot of things in media and road side literature about sex gives wrong information consult a qualified Doc. as you get your semen analysis done. Do abstain from sex for 5 days before doing semen analysis.
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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