Hormonal Balance and Morphine Use

A recent study conducted by various departments at the University of Siena, Italy and Temple University in Philadelphia found that opioids, such as morphine, can cause a reduction in testosterone, estrogen and other sex hormones. This reduction in hormone levels can have an impact on other organs of the body, such as the brain, liver and testis. People who use morphine to control pain often become addicted to the drug and need more of it to provide the same level of relief. Using morphine in...