Can the coronavirus have an impact on the sexual potency of men?
Various cases of COVID-19-induced erectile dysfunction have also been reported in India, according to health experts cited by some media.
New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: COVID-related comorbidities have become a common occurrence recently during the second wave of coronavirus. From black fungus to happy hypoxia to pneumonia, the COVID-19 virus affects various organs in our body and makes them prone to different diseases. In a recent study, it was also found that COVID-19 can cause erectile dysfunction in men and affect their fertility.
The study was conducted on Italian men and claimed that COVID-19 damages the cardiovascular system, causing a decrease in blood vessels which in turn affects a man’s erection. The result of the study, cited by News18, suggested that endothelial cell dysfunction due to COVID-19 infection can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Various cases of COVID-19-induced erectile dysfunction have also been reported in India, according to health experts cited by some media. However, no study in India corroborates this link because there is not enough data to draw a concrete conclusion. One of the reasons behind this could be the reluctance of Indian men to talk about their sexual problems and seek medical advice.
In the study, it was also argued that COVID-19 infection alone is not the only factor that causes erectile dysfunction in men. In many cases, this could be due to mental stress induced by a pandemic, anxiety, feelings of loneliness or financial difficulties. For this reason, it is also necessary to address the mental health aspect of sexual problems to determine the factors affecting erectile dysfunction.
Interestingly, some studies cited by News18 also claim that erectile dysfunction is higher in men who have co-morbidities like diabetes and hypertension.
How to treat erectile dysfunction?
According to experts, managing co-morbidities caused by COVID-19 can manage erectile dysfunction in men. In addition, a change in lifestyle can also help manage erectile problems. Bonding with your partners or keeping a positive mindset can go a long way in solving the problem.
There are also advanced methods such as vacuum pumps, intracavernous injections or penile implants that can be opted for.
(Disclaimer: The article is for informational purposes based on research conducted on COVID-19 and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Anyone exhibiting symptoms is advised to consult a healthcare practitioner or provider. health care.)
Posted by: Sugandha Jha