It’s not just the brain and lungs that COVID might be affecting… As more cases of COVID-19 have appeared, so too have more reports linking erectile dysfunction to the disease.
A study published in July in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation found coronavirus survivors may experience sexual and reproductive health issues like ED following their illness. The fact is that COVID-19 is still new to the medical world, and we’re still discovering the short-term and long-term effects of the virus. Here is what might be going on….COVID-19 can cause blood flow issues, which could be a factor in erectile dysfunction.
Data has shown that the virus can infect and attack blood vessels. This explains why some people who survived COVID-19 have experienced blood clots, complications with the lungs or kidneys, or oral health issues like tooth loss. It could also be the reason behind coronavirus-related ED.
The moral to this post… wash your hands often, wear a mask when needed, isolate if you have traveled, eat well, sleep deeply, exercise moderately, and connect with people you love.