Erectile Dysfunction and Covid-19

Erectile Dysfunction and Covid-19

 

Erectile Dysfunction, as one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction, is a fairly common health and lifestyle issue for many men and it necessitates medical attention. The availability of various medicinal treatment options such as: Viagra (Sildenafil), Cialis (Tadalafil), Levitra (Vardenafil), etc., offers effective solutions to the majority of the men with ED.

The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2, represents an unprecedented challenge for healthcare in general.  Despite being a trivial matter for patients in intensive care units erectile dysfunction (ED) is a likely consequence of COVID-19 for survivors, and considering the high transmissibility of the infection and the higher contagion rates among elderly men, a worrying phenomenon for a large part of affected patients.

This only adds more/new patients to the existing large number of sufferers from erectile dysfunction.

How does Covid-19 lead to erectile dysfunction (obviously, in a very simplified version):

  • Psychological distress – stress, depression, anxiety caused by many and various economic factors, social isolation and distancing, the fear of contagion, etc.
  • Impaired pulmonary hemodynamics as part of the major affect of the virus
  • Subclinical hypogonadism as a possible pre-existing but not manifesting condition
  • Endothelial dysfunction – both as a consequence of the SARS-CoV-2 infection, and as a part of chronic cardiovascular conditions. Decreased blood supply to the penis, will lead to impotence or ED….

…are only a few of the factors possibly contributing to the manifestation of ED.

Covid-19 may also amplify the symptoms of cardiovascular conditions, thus increasing the risk of ED.

Through and inexplicable mechanism of action it appears that Covid-19 leads to testosterone deficiency, which is directly linked to proper sexual function. This consequently leads to impaired reproductive health.

That is why Covid-19 surviving patients will require careful investigation of the testicular function.

These patients will need prescription medication for erectile dysfunction and long term follow up.

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Addressing male sexual and reproductive health in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak

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