COVID-19 May Be Hitting Your Below the Belt. CoronaVirus and Erectile Dysfunction

COVID-19 Associated with Erectile Dysfunction

Although most people think of COVID-19 as just another respiratory virus like the common cold or flu, actually, it is a VASCULAR disease. COVID-19 may be a wolf in sheep's clothing. That is to say, this virus masquerades as a respiratory virus. Although, in fact, it damages lungs, heart, brain and may even cause erectile dysfunction.

You may feel COVID-19 is no worse than a cold or a bad flu, because you know many people who have had the virus and it was no big deal. Or you may think you dodged the bullet, because you only had a mild case or fully recovered without hospitalization. But, when you learn that COVID-19 is causing ED, affecting your ability to perform in the bedroom, you may take the virus more seriously. Notably, what is most alarming, is the fact that even mild cases of coronavirus can cause long-term complication; in particular, Erectile Dysfunction.

HOW IS COVID-19 AND ED ASSOCIATED?

Given the fact that COVID-19 is a vascular disease, it shouldn't be surprising that this novel virus can cause ED. This is because erections are dependent on blood flow. You may question the association of ED and COVID-19; since men who are at most risk for the virus are also at high risk of suffering from ED. Nevertheless, what is most frightening is that young men, who never had any performance issues prior to the virus, are experiencing erectile dysfunction after recovering from even mild cases of COVID-19.

HOW DOES UNDERLYING HEALTH ISSUES PLAY A ROLE IN COVID-REALTED ED?

In addition, the underlying health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity already put men at risk of developing ED. These are the same conditions are also associated with a high risk of getting COVID-19. Therefore, the virus may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and accelerates the onset of ED.

MEDICAL STUDIES SHOWING RELATIONSHIP OF ED AND COVID-19

The association of COVID-19 and problems in the bedroom should not be dismissed as just anecdotal.  As a matter of fact, a study published in July in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation documents the association of erectile dysfunction and coronavirus.

FACTORS LEADING TO THE ONSET OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19 PANDEMIC

VASCULAR EFFECTS

What is unusual about this virus, is that the damage to the body is not from the virus itself. Rather the damage is due to the body’s response to the virus. In other words, COVID-19 can cause hyper-inflammation throughout the body, especially in the heart, surrounding muscles, and blood vessels. This hyper-inflammation affects the lining of the blood vessels and causes small blood clots which ultimately impairs blood flow. The ability to get and maintain an erection is dependent on blood flow. Therefore, COVID-19 related inflammation can impair blood flow resulting in ED in even previously health men. In addition, COVID-19 hyper-inflammation can accelerate or exacerbate the development of ED in men with underlying conditions.

PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT

Even if you have not contracted COVID-19 and think that you will not be affected, think again. Due to the pandemic in general, rates of stress, anxiety and depression have markedly increased. Since these conditions are commonly associated with erectile dysfunction, consequently, the incidence of ED will increase as well. So even if you are young and healthy and never contracted the virus, COVID-19 may affect your performance in the bedroom.

HEALTH DETERIORATION:

Often Erectile Dysfunction affects the majority of men over age 65. In addition, ED is often a symptom of underlying serious health issues, such as diabetes or heart disease.  Therefore, since both age and pre-existing medical conditions are risk factors for more severe cases of COVID-19, as a result, erectile dysfunction and other complications are also more likely.

TESTOSTERONE

In addition to affecting blood vessels, the virus has actually been found to infect actual testicular cells themselves.  As a result, COVID-19 can also decrease testosterone production.  Besides affecting your overall health, low testosterone levels also affect your sexual vitality, libido and ability to get erections.

SIMPLY MEN’S HEALTH SOLUTIONS FOR COVID-19 RELATED ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Regardless of whether COVID related problems in the bedroom are related to physical damage from the virus or psychological effects of the pandemic, Simply Men’s Health has the solutions. Our experienced physicians offer the most cutting-edge Regenerative Medicine treatments which will reverse the inflammatory damage caused by the virus.

Solutions for the physiological COVID-19 ED issues:

Solutions for the psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic:

Simply Men's health distinguishes itself from other clinics in that we treat both the physical and psychological impacts of the pandemic. Namely, we have a number of options for the bedroom-related issues due to the increased stress, anxiety and depression associated with the pandemic. Specifically, this is important because studies published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in October show that a full and satisfactory sex life prevents and cures pandemic-related mental health issues.

Call Simply Men's Health, South Florida's Leader in Men's Sexual Health and Advanced Regenerative Medicine for an appointment or to learn more about our treatment options: 561-510-9482

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