What is the Relationship Between COVID-19 and Erectile Dysfunction?

Posted April 23, 2021
By Dr. Boris Schwartz In Men's Health

What is the Relationship Between COVID-19 and Erectile Dysfunction?

Study Finds Men With COVID More Likely to Have ED

A new study has found that the is a link between COVID-19 infection and erectile dysfunction.

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The study out of Rome found that men – even young men – who had been infected with the coronavirus were three times likely to suffer from ED than men in the same age ranges who did not have COVID-19.

Doctors at the University of Rome found that 28% of men with an average age of 33 who had COVID-19 said they were experiencing erectile dysfunction. According to the Daily Mail, only 9 of the 100 men surveyed who did not have COVID-19 reported problems with sexual function. The researchers said that ED likely occurs because of inflammation caused by the virus that narrows the blood vessels leading to the genitals. This obstructs the blood flow and hinders sexual response.

Another reason why men experience ED from COVID-19 is that the virus responsible for the illness binds to ACE2 receptors in the body. That is how it gains entry to our cells.

“One of the devious ways the virus gets into the body is by its spike protein binding to a receptor found at quite high concentrations not only in the lungs but also in the reproductive organs,” said Dr. Channa Jayasena, a consultant in reproductive endocrinology and andrology at Hammersmith and St. Mary’s hospitals in London. “When COVID-19 binds to these receptors, they can no longer perform in their normal function.”

This is not the first study that has indicated a negative link between COVID-19 and sexual function in men. Last November, researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine said that some men with COVID-19 suffered from “impaired spermatogenesis,” or the production of sperm, which could result in lower sperm count, according to a study they published in the World Journal of Men’s Health.

According to the New York Post, the scientists examined tissue from the autopsies of 6 men who died from the COVID-19 infection and found the virus was still in their testicles. Further research found that men who had COVID-19 and went on to test negative for the virus still had the pathogen in their testes. According to the National Library of Medicine, Chinese researchers published a study that had similar findings.

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Of course, the idea that COVID-19 can possibly lead to ED is not the only reason for all men to do their best to avoid the deadly disease. But it is something that is worthwhile knowing.

Another thing that was very interesting about the Rome study is that it said that the reason why COVID-19 can lead to ED is it causes damage to vessels that impair blood flow to the penis.

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