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Corona And Sexual Health
Corona, since its first few reported cases in Wuhan, China has affected many parts of the world. Corona has touched almost every part of the world, causing a lot of health problem directly or indirectly.
During initial phase of infection, signs and symptoms are very vague which includes dry cough, fever, malaise, fatigue, running nose, gut upset. Such symptoms can occur due to infection of any other flu virus like influenza virus, H1N1 virus etc. But in corona infection, it has been noticed and also reported in many studies that corona is harming body not only during the active phase (where the covid virus still in the body) but causing a lot of post corona (that is when patient become negative of the corona) problems. Post covid problems include lung fibrosis, cardiovascular disorders, Blood coagulopathies, Sexual Disorders (especially male disorder among which erectile dysfunction is common)
Corona enters into the body through nasal or oral route. Covid 19 virus attack the receptors present on the mucosal lining of the upper airway. These receptors are known as ACE2 receptors.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a problem of male sexual health. In many cases ED is reported due to various reasons complicated by corona virus. In various studies it is found that the probable reasons are Vascular epithelial injury (affecting penile vessels), subclinical hypogonadism (virus and its complications affecting testicular cells and its function), lung fibrosis causing loss energy and easily fatigue, psychological reasons, the effect on the heart and many more.
In our clinic setting we are providing medicinal and psychological help to such patients.