How COVID-19 Causes ED -by Christian Goodman

Many doctors have reported that their COVID-19 patients complained of ED immediately after and long after their illness.

But the first study to investigate this relationship properly has just appeared in the Journal of Andrology.

Scientists from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, the University of Rome, and the Polytechnic University of Marche collected data from the Sex@COVID online survey that was run in Italy between April and May 2020.

They found 25 men who were sexually active and who had reported contracting COVID-19. They also found 75 sexually active men who had not had COVID-19 with whom to compare them.

As measured by the Sexual Health Inventory for Men, 28% of the COVID-19 group versus 9.33% of the non-COVID-19 group experienced ED.

After adjusting their results to compensate for other factors that may cause ED, such as psychological health, age, and body mass index, they determined that those who had suffered from COVID-19 were 5.66 times more likely to have ED.

The authors of the study offer the possibility that endothelial dysfunction may link the two conditions.

Endothelial dysfunction occurs when the inner lining (endothelial layer) of your blood vessels cannot perform its functions, such as enabling the dilation of blood vessels for good blood flow, preventing blood clotting, and so on.

This is one of the first consequences of heart disease and, as researchers have now found, it is also a major symptom of COVID-19.

This can potentially explain why people with heart disease are more likely to have severe COVID, and why people with COVID are still unwell months after they officially test negative for the virus.

Importantly, since healthy sexual function requires functional blood vessels, this also explains why people with heart disease and people with COVID are more likely to have ED.

But it doesn’t matter if it’s COVID that caused your Erectile Dysfunction or something else—the most important thing is to cure it. And you can do that using the simple home exercises explained here…

You Might Also Enjoy...

Understanding Male Menopause

Menopause is a process that every woman experiences with age, but did you know hormonal imbalance (and its symptoms) aren’t just a women’s health issue? Male menopause is triggered by low testosterone, and it can impact your life in a number of ways.

How the O-Shot® Can Improve Your Sex Life

Low sex drive. Painful intercourse. Inability to orgasm. Sound familiar? You could be suffering from sexual dysfunction. It’s a real condition, and it’s treatable. Find out how the O-Shot® — a platelet-rich plasma therapy — could help you.

My Hormones Are Out of Balance

Hormones are important chemical messengers in your body. When they’re out of balance, you could experience a range of unpleasant symptoms. Learn the signs of hormone imbalance and what you can do to relieve your symptoms.

Help! I'm Struggling With Low Libido

Low libido can make you feel embarrassed, frustrated, and angry. It’s a common problem, but you don’t have to accept it. Learn more about sexual dysfunction, what causes it, and how you can treat it to revitalize your sex life.

Can Any Medicine Help With Peyronie's Disease?

If you have Peyronie’s disease, you’re likely all too familiar with the curved, painful erections it causes. Peyronie’s disease can hinder your self-esteem and your sex life, but it’s treatable. Find out if prescription XIAFLEX® is right for you.

Are You Suffering From Vaginismus?

Vaginismus commonly makes vaginal penetration painful or impossible. If you can’t have penetrative sex, use tampons, or get pelvic exams, you could be suffering from vaginismus. Learn more about it and find treatment here.