Suara.com – Not only affects the respiratory system, the corona virus can in fact affect other things in the body, including sperm quality, which in turn affects a man’s fertility.
Through the journal Fertility and Sterility, it was stated that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 illness can increase the development of sperm cells which can cause inflammation and oxidative stress.
Previously, scientists from Israel also conducted a study showing that Covid-19 infection can cause infertility in men, because the virus can work to damage testicular cells, the site of sperm production.
Another study, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, showed male respondents experienced a decrease in sperm count by up to 50 percent per millimeter, a decrease in the number of ejaculate volumes, and reduced sperm movement.
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Quoted by Suara.com from the press release of Bocah Indonesia, Wednesday (2/3/2022), here are 3 effects of being infected with the corona virus for Adam:
1. Erectile Dysfunction
One of the effects of Covid-19 is that it can cause erectile dysfunction. It should be noted, this is not only caused by the Omicron variant of the corona virus, but also previous variants.
A journal published in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation in 2020, revealed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can trigger inflammation in blood vessels.
The journal says, when blood vessels and the cardiovascular system are damaged, it can trigger erectile dysfunction.
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Another study published by the Cambridge University Press Public Health Emergency Collection reported that two men who contracted the coronavirus experienced an inability to reach orgasm after testing negative for Covid-19.
In addition, Miami urologists in their journal published in the World Journal of Men’s Health, revealed that there were two men who suffered from erectile dysfunction after the discovery of the corona virus that could enter the intimate organs, namely the penis.
Experts say that before contracting Covid-19, these men had normal erectile function.
2. Penis size shrinks
One of the impacts of Covid-19 is affecting the size of the penis to be small and shrink. This was found in a study published by the Lancet E Clinical Medicine.
In a study of 3,400 people conducted by University College London, it was found that of the 200 people who reported experiencing long-term symptoms of Covid-19, one of the rarest was admitting to a smaller penis size.
Nearly 5 percent of men experience a decrease in penis size. According to experts, this is likely a domino effect of damage to blood vessels due to the corona virus.
One of the effects of Covid-19 complications is priapism. Priapism is a condition in which men experience prolonged erections.
In a journal published in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, there was a case in which a 69-year-old man in Ohio, United States was admitted to the Emergency Unit due to fever, dry cough, and diarrhea.
Two days later, this man developed acute dyspnea which caused his respiratory condition to continue to decline. He was rushed to the intensive care unit (ICU) and required a ventilator. While the nurse was undergoing periodic check-ups, she realized she had an erection.
After being given ice to compress the penis, the erection did not stop for up to 4 hours. Erection subsides 30 minutes after the base of the penis is injected by the medical team.
The medical team diagnosed the man with ischemic priapism. This condition occurs because men have an erection due to a blockage in the blood vessels.
The journal also reveals that priapism in patients with Covid-19 complications will need to be monitored more in this case.
The reason is, if priapism occurs due to complications from the corona virus, this must immediately get the right treatment so it doesn’t cause a more serious condition.