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Till now we were aware of the common symptoms of COVID-19 (fever), fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, smell or taste, etc., while the symptoms of this epidemic are not limited here. Symptoms of Kovid-19 are constantly being researched, and researchers have discovered many more Kovid-19 related symptoms affecting patients, such as Black Fungus Mucormycosis. Now researchers from the University of Miami in the United States have found that one of the possible complications of the virus is erectile dysfunction. Researchers say that long after recovering from Kovid-19, Kovid-19 may be present in the penis tissue (COVID-19 Penis Tissue) and may cause erectile dysfunction.
However, this is not the first time that medical experts have expressed their concern about the virus for impotence in men. In the year 2020, an American medical expert Dr. Dena Grayson warned that Kovid-19 may cause erectile dysfunction in men, but the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) The researchers of Medicine) have first demonstrated that the virus can be present in the penis tissue even after the patient is cured. In a study published in the World Journal of Men’s Health, UM researchers noted that extensive blood vessel dysfunction or endothelial dysfunction, which may have contributed to erectile dysfunction as a result of Kovid-19 infection. Also read: Learn, how is the treatment of ‘black fungus’ infection in corona patients possible?
The study was led by Ranjith Ramasamy, associate professor and director in reproductive urology of the university. The research focused on four men who underwent penile prosthesis surgery for erectile dysfunction, two of whom had suffered Kovid-19 and the remaining two had not. All of them were aged between 56 and 71 years. Researchers collected penile tissue from two men with Kovid-19 history. Both were infected with the virus at least six to eight months ago. One was admitted to the hospital, while the other patient showed mild symptoms after being infected.
What is endothelial dysfunction?
This is a condition in which the level of small blood vessels normally fails to perform all its functions. As a result, the Tshoos supplied by these vessels have to undergo damage. Dr. Ramasamy said that it is known that men developing Kovid-19 infection should be aware that erectile dysfunction virus may have adverse effects and should go to a doctor if they develop symptoms of erectile dysfunction.