Corona virus causes impotence
A group of doctors in China urged inside Wuhan Hospital in Tongji that men
can be affected when they are infected with coronavirus, as all theories confirm
that the virus can significantly affect male fertility, and reduce their sexual ability
There is no current study on the effect of the emerging corona virus and its
sexual dysfunction in men, but all doctors in Wuhan indicated that it is very intuitive,
as the most prominent symptoms of the disease are intense heat that does not respond to treatments,
which can affect The level of fertility in men, and the reduction of male sex hormones.
Although the coronavirus mainly targets the lungs and the immune system, in theory it can
weaken a man's ability to reproduce, as the virus reduces male fertility or sexual ability,
according to what was published in the British newspaper "Daily Mail".
Li Yufeng, and his team at the Center for Reproductive Medicine, Tongji Hospital of Huachong
University of Science and Technology, according to experts, said the new coronavirus, known
as SARS-CoV-2, enters human cells and causes tissue damage by breaking up the spike protein
with the enzyme cell membrane protein Angiotensin-2 converter (ACE2).
Yufeng added, it is known, that ACE2 is present in other human organs regardless of the lungs
and can be particularly abundant in the male penis, as the team claimed that it could be
concentrated in several cells directly related to male reproductive capabilities, including
This includes germ cells, support cells, and Leydig cells, which is what happened before with
the SARS virus.
Yufeng stated that the new coronavirus is very similar to the SARS coronavirus, and that they
share the same ACE2 host cell receptor, the team summarized that the new coronavirus can reduce male sexual ability, and thus cause sexual dysfunction.