By Dr. Wale Okediran
I recovered from a Covid infection about a month ago. Unfortunately, since then, I have not been able to have sex due to poor erection which I never had before the Covid attack. It was much later that I got to learn that Covid infection actually causes erectile failure. Kindly let me know how to handle this.
Jimoh (by SMS)
It is true that doctors have confirmed that Coronavirus infection can damage blood vessels, including vessels that supply blood to the penis, thus making it hard for the affected to perform in the bedroom. This kind of problem called Erectile Dysfunction (ED) has been detected in some former COVID-19 patients who became impotent following their infection, which had occurred six and eight months earlier. ED can also be caused by those with underlying heart and mental issues. Your best bet will be to see a medical expert (Urologist) who will determine the best approach to your problem. Vaccination with the Covid vaccine has also been confirmed to lower the risks of having an ED.