Is pandemic stress the reason for the rise in erectile dysfunction cases?

Is pandemic stress the reason for the rise in erectile dysfunction cases?

There has also been an upsurge in impotency among the men in the 18-45 age group post-Covid.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, March 27, 2023, 04:55 PM IST
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Along with physical and mental health problems, sexual and reproductive health problems are also on the rise as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. A primary reason for that is an increased stress level due to factors such as job loss, work-life balance challenges, financial challenges, a lack of socialising and strained relationships. 

Cases of erectile dysfunction and impotence among men have increased, as has the number of invasive surgeries to treat the issues, as per a New Indan Express report. There has also been an upsurge in impotency among the men in the 18-45 age group post-Covid.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that can make sexual activity difficult. It may lead to a loss of intimacy in a marriage or long-term relationship, affecting the mental well-being of both partners. The blood vessels become narrow when a person is under stress which results in ED.

According to a New Indan Express report, post-pandemic, the number of patients complaining of ED or male impotency (MI) and procedures requiring surgeries has doubled.

ED can be a very serious issue because it is a marker of underlying cardiovascular disease, and it often occurs before heart conditions become apparent, the researchers noted in a paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

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