Three years into the COVID pandemic, although we know a lot about the coronavirus and its behavior, there are still many unknowns about it, including the long-term effects. Some prolonged COVID or post-COVID symptoms are known to be life-threatening such as heart and nerve disease, others are relatively mild such as fatigue and shortness of breath which improve over time. Now, a new study has revealed that the long COVID can also have a serious impact on our sexual health.

The study, which assessed more than 500,000 people, showed that some COVID patients may suffer from reduced libido and difficulty ejaculating. Many have also complained of severe hair loss, which directly affects their self-esteem and can even impact sexual health. The study was published in British Medical Journal (BMJ). Here’s everything you need to know about 2 symptoms that can impact your sexual health:

Low libido

Following the COVID infection, many patients have complained of suffering from low libido or decreased libido. In such a case, the patient should consult a doctor to find out the cause and the course of his treatment.

It is also extremely necessary to have an open conversation with your partner.

premature ejaculation

This is another symptom to pay attention to. Premature ejaculation is a concerning aspect of erectile dysfunction and experts have pointed out that delayed ejaculation is a problem for men with long-term Covid.

Again, it’s best to see a doctor first to find out if the symptoms are caused by COVID and what the course of treatment should be.

What are the most common symptoms of long COVID?

Some of the common signs of long COVID are fever, fatigue, shortness of breath, cough, chest pain, brain fog, sleep problems, muscle aches, racing heart, loss of sense of smell or taste, depression or anxiety.

The WHO has previously notified that the disease can cause even serious disorders like vasculitis, heart and nerve diseases.

What are the treatments ?

If you have been suffering from these syndromes for a long time, you should consult a doctor immediately, he/she may prescribe medication and instruct you to perform light exercises to reduce joint and muscle stiffness.

Even if it hurts, do not sit quietly, it will make the situation worse. Plan your day carefully and engage in moderate activities.

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