Have you recently recovered from coronavirus? Are you still experiencing any symptoms? These are the common questions your doctor can ask because of the long term deleterious effects of coronavirus. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that mainly affects the nose, throat and lungs. However, if COVID-19 gets prolonged for more than 5 weeks, it can damage other organs such as heart, brain, kidneys, lungs and immune system. According to world health organization (WHO), around 20-25% of the people aged from 18-34 are experiencing post- coronavirus effects.
In 2021, scientists have discovered that individuals who have recovered from coronavirus, show symptoms of Infertility. There are several reasons due to which this alarming ailment is caused by, including:
- Potential drug treatment effects
- Increased usage of sanitizers and disinfectants
- Psychological impact of the pandemic on men and women’s reproductive health.
The more severe the effect of Coronavirus, the larger the risk of individuals being in the state of becoming infertile. Today we will discuss about the recent global medical researches which sheds light on the post effects of Coronavirus on human fertility.
How Coronavirus Impacts Male infertility:
Recently, an ongoing debate whether COVID-19 may have detrimental effect on male fertility is going on. Research published in Journal reproduction highlighted that COVID-19 affects males by following ways;
- Disturbing normal functioning of testicular cells
- Decreasing testosterone levels
- Reducing sperm production
- Lower sperm count
Furthermore, higher level of inflammation in sperm cells has raise the male fertility concerns among experts. If you were infected from COVID-19 and experience fertility issues, you can book an appointment with the best endocrinologist in Lahore through Marham.pk.
Contrarily, Imperial College London anthologists suggested that common cold can also drop the sperm count temporarily for months. Therefore, more in depth research are required on this topic.
Facts About Coronavirus Effects in Females Having Gynecological Issues
1.With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Coronavirus Risk Elevates
PCOS is the most prevalent hormonal imbalance disease among women in Pakistan. It disturbs the natural menstrual and ovulation cycles which became the major reason of becoming infertile. Currently, 3 out of 5 women are suffering from this imbalance. The general symptoms of the PCOS are,
- Sudden rise in body mass gain around abdomen area
- Excessive body and facial hair growth
- Irregular periods/menstrual cycle disruption
- Cystic appearances on the MRI scan of ovaries
- Lower sex drive
It is predicted that PCOS are the major reason of causing 30% infertility in women. Furthermore, the estimated fertility rate in Pakistan is declining with a rate of 1.81% from 2020. According to University of Birmingham, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at a high risk of having coronavirus. Study revealed that there is a 51% chance of contracting coronavirus in women suffering with PCOS.
If you’re already experiencing this gynecological issue, it is the time to consult with the best gynecologist in Lahore or any other city in Pakistan. For more details, please visit MARHAM and book your online consultation.
2. Pregnancy And Coronavirus
During pregnancy changes occur in the body makes them more vulnerable to catch severe viral infections such as COVID-19. WHO also confirmed that pregnant women were more likely to be affected with COVID-19 than the non-pregnant women. Also, there is high chance that these respiratory infections may continue after pregnancy too.
There are certain factors that increase the coronavirus risk in pregnant women, mainly:
- Chronic hypertension
- Pre-existing diabetes
- High body mass index (BMI)
- High maternal age
- Lower vitamin D levels
Severe complications may develop if a pregnant woman have contracted COVID19 such as;
- Premature birth
- High risk of cesarean delivery
- Required intensive care admission of both baby and mother
Similarly, women death risk was also increased up to 22% compared to pregnant women without infected with coronavirus.
COVID-19 Vaccines Are Falsely Linked With Infertility
In a nutshell, the infertility risks of coronavirus are real. At the same time, there are also various misconceptions roaming around that COVID-19 vaccinations makes you infertile. Till now, there is no clear evidence have been found about this. In fact, now gynecologists suggested that contracting COVID-19 brings higher infertility risk then getting vaccinated does.
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