We have known for some time now that the effects of coronavirus can last for months.
COVID-19 can cause damage to the lungs, heart and brain.
Now there are warnings of a new symptom and men everywhere are sure to sit up and take notice – erectile dysfunction.
During a recent interview with NBC 5 Chicago, infectious disease expert Dr Dena Grayson highlighted the possibility that the virus could lead to impotence.
“There is some real concern here that men may have long-standing issues of erectile dysfunction from this virus, because we know it causes problems in the vasculature,” said Dr Grayson.
“So this is something of real concern – not only can this virus kill, but it can actually cause long-term, potential complications.”
Impotence is the most common sexual problem in men.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that the most common symptoms of coronary virus include fatigue, shortness of breath, cough, joint pain and chest pain.
The CDC said that people have reported neurological symptoms including smell and taste problems, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, memory problems
The virus can also affect people’s mental health, causing depression, anxiety and mood changes.
People have also reported that they have experienced brain fog, nerve pain, muscle aches and even lost teeth.
British actor Hugh Grant – who contracted COVID-19 with his wife – said he had common symptoms of coronavirus, including chest tension and loss of smell.
“It started out as a very strange syndrome where I was breaking into a terrible sweat,” he said, describing it as “like a poncho of sweat.”
“Then my eyeballs felt about three sizes too big and this… it felt like a huge man sitting on my chest, Harvey Weinstein or someone,” he said.