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Men Who Get Infected with COVID-19 Have 3x the Risk of Developing Erectile Dysfunction

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Men who contract Covid-19 treble their risk of developing erectile dysfunction, according to new research.

Doctors at the University of Rome asked 100 men, with an average age of 33, to report recent problems with sexual function.

Nine percent of those who had not had Covid said they'd had difficulties. 

But among those who had been infected the figure was 28 percent, according to a report in the journal Andrology.

Researchers said the virus is known to cause inflammation in the endothelium — the inner lining of blood vessels throughout the body. 

Arteries ...