Sexual hormone levels provide the first clinical evidence that the new coronavirus affects male gonads. Researchers once again reminded that the reproductive function of male patients of childbearing age should be noted.
According to reports, recently, Zhang Ming, and Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine Center at Wuhan University’s Zhongnan Hospital, published a website titled “The Single Impact of a New coronavirus Infection on Men”, which we created in Med Archives ( Once revised and unpublished) uploaded an article. Echo function. Central research.
The study was performed with new coronavirus of newborns and 81 healthy men of similar age compared to 81 men and found that serum of the former significantly increased levels of luteinizing hormone and prolactin. While the ratio of testosterone to the luteinizing hormone is in the putative stimulation hormone was significantly reduced.
It is reported that luteinizing hormone is a glycoprotein gonadotropin secreted by pituitary cells, which promotes the conversion of cholesterol into sex hormones into gonadal cells.
Researchers believe that although the mini parameters are a direct reflection of the gonad function, the change in the above indication also provides the first indirect evidence of invasion of a specific function for the new coronavirus.
Clinical evidence first appeared! New coronavirus damages male reproductive function
Not long ago, the team of Professor Li Yufeng from the Reproductive Medicine Center of Tongji Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology had speculated based on the theory that the new coronavirus may cause testicular damage, affect sperm production and androgen synthesis, and then affect male fertility. In severe cases, male infertility may occur, androgen Insufficiency will affect male secondary sexual characteristics and sexual function, reducing the quality of life.
The study pointed out: “The new type of coronavirus infection is mainly caused by damage to the lungs and immune system. But in theory, the infection may also cause testicular damage and lead to infertility.”
This research result was once forwarded by the official website of the Hubei Provincial Government but was quickly deleted.