Covid-19 and the Testes

Jinzang

Member
This preprint explores the effects of Covid-19 on sexual hormone levels in men. The study finds that LH levels are elevated, FSH and testosterone levels are the same. And they hypothesize that Covid-19 impairs testosterone production, so the body boosts LH levels to compensate, bringing testosterone back to its previous level. Possibly there is some effect on sperm production, but this study did not look for that. As they note, the medical literature says that the testes are the tissue with the highest expression of ACE2 receptors in the body.

The full paper is downloadable at the linked url.
 

S1W

Active Member
As they note, the medical literature says that the testes are the tissue with the highest expression of ACE2 receptors in the body.
Does that mean that men on long-term TRT with suppressed testicular function have lower ACE2 expression?
 

Jinzang

Member
I don't know and have doubts that the question has ever been studied. Before Covid-19 I had not heard of the ACE2 receptor and I don't understand why some tissues express it more than others. Orgasm, of course, is a function of blood flow, so perhaps that is the connection.
 

Nelson Vergel

Founder, ExcelMale.com
I bet eventually, when CRP decreases, testicular function will improve. I wish they had said how long these men have had full recovery.
 

Jinzang

Member
There's an article in SCMP about this study:

Though still preliminary and not peer reviewed, the study is the first clinical observation of the potential impact of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on the male reproductive system, especially among younger groups.
 

GymClassHero

New Member
I know Covid can be contracted through the eye which LH plays a major part in. It may not mean much of anything but its noteworthy.
 
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