Apr, 2021 - By WMR
Recent studies show that COVID-19 infection has a negative impact on the reproductive system and can reduce fertility in men and women. However, early detection of the virus may help in eliminating any negative impact of the infection on the reproductive system by consulting a specialist for fertility testing and evaluation who have recovered from the COVID-19 infection.
Impact of coronavirus on fertility
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, which basically affects the functioning of the nose, lungs, and throat. The virus is often more severe in the aging population with health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, or other chronic conditions that have a direct impact on their immune system. Coronavirus has a significant impact on a range of organs such as intestine, stomach, eyes, kidney, brain, liver, heart, pancreas, blood vessels, and skin. Latest studies have reveals that COVID-19 may negatively affect the quality of sperm and reduce fertility, and the magnitude of effect depends on the severity of infection.
According to a study conducted by World Health Organization, pregnant women with COVID-19, with pre-existing medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or those who are overweight, are also more likely to experience severe health problems due to COVID-19 infection
Pregnancy and COVID-19
As per the recent study by World Health Organization, pregnant women who are older, overweight, and have a pre-existing chronic disease such as hypertension and diabetes are at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection. However, it is not clear that the COVID-19 impacts the conception in women as the information on this fact is very limited. So it is very for women to protect themselves from COVID-19 and report symptoms for early detection in order to avoid such complications.
COVID-19 vaccine can cause infertility: Myth
The COVID-19 vaccines have been extensively tested and screened for potential risks. The vaccine has been approved only after their safety has been confirmed without a doubt. Thus, there is no proof that suggests any of the approved vaccines have an adverse effect on fertility and there is no evidence which shows that the vaccine may cause infertility in human. Moreover, no loss of fertility has been reported among trial participants or people who have got the vaccine. Also, there is no information available on the link between miscarriage and coronavirus vaccine. Right now there is not enough information available regarding the safety of any of the coronavirus vaccines during reproduction treatments and pregnancy and due to this no recommendation can be made on which is much safer for women and men seeking to attempt pregnancy.
Many people suffer from infertility-related stress and seek support from family, friends, or one of the many support groups available in person and online. The couples can take advice from the support groups to improve their lifestyles and adopt healthy lives. Moreover, they can take counseling sessions to stress levels and enhance the quality of life. Apart from this, relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation could also help them to reduce stress levels and stay healthy. Furthermore, adding Dietary Supplements such as Vitamin-c, Vitamin- D to regular diet is also beneficial as these supplements help in enhancing semen quality and ovarian stimulation