It’s a bad news for all men in the world, because the researchers are now calling for all men hospitalised with Covid-19 to have their testosterone levels checked.
And they say testosterone replacement therapy may be a treatment option for the coronavirus.
According to the University of Mersin, the scientists have claimed there is a direct correlation between severe illness and lower testosterone levels.
The study revealed that Covid-19 makes men more vulnerable to its nastier symptoms by hampering their immune systems.
One of the scientists named Prof Cayan said, “From our study founf that the mean total testosterone level was significantly lower in the ICU group than in the asymptomatic group. And the mean total testosterone level was significantly lower in the ICU group than in the standard care group.”
The study also found that pre-coronavirus testosterone levels were only available for 24 of the participants and saw their levels of testosterone drop by a third on average.