You will be seeing more in the press on nitric oxide (NO), the 2 atom gas which is being trialled to treat patients in COVID-19. Those who have read my blog for the last decade will know all about NO. Healthy levels are the hallmark of a healthy endothelium.
Nitric Oxide (NO) is shown to kill the corona virus, as it engulfs invading viral particles in the human body. This was demonstrated in the SARS outbreak. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15650225/
These new science stories will not be addressing the fact that we make our own NO in our bodies every single day, and that NO is the marker of endothelial health. Instead, they will write about viagra. Clickbait? Perhaps.
Healthy levels of NO mean healthier erections.
link to published science "The Penis as a Barometer of Endothelial Health"
This is why you'll see viagra trialled to help COVID-19 patients. It boosts nitric oxide levels (which boosts bloodflow to the penis as well as other parts of the body) I know....I haven't written that before, because, well....TMI? But we're well beyond that now...
Pre-existing endothelial dysfunction might be the reason older people, those with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or autoimmune disease are more susceptible to COVID-19 virus replication, organ failure and cellular death. They do not have a robust population of immune cells, specifically T helper cells. Their endothelial cellular lining has broken down, and they have endothelial dysfunction. This also means they have less available nitric oxide in their bodies.
But these treatments will not be available to us just yet, and they are being trialled on patients who have already contracted COVID-19.
And here it is, in simple English
Jeff and I are at home, thankful to be together, and still thankful for his health.