Long-term symptoms after recovering from COVID-19

May 31, 2021
Long-term symptoms after recovering from COVID-19 Long-term symptoms after recovering from COVID-19

Vision, Dubai United Arab Emirates:- Some of those recovering from "Covid-19", which is caused by the emerging corona virus, suffer from long-term symptoms; Although these cases are considered limited compared to the majority of people infected with the epidemic; However, doctors have sounded the alarm as these symptoms threaten patients' health.

"It is possible that people have been suffering from Covid-19 for a long time and do not know about it because they have not acquired the knowledge to identify themselves that they are infected with it," says a physician specializing in pulmonology at the "Covid-19" clinic at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas.

"The long-term disease Covid-19 appears with a wide range of symptoms, which makes it difficult for doctors to detect them," Shuaib added.

It is not clear whether the long-term symptoms of Covid-19 disease are directly caused by the virus, or whether some of them are caused by stress, trauma and the epidemic.

  • Brain fog

It is a mental disorder that affects a person's ability to think and perform various daily activities. The person with foggy thinking feels that his mind is unclear, as if it is drowning in fog.

One in 5 long-term patients of more than 6 months experienced this disorder.

  • Fatigue:

A Chinese study reported that 6 out of 10 people recovering from the epidemic were hospitalized, and they reported frequent fatigue after 6 months.

  • Sleep problems:

One in 5 patients infected with Coronavirus stated that he had difficulty sleeping after 6 months of infection; According to an analysis of 51 studies.

  • Shortness of breath and persistent cough:

Shortness of breath and a persistent cough are common among those recovering from the disease, even 6 months after the injury. According to a study of more than 73,000 US veterans.

  • Heart problems:

Arrhythmias are common among those recovering from Corona, and they face an increased risk of heart failure, atherosclerosis, and even blood clots within the 6 months following the injury.

  • Neurological symptoms and mental illnesses:

A large-scale study found that more than a third of those recovering from Corona had neurological symptoms or mental illnesses within 6 months of being infected, and anxiety and mood disorders such as depression were the most common.

  • Loss of smell

Among those who lost their sense of smell after an injury; About a third of them had not recovered this sense for two months or more; According to an American survey.

  • Loss of appetite and diarrhea:

A small study in China found that more than 40% of patients who were hospitalized reported problems with their intestines three months after infection, and the most common symptoms were: (loss of appetite, nausea, acid reflux, and diarrhea).

  • Rash and hair loss.

According to a study by American veterans, survivors of the epidemic reported the emergence of a rash 6 months after infection, and a study in China documented hair loss among 22% of patients 6 months after hospitalization due to Corona.

  • Joint and muscle pain:

A survey of symptoms of injury, published last December, concluded that 9 out of 10 people reported symptoms such as muscle pain and joint pain one month after the injury; These symptoms have lasted for at least 7 months for some patients.

  • Diabetes:

Corona patients for a long time were 39% more likely to develop diabetes in the six months following the injury, according to an American study.

  • Kidney disease:

Those who survived the epidemic were also more likely to develop severe kidney disease.

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