Scientists explained that patients who beat the corona virus were affected by symptoms such as fatigue, loss of taste and smell, headache, even after months, and the number of these people is increasing day by day. Researchers described 16 symptoms seen in the condition considered “long-term Covid”. These symptoms include “hair loss”, “heart rhythm disorder”, “cognitive problems”, “headache”, “muscle pain”, “difficulty breathing”, “trouble focusing”, “chills and tremors”, “insomnia”, There are symptoms such as “hallucinations”, “diarrhea” and “high fever”.
Prepared by: Ayşegül Engür Dahi / ntv.com.tr
11.03.2021 – 10:18
Thousands of people recovering from the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) continue to struggle with symptoms that make it difficult to return to their daily life after months. The condition that occurs when patients report many symptoms of chronic fatigue and cognitive problems is called “long-term Covid”.
The global mortality rate of the corona virus (Covid-19) is still increasing, and experts are struggling to understand the side effects of the virus.
A recent study in the USA found that 75 percent of patients admitted to the hospital due to the virus continue to experience ongoing problems. Experts at King’s College London noted that as many as 60,000 patients still experienced various symptoms for three months.
WHAT IS LONG-TERM COVID?
Experts announced that there is a lot of research about the disease, including the side effects of the new type of corona virus that affected the world at the beginning of 2020.
Speaking to The Sun, Doctor Ben Littlewood-Hillsdon said it is not yet understood why Covid-19 is a long-lasting disease. He explained that “Long Covid” is not an official medical term, but a colloquial term used to describe people whose symptoms persist for longer than the two-week symptom duration officially recognized by the World Health Organization.
WHAT ARE THE LONG-TERM SIDE EFFECTS OF THE CORONA VIRUS?
Stating that approximately 500 thousand UK citizens suffer from the long-term effects of the corona virus, APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) listed 16 symptoms of long-term Covid. The group requested the government to help people affected by this situation.
Here are sixteen symptoms of Covid and what to watch out for …
1. HAIR LOSS
In a study involving 1,500 people who recently defeated the corona virus, it was revealed that one out of every four people experienced hair loss. This condition can be seen in the scalp, as well as in other parts of the body such as eyebrows and eyelashes.
In June, the US added diarrhea to the official corona virus symptom list. This symptom can make many people debilitated, preventing them from returning to work.
Scientists have explained that the vast majority of people suspected of long Covid disease report ongoing fatigue, and some have difficulty performing even basic activities such as climbing stairs.
5. CHEST PAIN
Since the Corona virus is an infection that attacks the lungs, it is not surprising that many people with Covid-19 report chest pain, but many people with long Covid-19 say they experience chest pain when climbing or walking up stairs.
As part of a study conducted in the UK in March, many people declared that they experienced insomnia months after they beat the disease due to the stress caused by the pandemic.
Hallucination means seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, or feeling things that do not exist outside of one’s mind. The researchers said the situation could be caused by the drugs. In a previous study, it was stated that there was an increase in patients suffering from neurological disorders and 36 percent of patients reported neurological problems.
8.DAPES ON THE TOES OF THE FOOT
Paramedics treating Covid-19 patients have consistently reported seeing unusual cases where people developed blisters and purple lesions on their feet. Researchers stated that the situation in question occurs mostly in children.
9.COLD AND SHEATHING
Another symptom of long-term Covid patients is that they felt constantly cold and therefore had to shake. Researchers said chills can be caused by fever.
10. MENTAL AND NERVE DISEASES
Many patients with prolonged Covid reported feeling delusional, confused, and anxious. In particular, doctors announced that severe corona virus patients who are hospitalized often develop an acute brain condition called “ICU delirium”.
11. COGNITIVE PROBLEMS
Cognitive problems include symptoms such as memory loss, difficulty paying attention, and difficulty understanding others. Making a statement on the subject, doctor Littlewood-Hillsdon said, “While cognitive problems are not a known symptom of the corona virus, there is increasing evidence that brain fog, concentration difficulties and memory loss may have long-term effects of Covid-19. ”Used expressions.
12. RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS
Since the corona virus attacks the lungs, patients are highly likely to experience respiratory problems. However, most patients are knocking on the door of doctors complaining that they have difficulty breathing even after recovery.
13. MUSCLE OR BODY PAIN
Most people experience muscle or body pain after spending a long time at the gym. But people who suffer from long Covid often experience this situation and have trouble doing simple things like getting up from a chair.
14. THE HEART Beats MORE THAN 100 PER MINUTE (STICKED)
A normal heart rate for adults is anywhere between 60 and 100. In this context, experts announced that athletes recovering from the virus may face serious or permanent heart complications.
A small majority of people who have recovered from the virus and have had Covid problems for a long time state that they experience vomiting.
16. PROBLEMS WITH HEART RATE AND RHYTHM (ARTHERY)
In arrhythmia, the heart beats too fast or too fast. This situation, stated by people who have had a severe corona virus and overcome it, occurs as a result of a weak or damaged heart.