The world is already tired of the coronavirus but the COVID-19 pandemic is not going to recede yet. For most people, COVID-19 is a short and mild illness, but some cannot recover for many months, suffering from prolonged fatigue and shortness of breath. BBC…
Some people go through far too long to recover from the coronavirus, which makes life boring for many.
The focus now is on saving lives during a pandemic, but there is no denying the fact that some people are facing the “long-term consequences” of COVID-19.
However, even the main questions – for example, why people cannot recover from coronavirus for a long time and whether it is possible to completely recover from COVID-19 – now remain uncertain.
Some people suffer from “long-term coronavirus”, however, there is no medical definition or list of symptoms for this “form” of the disease – two people with “long-term covid” may have “different experiences.”
However, the most common feature is fatigue and exhaustion.
Other symptoms include shortness of breath, persistent cough, joint, and muscle pain, hearing and vision problems, headache, loss of smell and taste, and heart, lung, kidney, and bowel problems.
Mental health problems have even been reported, including depression and anxiety.
After the coronavirus, even people who have had the disease relatively easily can have long-term and serious health problems.
“We have no doubt that a long-term form of COVID-19 exists,” said David Strain, professor at the University of Exeter in England.
How many people are suffering from “long-term coronavirus”?
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, followed 143 COVID-19 patients after they were discharged from the hospital.
The study found that 87% of patients experienced some symptoms of the coronavirus long after they recovered.
The Covid Symptom Tracker app, which is used by about four million people in the UK, found that 12% of people still have symptoms of COVID-19 within a month of recovery.
Many people feel weak and tired ten weeks after they become infected with COVID-19.
Most importantly, doctors found no link between coronavirus and fatigue.
However, wasting is just one symptom of “long-term COVID-19”.
Why do some people take a long time to recover from COVID-19?
There are many ideas, but no definitive answers.
Most of the body may have been cleared of the virus, but COVID-19 still remains in some cells.
Coronavirus can directly affect a wide variety of cells in the body and cause a sharp immune response, which, in turn, also negatively affects the body.
It is likely that after the coronavirus, people’s immune systems cannot fully recover, and this causes long-term health problems.
COVID-19 infection can also change the functioning of human organs, it is the lungs that are most affected.
COVID-19 also affects the metabolic process. There have been cases when, after the coronavirus, people had problems with blood glucose levels.
In addition, COVID-19 can lead to “abnormal blood clotting” and damage blood vessels.
Post-viral fatigue and coughing after the flu are also quite common.
However, regarding the new coronavirus, it is too early to draw conclusions, because COVID-19 has not yet been sufficiently studied.
Can you fully recover from COVID-19?
It is difficult to find definitive conclusions yet because the new virus appeared only at the end of 2019, so there is very little “long-term data”.
However, there are fears that even after a seemingly complete recovery from COVID-19, people may face risks of a lifetime.
The World Health Organization has warned that pneumonia caused by the coronavirus can lead to heart problems at a younger age.