A recent study led by Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, USA, was able to identify 50 long-term effects of the Corona virus, which may last weeks and also extend for several months after recovery, and according to the study, the most common of these chronic symptoms is fatigue by 58%, followed by headache (44%). Attention disorder (27%), hair loss (25%), shortness of breath (24%), loss of taste (23%) and loss of sense of smell (21%).
According to a report by the site TIME NOW NEWS Other symptoms were related to lung disease, such as coughing and chest discomfort, decreased lung diffusion capacity, sleep apnea, pulmonary fibrosis, and cardiovascular problems, such as arrhythmia and myocarditis.
And unspecified problems such as tinnitus and night sweats, the researchers were also surprised by the prevalence of neurological symptoms, such as dementia, depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders..
For the study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports In the study, the team analyzed 47,910 patients from 15 peer-reviewed studies conducted in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Egypt and Mexico, who measured several biomarkers, including abnormal chest X-rays or CT scans, risk of blood clots and the presence of inflammation. anaemia, indicators of possible heart failure, bacterial infection, and lung damage.
They found that 80% of recovering adults had at least one long-term symptom that lasted weeks to months after an acute infection with mild, moderate or severe MERS.
In all, the team identified 50 persistent symptoms, signs, and abnormal laboratory findings, with most remaining effects similar to symptoms that developed during the acute phase of COVID-19..
In identifying these same persistent effects in many countries, the researchers say that their study confirms that the long-term burden of corona is large and emphasizes the urgent need to identify these chronic complications, communicate them clearly to society and identify treatment strategies to avoid the long-term consequences of the corona virus.
The next stage of their research will focus on determining what makes some individuals more susceptible to contracting the coronavirus.
However, one thing that studies have proven is that school-age children who have contracted the coronavirus usually improve after six days. Less than 5% of children have symptoms that have lasted for more than four weeks.