Sunday 25 July 2021
Written by – Hind Khalifa
Since the outbreak of the emerging corona virus pandemic, many people suffer from a series of physical and mental complications, so there is a list of constantly increasing symptoms, and the emergence of new variables, in addition to the high number of post-Corona complications, as the problems of recovering patients have increased while the number of infections has decreased at the present time, According to timesofindia.
What is long covid disease?
Long-Covid occurs in people who continue to have symptoms of corona long after they recover from the disease and test negative, however, people with post-corona complications are called long-distance carriers, because of severe contagion, they either suffer some damage Persistent symptoms are present in the lungs, heart, kidneys, or brain, or they continue to have residual symptoms even though there is no detectable damage to these organs.
Common Symptoms of Long Covid
Most people who contract SARs-COV-2 either have no symptoms or have mild to moderate illness, and symptoms tend to subside within 2-3 weeks after onset. However, some people, even after they test negative for the virus, They continue to have long-term symptoms for more than 4 weeks and beyond.
With all these things in mind, the Long-Term COVID Cures (TLC) Study Group, at the University of Birmingham in the UK, has come up with certain predictions for long-term COVID.
The study group looked at 27 previously published studies of long-term COVID-19 for the most common symptoms and also for some potential indicators of long-term risk.
The team of researchers found that fatigue, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, joint pain, headaches, and altered sense of smell and taste were among the most prevalent symptoms during the disease. Apart from that, they also learned that patients dealt with sleep disturbances and cognitive problems such as inability to concentrate, and memory problems. , and so on.
Are there any warning signs of a long-term risk of infection with the Covid virus?
Besides learning about the common symptoms of long-term Covid, researchers have also discovered factors that increase the risk of long-term risks in patients, and according to scientists, there are certain predictions that can help assess your risk of contracting the Corona virus for a long time.
The study found that although mild COVID infection does not lead to long-term illness, hospitalization when symptoms develop or oxygen support is required was associated with an increased risk of prolonged COVID-19 infection. In addition, one study also found that people who Those with more than five symptoms during the first week of illness have an increased risk of developing long-term complications.
According to the study, some other factors that can predict prolonged COVID-19 are advanced age, being female, and having pre-existing health conditions.
Can covid vaccines reduce the chances of catching a long corona?
Getting the Covid vaccine does not make you completely immune to the virus, however, it can reduce your risk of serious illness, provide you with a certain level of protection against illness and reduce the risk of hospitalization.
However, there is still the risk of contracting the virus and although the chances are very low, a long-term toxoplasmosis is still very possible.