Jul 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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What are the long-term effects of Covid-19?

Studies are ongoing to understand the “long Covid-19”, but experts know a little about the long-term effects of the virus.

While most people with Covid-19 will be in two to three weeks recover, some may experience symptoms for months. According to the Ministry of Health, “Long-Covid-19” refers to people with symptoms that last longer than 28 days or develop after 28 days.

Several symptoms have been described that can be attributed to “long” Covid-19 ”, including fatigue (98%), myalgia (64%), respiratory symptoms (71%), persistent cough (69%), sore throat (67%) and fever (63%).

Patients can also develop chest pain, memory problems, insomnia, headaches, nausea, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

“Most of the symptoms of long Covid-19 were first reported 2-4 weeks after the onset of Covid-19 19 symptoms, “says the department.

Dr. Gareth Kantor told TimesLIVE that between 10 and 30% of those reported to have Covid-19 develop long-term effects of the virus.

“Patients can have a variety of symptoms from chest – and joint pain to breathing problems, ‘brain fog’ and fatigue. Up to 200 symptoms have been described and are being investigated. It seems to be more common in women than men, and they seem to have some similarities with other syndromes that could also be caused by viruses such as chronic fatigue syndrome. “

Researchers are investigating local health care claims to get it to try to understand the pattern of illness after a Covid-19 illness.

“We see whether people with Covid-19 use more medical care than before after being infected with the virus, as an indicator of which Effects Covid-19 long term and what symptoms they report.

“We are seeing a signal of more mental health problems, but it is difficult to say whether this is due to the general stress of getting the virus and possibly loved ones the virus, or whether it is a biological effect after the virus. “

The specialist and pulmonologist Dr Half a million people have suffered” long Covid-19 “ears in recent years .

“Breathlessness, tiredness and restricted exertion are often multifactorial and can originate in the brain, heart, lungs, muscles – and often with a complex interaction between these systems. Covid-19 also has an enormous impact on a person’s social, economic, emotional and psychological well-being.

“The severity of symptoms varies from mild chest discomfort to impaired breathing difficulties. Some patients report fatigue while others experience a severe form of fatigue that can best be described as a lead blanket that plunges these patients into a deep state of listlessness. Other common sequelae such as hair loss and rashes may not be serious from a medical point of view but can be extremely distressing for patients, “said Perumal.