Scientists have identified 10 symptoms that warn of Covid for a long time. Having more than 5 symptoms from this list significantly increases the risk of developing post-Covid syndrome. What are these symptoms? Review the list of symptoms that may signal the development of long-term Covid disease.
Long-term Covid disease, also described as ‘post-Covid syndrome’, is a group of symptoms that can persist for several months after you have been infected with the coronavirus.
A study conducted by scientists from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom showed that people with specific symptoms in the first week of infection are more likely to contract the so-called long-tailed COVID, regardless of age and gender.
An article on this appeared in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
COVID in the long term: These 10 symptoms increase your risk of getting sick
Led by Dr. Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, a private research group called Therapies for Long COVID, conducted a comprehensive review of current research on the frequency of symptoms, complications, and treatment of chronic COVID-19.
The data collected was disclosed by researchers Ten of the most common symptoms that portend the so-called COVID long. here they are:
- Chronic fatigue
- Shortness of breath,
- muscle pain,
- pain in chest,
- impaired sense of smell,
- Impaired sense of taste.
Cognitive impairment, memory loss, anxiety, and sleep disturbance are other common symptoms.
Scientists divided these symptoms into two main groups:
- The first, covers only fatigue, headaches and upper respiratory problems,
- Second, it consists of multiple complaints of the system, including persistent fever and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Then they calculated it Having more than five of the above symptoms in the first week of active infection was significantly associated with the development of chronic COVID-19 Regardless of age and gender.
Neither the biological mechanisms nor the immune mechanism of the long Covid virus, nor any rationale as to why some people are exposed to this phenomenon, it is not yet clear what significantly limits the development of treatments. It is very important to respond quickly to these issues, said Dr. Shamil Haroun, co-author of the study.
The authors compare the situation with other coronaviruses. In case The course of SARS, or MERS, looks similar: 25 percent. 6 months after discharge from the hospital, people experience a decrease in lung function and ability to exercise.
The wide range of symptoms and potential complications that chronic COVID patients may experience indicates the need for a deeper understanding of the clinical course of the disease. The authors concluded that there is an urgent need to develop better and more integrated models of care to support and treat patients with long-tailed COVID-19 and improve their clinical outcomes.
Source: PAP, nazwaawpolsce.pap.pl