Tal can explain why many individuals who exhibit these persistent symptoms are not receiving proper treatment, explains an article published on the BBC News.
Additionally, this’Covid that doesn’t pass’ can impact significantly and severely in the mental and psychological health of patients, indicates a meta-analysis based on several studies carried out by the UK National Institute for Health Research.
But after all, what’s going on?
Most people infected with a mild to moderate form of Covid-19 experience symptoms for approximately a two-week period. However, when dealing with more severe cases, the same symptoms can take up to three weeks to disappear.
Yet, currently, and according to BBC, there are thousands of people suffering from Covid-19 persistent, and that number will increase in the coming months.
According to recent surveys and interviews with 14 people, members of support groups for the Covid lasting in Facebook, the meta-analysis carried out by the National Institute for Health Research highlighted that the symptoms impact breathing, brain, heart, cardiovascular system, kidneys, liver, skin and bowel function.
These symptoms appear within four major syndromes:
- Permanent damage to the heart and lungs;
- Post-intensive care syndrome;
- Post-viral fatigue syndrome;
- uninterrupted symptoms of Covid-19.
A BBC highlights that some of affected due to the prolonged variant of the pathology, they were hospitalized for a long time in the hospital, Covid-19 serious. However, others suffered from a mild form of the disease, and many did not even get tested or diagnosed.
At this point, the organ of health points out that studies are underway in order to understand how these individuals can be better supported.
“It is becoming clear that, for some, infection with Covid-19 is a prolonged disease “, explains the UK National Institute for Health Research.
“For some of these people, it is related to the rehabilitation that follows admission to the hospital. But others are reporting transformative experiences that start with an infection that can be managed at home, but with symptoms that get worse over time.”
Elaine Maxwell, the lead physician in the meta-analysis, said that these debilitating effects represent a burden on both patients and the healthcare system.
The two most reported symptoms are chronic fatigue (98%) and headache (91%).
Other quite common symptoms in patients suffering from Covid persistent cough include shortness of breath, shortness of breath, loss of smell and taste.
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