Patients who have recovered from Covid may experience symptoms after a long time. Experts recommend getting checked every six months to avoid health complications.
Despite the fact that scientists and doctors continue to learn more about the novel coronavirus, many elements of the virus and the disease it causes are still unknown. While the majority of COVID-19 infections are minor and short-lived, some people are left with symptoms months after clinically testing negative for the virus. This condition is referred to as ‘long Covid’ and it can have a debilitating effect on the lives of people who have recovered from the deadly disease.
Dr TS Kler, Chairman, Fortis Heart & Vascular Institute, Gurugram & Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, told IANS that almost 75-80% of COVID patients don’t need to be admitted to the hospital and can heal at home with teleconsultation, although COVID-19 infections can have long-term consequences. COVID symtoms have been known to last for several months in certain cases.”
Cardiovascular Diseases More Common In Covid Patients. Further explaining the long-term effects of Covid, Dr Kler wrote “aside from lung damage, the virus can also cause immediate myocardial injury and long-term cardiovascular disease.”
According to a study published in the European Heart Journal, Covid-19 patients who experience cardiac arrest have a higher risk of dying than those who do not have the virus, and women are at a higher risk of mortality for the same reason. Within the myocardial tissue, the virus may directly penetrate the ACE2 receptor cells and induce viral damage. COVID can cause myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart muscles that can lead to heart failure over time if not treated.
Patients With Pre-Existing Heart Problems Should Be Extra Cautious
People who have a history of heart disease should be extra cautious. During the recuperation phase, a large proportion of patients have experienced cardiac arrest, which often results in death. Experts believe that even when the COVID virus fades, the immune response remains hyperactive, which frequently attacks other organs. Nearly 80% of these patients experienced cardiac arrests within 2-3 weeks of testing positive for COVID.
Get Screened Every Six Months Post Covid Recovery
Several cases of cardiac arrest following COVID recovery have highlighted the significance of regular heart health monitoring. According to doctors, in high-risk patients with pre-existing diseases including diabetes and hypertension, cardiac tests such as ECG, X-Ray Chest, and lipid profile should be done every six months to determine whether the heart has been damaged.
Aside from regular monitoring, post-COVID patients must follow a healthy diet that includes all vital nutrients and excludes spicy, oily, canned, artificial sweeteners, and processed flavours, as well as junk food. Physical activity, as well as a reduction in drinking and smoking, must be prioritised. Even the tiniest of symptoms should be considered, and an expert doctor should be consulted as soon as possible.
Study: 4th Covid vaccine dose effective in protecting people over 60
As per the new Israeli-led study, the largest healthcare organisation Clalit said fourth dose of Covid vaccine is effective for protecting people aged 60 and above.
The study found that a fourth dose can reduce the possibilities of symptomatic infection, hospitalisation, serious illness and mortality among the elders, Clalit said, Xinhua news agency reported.
In the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Clalit researchers and their colleagues from Harvard University in Boston analysed data from 182,122 Clalit members, all aged 60 and above, who received Pfizer’s fourth dose.
“The study unequivocally demonstrates that the fourth dose provides effective protection in preventing morbidity,” said Ran Balicer, Director of the Clalit Research Institute.
“It will help every person to make a decision on the fourth vaccine based on their level of personal risk,” he added.
Covid-19: Here are the symptoms of fourth wave
covid-19 pandemic. BA.2 has two characteristics – they are dizziness and extreme tiredness. BA.2 sub-variant or stealth omicron affects more on the stomach and intestines of the people, which leads to digestive problems. there is currently no evidence that people can catch covid-19 from food. the virus that causes covid-19 can be killed at temperatures similar to that of other known viruses and bacteria found in food.
Symptoms of Omicron:
- Continuous Cough
- Muscle and body health
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty in breathing
- Skin rash
- Sleeping paralysis
- Back pain
- A loss of appetite
- High temperature
- Sore throat
- Chest pain
- Abdominal pain
- Covid toes or figures
- Covid tongue
- Night sweats
- Hoarse voice
- New loss of taste and smell
- Congestion or running nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Covid-19: WHO shares post COVID symptoms
In the third year of pandemic, it is not just a fight against COVID, we have another challenge ahead of us i.e. dealing with post-COVID conditions. They are also known as long COVID conditions. With the growing number of cases of long COVID it is confirmed that COVID does not spare any body organ and it affects the biological ecosystem. Fatigue, trouble in breathing and cognitive dysfunction is the most common symptoms.
Fatigue: It is very common response from the body when fighting against any viral infection. It may last for weeks and it is very common symptom seen in all the patients who recovered from COVID.
Trouble in breathing: Even with the minimal physical activity person may have trouble in breathing. It is very common occurrence in the people who have been infected with COVID.
Cognitive dysfunction: It is commonly referred as brain fog. It actually means people having trouble with their attention, trouble in concentrating, trouble in recall or memory, trouble in sleeping.
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