scientists called the dangerous consequences of coronavirus

April 21, 2020, 14:26

Sci­en­tists from Chi­na and the Unit­ed States, in the course of a series of stud­ies and obser­va­tions of patients who have recov­ered from coro­n­avirus, have dis­cov­ered seri­ous con­se­quences of the dis­ease. It turns out that the infec­tion affects not only the lungs, but the entire human body.

How coronavirus affects the body

Coro­n­avirus has def­i­nite­ly become the most dan­ger­ous dis­ease in the world. There are many rea­sons for this: the lack of a vac­cine, spe­cif­ic knowl­edge about the nature of the dis­ease, its capa­bil­i­ties, as well as the high rate of spread.

Nev­er­the­less, sci­en­tists from around the world con­tin­ue to active­ly study the impact of COVID-19 on the human body. This time they came to very omi­nous con­clu­sions. It turns out that the infec­tion affects not only the lungs, but also oth­er organs!

It turns out that patients who have been ill will not be able to ful­ly recov­er from the dis­ease, as doc­tors and sci­en­tists from the Unit­ed States and Chi­na recent­ly told.

“COVID-19 is not just a breath­ing dis­or­der. It can affect the heart, liv­er, kid­neys, brain, endocrine and cir­cu­la­to­ry sys­tems.”

– shared the dis­cov­ery of a car­di­ol­o­gist from Yale Uni­ver­si­ty Har­lan Krumholtz.

But his col­league from Yale, car­di­ol­o­gist Joseph Bren­nan, warned of seri­ous con­se­quences for the health of a per­son who defeat­ed the coro­n­avirus. And in most cas­es they can be irre­versible.

Coronavirus affects not only the lungs - scientists

At the same time, the direc­tor of infec­tious dis­eases at the Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal in Hong Kong, Owen Tsang Tak-ying, spoke about the impact of coro­n­avirus on the res­pi­ra­to­ry organs. Accord­ing to him, in infect­ed patients, a decrease in lung func­tion by 20–30% can be record­ed. He came to this con­clu­sion after exam­in­ing peo­ple dis­charged from the hos­pi­tal in mid-March.

In oth­er stud­ies, experts have also found coro­n­avirus con­se­quences in patients who sur­vived mild and severe forms of the dis­ease. Sci­en­tists stud­ied 34 patients with COVID-19 dur­ing and after hos­pi­tal­iza­tion. Some recov­ered patients were found to have abnor­mal liv­er func­tions. More­over, these effects were observed after dis­charge.

Pneumonia and coronavirus

Diag­no­sis of patients in Chi­na led to sim­i­lar con­clu­sions. So, 12% of peo­ple who recov­ered from coro­n­avirus after recov­ery showed heart fail­ure.

As explained, the rea­son for this was the com­pli­ca­tions caused by COVID-19. Lungs poor­ly sup­plied the body with oxy­gen, result­ing in prob­lems with the heart.

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Doc­tors do not exclude the pos­si­bil­i­ty of pro­longed lung dam­age in patients who have recov­ered from coro­n­avirus. More­over, health prob­lems can last for more than a decade. This is evi­denced by the study of infec­tions asso­ci­at­ed with coro­n­avirus, or SARS. Approx­i­mate­ly one third of the patients who won the dis­ease after three years had lung dam­age. The symp­toms dis­ap­peared after about 15 years.

Thus, sci­en­tists once again warn peo­ple with dis­eases of the heart, liv­er, blood and lungs. Peo­ple with these dis­or­ders are at the high­est risk for COVID-19. Be atten­tive to your­self and your loved ones, try to observe quar­an­tine and mon­i­tor your health.

Pho­to: freepik


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