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Long Covid-19 Patients Likely To Have Multiple Organ Abnormalities



Long Covid-19 Patients Likely To Have Multiple Organ Abnormalities

It is believed that Covid-19 has come and gone, but could the post Covid-19 impact be ever forgotten? A pandemic that shook the whole world to standstill.

Though we can’t outrightly bet on its total departure.

Recently, some people speculated that long Covid was all in the mind- a psychosomatic illness (having excessive thought, feeling, or concern about a particular Symptom), but in the real sense, this is not just a thought about Symptoms of long Covid on patients who stayed almost five months before they were discharged from the hospital over covid-19 related infections.

This will raise a question, what is long Covid.

Long Covid: This is a term to describe the effect of Covid-19 that lasts for several weeks or months beyond the initial illness.

Long Covid-19 Patients Likely To Have Multiple Organ Abnormalities

The World Health Organization defines long Covid as the Symptoms that start within three months of having Covid, it could last for two months, and this type of Symptoms can’t be explained by another condition, which means, Symptoms can fluctuate or relapse over time.

How Long Does Long Covid-19 Last?

About 1.9 million people in the United Kingdom have reported self-experienced long Covid Symptoms. Out of this number,

  • 92% have been experiencing long Covid for almost three months
  • 69% for at least a year
  • 41% for at least two years

With this report, long Covid can last up to two years, but study is yet to confirm an estimated period which long Covid can last.

Long Covid Symptoms could be mild or severe, it can affect various parts of the body which may include the heart, muscle, brain, respiratory system, stomach and digestive system, integumentary system, others are, ear, nose and throat, or the entire body at large.

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Effect Of Long Covid On Patients Organ Abnormalities

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many health professionals considered it to be a respiratory illness as many infected patients reported difficulty in breathing, coughing, shortness of breath and many other Symptoms that are related to pneumonia.

It was later discovered as more clinical research was conducted that the virus is capable of affecting other vital organs in the body like the brain, heart and even blood vessels and not just only the lung as it was initially thought.

A particular study known as C-More that was reported in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine reported that almost a third of the people who were severely ill with Covid have multiple organ abnormalities on MRI five months after they were discharged from the hospital.

This particular study was based on 259 covid-19 patients who were admitted to the hospital and 52 healthy individuals who were not infected with the virus.

Though the viral cause of Covid known as SARS-COV-2 can infect the cells of other organs in the body, but its attacking effect was also limited to some areas, as study has revealed that the immune system of infected person sometimes overshoot its function in defense mechanism which may lead to a condition known as “cytokine storm” a hyperactive immune reaction causing unintended damage to organ not directly under viral attack.

In response to long Covid patients organ abnormalities, all the cases should not only be limited to post Covid-19 impact, the immune system defense mechanism may also play a major role while defending the organs against the unknown viral elements known as SARS-COV-2.

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