Doctors and researchers around the world continue to discover new effects that can cause the coronavirus on the fly. Over the months, it had already been confirmed that this disease could leave severe sequelae in the most severe patients and Now new studies are revealing that people who suffered it in its mildest form can also be affected in the long term.
Thus, some of these patients face months after overcoming COVID-19 complications arising from this condition. Many of these cases have transpired in China and Italy. In both countries they have detected cases of individuals who, long after receiving discharge, have suffered from organic problems such as those reported below:
Many people with the coronavirus develop respiratory failure called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). It has been confirmed through various investigations that this ailment can remain in patients who have already recovered due to the irreversible damage it produces in the lungs.
But this is not the only sequel that COVID-19 can leave in this body. There are also studies that warn of cases in which fibrosis occurs once the disease is left behind, even in asymptomatic individuals.
Research carried out in China has verified that the liver damage suffered by many coronavirus sufferers can continue once they have recovered from this condition. Specifically, this study confirmed that it is possible to continue to have impaired liver function even though tests to detect the virus are already negative.
The heart is one of the organs that can be most damaged by the coronavirus. This disease is capable of increasing the risk of cardiac abnormalities such as blood clotting. These damages can even affect people who have not had problems of this nature before. Likewise, the appearance of arrhythmias is another of the possible sequels that the disease can cause.
Patients admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) often suffer muscle breakdown in their bodies due to a long period of bed rest. In this sense, A study by John Hopkins University revealed that its consequences can be noticeable for months and even years.
Short of breath
Some health authorities have warned of the possibility of persistent shortness of breath after suffering from the coronavirus. These experts primarily base their theory on what has been proven in patients who have suffered from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a condition that can lead to shortness of breath for months and sometimes forever. These voices consider it likely that a similar sequel may occur in many patients who have passed COVID-19.