Although most of those who have been infected experienced mild symptoms, there are still people who experience persistent symptoms even after they have recovered and have tested negative for the virus.
Below is a list of known symptoms that people have reported suffering from even after the are no longer testing positive. They can persist for as long as 4 weeks after the first diagnosis.
- Cough and wheezing
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste and smell
- Headache or muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Depression and anxiety
Effects from the pandemic are primarily recognized as a respiratory condition which affects the lungs, it can also cause damage to other important organs, such as the heart, kidneys and the brain. Instances where organ damage do occur may then lead to health complications that linger, even after “recovery”. Some of the lasting health effects may include long-term breathing problems, heart complications, chronic kidney impairment, stroke and Guillain-Barre syndrome — a condition that causes temporary paralysis.
Do you also know that those who are confirmed cases have an increased risk of developing blood clots for up to six months?
Studies have shown that people who have tested positive for the virus have an increased risk of developing blood clots. However the new study in the BMJ medical journal shows that the threat can linger for up to six months after getting infected, even in mild cases.
Researchers have compared data from more than a million people in Sweden's national registries who contracted the virus from February 2020 to May 2021, with a control group of over four million who did not test positive.
After being infected, they found an increased risk of:
- blood clots in the leg, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), for up to three months
- blood clots in the lungs, or pulmonary embolism, for up to six months
- internal bleeding, such as a stroke, for up to two months
When the researchers compared the risks of blood clots, they found that:
- 4 in every 10,000 infected with the virus developed DVT as compared with 1 in every 10,000 for people who never contracted the virus.
- About 17 in every 10,000 infected with the virus had a blood clot in the lung. This is a higher probability than those who never had contracted the virus, with a probability of lesser than 1 in every 10,000.
People who have fallen to the pandemic have an increased likelihood of their blood cells clumping together, forming clots. While large blood clots can cause heart attacks and strokes, it is believed that much of the heart damage caused by the virus stems from the very small clots that block tiny blood vessels (capillaries) in the heart muscle. Other parts of the body that can be compromised because of blood clots include the lungs, legs, liver, and kidneys. The virus can also weaken blood vessels and cause them to leak. This may contribute to potentially long-lasting problems with the liver and kidneys.
You may like to consider the below supplements to decrease the risk of forming blood clots and improve your immunity and lung health:
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