Check out 5 vascular symptoms that can appear after Covid
Jenni Smith June 28, 2022HealthComments Off on Check out 5 vascular symptoms that can appear after Covid4 Views
Covid-19 is not only related to respiratory diseases and has significant vascular impacts on the body.
Doctor Josualdo Euzébio da Silva, a specialist in vascular and endovascular surgery, explains that circulatory problems can occur both in the phase of the disease and months after Covid.
Some of these changes can be treated with medication, others require surgical treatment. The specialist listed 5 circulatory symptoms that are already related to Covid-19:
According to an article published by the American scientific journal Circulation Research, Sars-CoV-2 promotes blood hypercoagulation by stimulating the high production of inflammatory substances and an enzyme called thrombin, which participates in the clotting process.
“The circulatory complications of this event can compromise the lungs, heart, kidneys and brain. Arterial and venous thromboembolism and impairment of microcirculation can even lead to loss of lower limbs”, highlights the surgeon.
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Without having a definitive name, the set of symptoms that continues after the coronavirus infection is cured is called Post-Covid Syndrome, Long Covid, Persistent Covid or Prolonged Covid. freepik
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Long-term Covid is defined as cases in which the symptoms of the infection last for more than 4 weeks. Also, some other patients even recover quickly, but have long-term problems. Pixabay
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One of the most recent and comprehensive articles on the topic is from a group of universities in the United States, Mexico and Sweden. The researchers selected the most relevant publications on prolonged Covid around the world and identified 55 main symptoms. iStock
Among the 47,910 patients who took part in the studies, the five main symptoms detected were: fatigue, headache, difficulty paying attention, hair loss and difficulty breathing. Getty Images
Prolonged Covid is also common after mild and moderate versions of the infection, without the patient needing hospitalization. About 80% of people who caught the disease still had some symptoms at least two weeks after curing the virus.freepik
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In addition, one of the studies analyzed points out that fatigue after the coronavirus is more common among women, as well as hair loss.metropolises
Experts believe that the long Covid could be a “second wave” of the damage caused by the virus to the body. The initial infection causes some people’s immune systems to become overwhelmed, attacking not just the virus but the body’s own tissues. Getty Images
For now, there is still no adequate treatment for this clinical condition that appears after recovery from Covid-19. The main focus is on controlling symptoms and gradually increasing daily activities.Getty Images
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