- At about 40 percent. Of patients in care, symptoms persisted even 1 year after infection with COVID-19
- The researchers were surprised that the repetitive physical activity of young patients did not affect the long course of Covid. However, when they examined people over the age of 65 in this regard, it turned out that the activity helped them recover.
- The prolonged illness is manifested by fatigue, shortness of breath and cognitive impairment. Patients experience chest pain, changes in taste and smell, muscle weakness, and heart palpitations
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As part of the STOP-COVID project (www.stop-covid.pl) Dr. Chudjic has studied more than 2.3 thousand patients with complications after COVID-19. He pointed out that the number of reported patients did not decrease. Every month there are about 200 of them, and were it not for the limited capabilities of the team that works on it, other than cardiologists, among others, there would be more pulmonologists, psychologists, neurologists and dermatologists.
At about 40 percent. patient care Symptoms persist even after a year of illness on COVID-19. Most often, convalescents complain of chronic fatigue. In contrast, 16 per cent. He has neurological disorders related to cognition and memory such as “brain fog” or even dementia.
Post-inflammatory changes in the heart are a frequent complication, and recently cardiologists have also noticed an increase in the number of patients with permanent damage to this organ, which requires specialized treatment.
The convalescent treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety disorders and “brain fog” gives good results.
On the other hand, patients with neurological disorders benefit from training with a PlayStation-like device to force their brains to be active and learn. According to the expert, dementia disorders that appear in young people, incl. In a 30-year-old patient.
The researchers were surprised that the repetitive physical activity of young patients did not affect the long course of Covid. However, when they examined people over the age of 65 in this regard, it turned out that the activity helped them recover. Where does this difference come from? The secret lies in the types of activity. Flexibility is enhanced by regular, moderate activities that are closer to leisure, rather than excessive exertion, such as running marathons.
Obese people suffer from Covid-19 disease more difficult, which did not surprise Dr. Chudzik’s team, because obesity is a chronic inflammation with which the body constantly struggles and negatively affects the efficiency of the immune system.
According to the latest WHO definition, a so-called long coronavirus (Long Covid) means at least one illness within 3 months of a SARS-CoV-2 infection being detected or suspected. It must persist for at least two months and cannot be explained by any other disease. Symptoms may appear during the acute form of COVID-19, and then persist, but also first appear after recovery.
The prolonged illness is manifested by fatigue, shortness of breath and cognitive impairment. Patients experience chest pain, changes in taste and smell, muscle weakness, and heart palpitations.
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