While new coronavirus variants continue to spread around the world, post-coronavirus diseases continue to be followed by experts.
The follow-up of the diseases that continue after Covid-19 is carried out to detect the damage experienced during the process of the virus in the body. There are many studies conducted around the world on the subject. Among the most important symptoms seen in Long Covid syndrome, which is seen after Covid, are symptoms such as fatigue, muscle and joint pain, shortness of breath, and palpitation.
According to the news of Cumhuriyet; Infection experts also stated that among the Long Covid cases they saw, the longest-lasting lung involvement was experienced. In addition, they explained that they also saw various problems that impair the quality of life of immune system failure and blood diseases, fungal infections, heart and liver-related problems.
Not everyone who has symptoms may notice
Long Covid symptoms can be seen in a significant mass, as it is not seen in everyone who has coronavirus. However, not everyone who experiences symptoms may not realize that they actually have Long Covid.
Here are those symptoms that may indicate that you have Long Covid; Symptoms such as persistent fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, joint pain, depression, muscle pain, gastrointestinal problems, headache, eye diseases, skin problems, skin rash, confusion defined as brain fog, inability to focus and difficulty putting thoughts into words .
In addition, more than 50 percent of those who had Covid-19 disease stated that their sense of smell did not return to normal even after an average of 5 months after infection.
It can also be experienced in those who have mild disease.
It is not necessary to have a heavy coronavirus to have Long Covid syndrome. Even if the disease is mildly overcome and the fight against the virus is won, many diseases can occur in the body.
What is long covid?
The complaints seen in approximately 20 percent of the patients who were diagnosed with Covid-19 during the pandemic period are called ‘Long Covid’, i.e. ‘Prolonged Covid’, when the complaints last between 1-6 months. The reason for the prolongation of the disease in these individuals is expressed as the continued stimulation of the immune system. It is also known that having a severe coronavirus disease increases the risk of diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. For Long Covid detection and treatment methods, it is necessary to go to a specialist doctor.