Studies estimate long COVID-19 has over two hundred Symptoms

ByKarthik Kumar D Kon17th Jul 2021, 2022-12-01T08:00:00+05:30
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Studies estimate long COVID-19 has over two hundred Symptoms

According to a Lancet's journal EClinicalMedicine, In the Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients who are facing prolonged symptoms have reported more than 200 symptoms across 10 organ systems.

They have analysed the responses of 3,762 peoples from 56 different countries with confirmed or suspected Covid-19. And the data were collected from September 6, 2020, to November 25, 2020. The researchers estimated the prevalence of 203 symptoms in 10 organ systems and traced 66 symptoms were over seven months.

The study suggests

  • The time of recovery for the majority of patients exceeded 35 weeks.
  • During the illness, the patients experienced 55 symptoms on average across nine organ systems.
  • The most frequent symptoms after six months were fatigue, post-exertional malaise.
  • And worsening of symptoms after physical or mental exertion.
  • And cognitive dysfunction, which varied in their prevalence over time.

Other symptoms included visual hallucinations, tremors, itchy skin, changes to the menstrual cycle, sexual dysfunction, heart palpitations, bladder control issues, shingles, memory loss, blurred vision, diarrhoea, and tinnitus.

And the Researchers,

  • Are calling for clinical guidelines on assessing Long Covid to be significantly widened beyond currently advised cardiovascular and respiratory function tests.
  • The study highlights the importance of slowing the spread of the virus through validated public health measures and vaccinations.
  • By highlighting the limitations of the study, they said that both overreporting and underreporting of symptoms are possible.
  • Also said that the study may not be representative of the entire Long Covid population or their experiences.
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