Koru Hospital General Manager Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialist Dr. Ali Özön pointed out that the Covid-19 virus also damages many other organs such as the heart and brain, as well as the lungs.
Emphasizing that damage increases the risk of long-term health problems and various symptoms are seen in patients, Özön warned against complications after Covid-19.
It is stated that a significant portion of patients with Covid-19 face various symptoms and complications within the scope of the early and late effects of the disease.
"Symptoms are also seen in those who have mild history"
Emphasizing that even if patients experience mild COVID-19, long-lasting symptoms can be experienced after their first recovery, Özön said, “In the long term, various health problems come with it. This condition is named as post-COVID-19 syndrome "or" Prolonged COVID-19 ". he spoke.
"Discomfort can be seen in young people"
Exp. Dr. Ali Özön stated that those who experience COVID-19 symptoms are mostly elderly people and those with chronic diseases, “However, even young and healthy people may experience different diseases weeks or months after infection. Cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, joint pain, chest pain are the most common signs and symptoms that occur over time. Long-term signs and symptoms may include muscle pain or headache, rapid or violent heartbeat, loss of smell or taste, memory, concentration or sleep problems, rash or hair loss.
Koru Hospital General Manager Ali Özön listed the organs that could be affected by COVID-19 as follows:
Heart: Imaging tests performed months after recovery from COVID-19 have shown that even people with only mild symptoms of COVID-19 may have permanent damage to the heart muscle. This may increase the risk of heart failure or other heart complications in the future.
Lungs: Often associated with COVID-19, the pneumonitis can cause long-term damage to the small air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. The scar tissue that occurs can cause respiratory problems in a long time.
Brain: Even in young people, diseases such as COVID-19 stroke can cause Guillain-Barres syndrome, a condition that causes seizures and temporary paralysis. COVID-19 can also increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.
"Depression and anxiety risk"
Stating that people with severe symptoms of COVID-19 often have to be treated in intensive care units with mechanical assistance such as a ventilator to breathe, Özön said, “Getting rid of this experience makes the person more likely to develop post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression and anxiety later on. can bring. "
"Increases the possibility of clustering and clotting in blood cells"
COVID-19 disease increases the likelihood of blood cells clustering and clotting. While large clots can lead to heart attacks and strokes, it is stated that most of the heart damage caused by COVID-19 is caused by very small clots that block the small blood vessels (capillaries) in the heart muscle.
Other parts of the body affected by blood clots include the lungs, legs, liver, and kidneys. On the other hand, COVID-19 can weaken blood vessels and cause them to leak. This could potentially cause long-term problems in the liver and kidneys.
Covid 19 Tracking Program Created
A multidisciplinary follow-up program consisting of "Internal Medicine, cardiology, chest diseases, infectious diseases, nephrology, neuro-psychiatry, physical therapy" departments was created within the body of Koru Hospital in order to prevent complications that may occur later in patients with Covid-19 disease.