Prolonged Covid-19 May Be The Cause of Persistent Problems

Prolonged Covid May Be The Cause Of Persistent Problems
Prolonged Covid-19 May Be The Cause of Persistent Problems

Chest Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Reha Baran talked about the important effects of Covid-19 on the lungs and the problems that emerged during the Prolonged Covid (Post-Covid) period, and made important warnings and suggestions for the precautions to be taken.

Baran said, “In 19-10 percent of those infected with the Covid-20 infection, the epidemic disease of the century, the tables that we call Prolonged Covid, which show changes in some systems, may occur. It is still not possible to say that the pandemic is over and the danger has passed, and it is necessary to be much more careful, especially in the autumn and winter months, as the coronavirus likes to cling to the respiratory tract with its new variants and is transmitted very easily. said.

Acıbadem Fulya Hospital Chest Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Reha Baran said, “Post-Covid, which shows changes in some systems, can occur in 10-20 percent of those who have the disease. For example; While fatigue and tiredness can last up to 3-6 months, problems such as long-term cough, forgetfulness, concentration disorder, sleep problems, panic attacks and anxiety disorders can be experienced. Emphasizing that the Covid-2019 pandemic, which has spread rapidly in the world since December 2020 and affected our country as of March 19, continues to be a threat. Dr. Reha Baran says: “With the development of simultaneous vaccines and the administration of booster doses (booster vaccine), deaths from Covid-19, the number of hospitalizations have decreased and it has become less painful in terms of health burden. Life has returned to its normal flow. However, it is not possible to say that the pandemic is over and the danger has passed. Because of the coronavirus feature, there is always a risk of developing new variants and spreading them to the community very quickly.” used his statements.

Strict action must be taken!

Emphasizing that the coronavirus can be transmitted very easily because it likes to cling to the respiratory tract, Prof. Dr. Reha Baran said, “It is certain that the epidemic will change its direction upwards again in these days when the cold weather starts with the autumn and the closed environments are crowded. For this reason, it is imperative that the mask and distance rule are meticulously applied and the vaccinations continue without any problems. It should not be forgotten that this disease, which is very critical in autumn and winter, may flare up again. For this reason, staying away from the crowd as much as possible, using a mask and washing hands frequently will be the most important method of protection. he said.

Some with cold, some with loss of life!

Chest Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Reha Baran said that after the coronavirus enters the respiratory tract, the body's defense system works and draws the boundaries of the disease, while in some it is a process leading to death, while in others it can pass with a cold.

Emphasizing that the virus causes an inflammation in the whole body and that all organs are affected by this inflammatory process, Prof. Dr. Reha Baran said:

“Because it loves the respiratory system and can settle easily, the most common symptoms are cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, sore throat, loss of smell and taste, and headache. General symptoms such as widespread body pain, nausea, and fatigue are the general response to an inflammatory reaction. In addition, there may be symptoms and signs specific to each organ. For example; We may also encounter many conditions such as blood clots, pulmonary embolism, vascular occlusions, increased risk of heart attack, occlusion in the brain vessels, polyneuropathies, which we call stroke or inflammation of nerve endings, diarrhea, facial paralysis.”

Respiratory problems can be permanent!

Stating that the risk of death in the patient and the risk of permanent respiratory problems in the long term increase if Covid-19 is involved in the lung and turns into widespread involvement, Prof. Dr. Reha Baran stated that the cough can be severe due to the sensitivity in the respiratory tract.

prof. Dr. Reha Baran said, “When the involvement exceeds 50 percent of the whole lung, high flow oxygen therapy, oxygen therapy with a mask and intensive care conditions may be required. Bacterial infections on top of the virus at these stages double the risk and the patient may need to be intubated. In addition, the formation of clots in the pulmonary vessels, increased risk of heart attack, neurological problems also bring additional burdens. Despite all this, fortunately the death rate is low. Especially the experience gained in recent years and the increase in the drugs used in the treatment have further reduced the death rates. said.

Günceleme: 08/11/2022 17:09

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