What is long covid and how does it affect the body?

Some symptoms of covid may persist for months after recovery. The effect of covid has also been seen on the heart. Know everything about Long Covid.

Covid lasts for two weeks for most people. But, some people may have certain problems related to it for months. Some problems persist for three months after becoming ill with a coronavirus infection or return in a short time. This is called Long Covid. Some symptoms of Covid persist even after the fever and cough are cured, such as fatigue, difficulty in breathing and decreased ability to think, etc. These symptoms may also be persistent and may come and go. Due to these symptoms, the patient's daily life can be affected even after recovering from covid. Let us know about the effects of long covid on the body.

Do covid vaccines prevent long covid?

After getting the covid vaccine, the risk of infection can be reduced, but infection is still possible. After getting the vaccine, long covid affects those people who have recovered from covid

What could be the reason for the long covid?

Covid can attack our body in many ways. This can cause damage to the lungs, heart, immune system, kidneys, liver, and other organs. Some symptoms may persist for a long time due to damage to these organs. Pain or fatigue can lead to mental health problems due to prolonged covid illness. It can also be an effect of treatment.

Who is more at risk of covid?

People with conditions including high blood pressure, smoking, sugar, obesity, and other conditions are more likely to have problems from COVID-19. Although the infection can happen to anyone, these factors can increase the problem after infection.

Heart problems

The risk of heart disease can also increase after infection with covid. In some cases, it has been seen that after covid, there is swelling in the heart muscles of the person. Research has revealed that 60% of people who have recovered from covid have seen heart problems. Such people may have common symptoms like shortness of breath, increased heartbeat, fatigue, etc. These problems have also been seen in people who had mild symptoms of covid.

Long covid symptoms

Breathing problems

The disease of covid can cause scars or permanent problems in the lungs of the person. There may be difficulty in breathing after a mild infection of covid. Lungs can be cured after covid. The doctor says that it may take some time for the lungs to recover after covid.

Loss of taste and smell

Smell and taste are related to the senses. The coronavirus affects the cells of our nose lining. Before and after getting sick with covid, there may be a difference in smell or taste. People with the infection of covid feel bad, strange, or different from things that smell or taste.

Nervous system problems

After the infection of covid, people may also have problems of fatigue, headache, and dizziness.

Kidney damage

There is a risk of kidney damage due to infection of covid. Even after recovering from covid, the risk of kidney disease remains for a long time.

It can take time to fully recover from these symptoms, so continue with the treatment so that you do not have recurring symptoms. In case of any problem, instead of deciding on your own, see a doctor and get advice.

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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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