5 Risk Factors that may Lead to prolonged COVID-19 Recovery Period

 

Study explains 5 Risk Factors that may Lead to Prolonged Coronavirus Recovery Period

According to the foreign media BGR, doctors are still unable to explain a condition that appeared after the initial infection with the new coronavirus. Some COVID-19 survivors will develop symptoms within a few weeks after the virus is cleared. This is known as "Long COVID." Researchers from the United Kingdom analyzed the COVID-19 experience of more than 4,000 patients and identified 5 risk factors that may cause "Long COVID". Age, weight, gender, initial COVID-19 symptoms, and asthma are all risk factors for Long COVID.

 

Study from the United Kingdom explains the five health risks that may cause long COVID

A new study from the United Kingdom explains the five health risks that may cause long COVID and should provide additional incentives to avoid infection. The researchers at King's College London announced their findings, which were originally published in medRxiv in a non-peer-reviewed form.


 Long COVID

They analyzed the data of 4182 users of the COVID symptom research app. These users tested positive and recorded their health progress in the app. Researchers have identified five factors that may cause Long COVID and also revealed that the incidence of Long COVID patients may be quite high. 

The data shows that millions of people may be suffering from a Long COVID problem.

 

Researchers say that 1 in 20 COVID-19 patients may suffer symptoms for at least 8 weeks. Applying this number to the more than 41.22 million people who have tested positive to date, tells us that more than 2.06 million people may experience Long COVID. 

In other words, if the conclusions of this study are accurate, 3,500 of the 70,000 Americans who tested positive last Friday may experience Long COVID symptoms. But this research needs more research and other peer review.

 

Risk Factors that may lead to prolonged COVID-19 Recovery Period

The researchers also stated that most of the people in their study recovered from the new coronary pneumonia in 11 days or less. But 1 in 7 people experienced symptoms for 4 weeks, and 1 in 50 had symptoms for 12 weeks.

 Applying these estimates to global COVID-19 cases tells us that nearly 5.9 million people may have suffered 4 weeks of symptoms, and more than 820,000 people may have experienced COVID-19 symptoms for nearly three months.

 

The research team found that age, weight, gender, asthma, and initial COVID-19 symptoms are all risk factors for Long COVID.

 Only 10% of people aged 18-49 in the study had this condition, but the proportion of people over 70 years old increased to 22%. 

People who are overweight are also more likely to have Long COVID symptoms, and women are more likely to recover for a long time. 


Is Asthma a Risk Factor associated with Long COVID-19?

Asthma is also a risk factor associated with Long COVID.

 Researchers say that people who report a wide range of initial COVID-19 symptoms are more likely to continue experiencing symptoms after the virus is cleared.

 

The study also divided Long COVID into two separate categories. One category includes respiratory symptoms (cough and shortness of breath), headaches and fatigue. 

The second category seems to be more dangerous, with symptoms "obviously multi-system, affecting many parts of the body, including the brain, intestines, and heart."

 

Conclusion

If these findings can be confirmed, they can provide a predictive model that may help doctors try to prevent Long COVID symptoms in high-risk groups and improve the care of COVID-19 survivors who have the virus disappeared from their systems Symptoms still appear in the next few weeks or months.


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