Most people suffering from COVID-19 can resume a healthy life post recovery. However, from what we are learning, the SARS-COV-2 virus can leave lingering repercussions for people, even after testing negative.
There have been several reports of a rise in heart attack and cardiac involvement in patients who have recovered from COVID-19. Some could also be at the risk of developing new diabetes. Kidney damage could also be triggered by the SARS-COV-2 virus.Not only will Covid recovered patients require follow-up screenings and tests to undertake, experts now suggest that people now be on the lookout for warning signs and symptoms.
Complications different from long Covid?
*Long Covid or post-Covid is characterized as a syndrome wherein a Covid patient continues to experience symptoms of the disease four-week after testing negative.
*Findings suggest that one in four Covid+ patients are long haulers. The symptoms, such as lingering cough, chronic weakness, headaches, myalgia, brain fog could linger weeks or months after recovery, and require evaluation.
The signs and symptoms observed in post Covid recovery are:
-Covid could trigger both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.- Covid could also impact the heart of the healthier age groups, making many undergo symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, exhaustion.
Apart from this, warning signs of declining heart health include:
-Pain or pressure in the arm
-Shortness of breath
-Uncontrolled or unstable blood pressure
-Irregular heartbeat, stress build-up
Some people suffering from severe forms of coronavirus have been seen to show signs of kidney damage, even without underlying problems. Extensively high levels of protein and abnormal blood work, infamous Covid-induced cytokine storm or fluctuating oxygen levels can also cause damage.
(With times of India inputs)