Don’t Ignore Persistent Symptoms Post Covid Recovery : RTIICS

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Time when the grip of fear of infection is getting tighter, a number of patients are reporting with multiple health issues post COVID recovery. The situation may seem complex but seeks immediate attention and valid information in regards to Post COVID Syndrome. While the list of comprehensive effects of COVID infection on the human body is on the rapid increase it also very much clear that COVID is not a mere respiratory infection. It potentially affects blood vessels, immunity etc. in a complex way which may ultimately result in multiple diseases. Almost every department of hospitals is witnessing such patients. As per estimation after getting their COVID report negative around 20 to 30 per cent of patients are reporting with overall such problems. Such prolonged COVID treatments are leading some patients to traumatic phase as well which may also be due to psychological as loss of hope and unknown fear is also very high. Considering the tough time everyone is living in, it is also adding to the problem. Up to some extent the mental tension, fear of uncertainty is psychologically affecting COVID patients. It is also aggravating mental health issues. And all the multiple effects mentioned above combined are resulting in a huge number of post-recovery issues some of them may even develop gradually over a period of time. Post COVID recovery patients are even reporting with ENT issues, skin problems, hair loss, hearing loss, forgetfulness, and abnormal body postures, persistent fatigue and even fibromyalgia, AIDT syndrome etc. While a number of occurred diseases are irreversible, some of them are entirely curable. So what is the solution further? Dr Sauren Panja, Senior Consultant, HOD, Critical Care, Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences discusses its magnitude, he said that instead of getting panic they need to understand the basic mechanism and deal with the situation. A number of patients are reporting with multiple health issues within 2 to 3 months after getting their COVID report negative. First of all, as COVID primarily attacks the respiratory tract, it may leave breathing difficulty even after post COVID recovery, in severe cases, it is also resulting in pulmonary fibrosis, which may even leave patients on oxygen support as those damaged tissues of lungs cannot be recovered. In some cases, patients may develop chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease-causing right-side heart failure with severe future cardiorespiratory disability. The same way many other lungs issues are being reported post-COVID infection. In some cases due to weak nervous system and weak respiratory functioning patients are developing respiratory muscle problems to even respiratory failure as well. It is wise to go for regular checkups even post COVID recovery and catch the disease at the initial stage if persists. They are living in a pandemic; hence we primarily need patience, the right information and also a positive approach towards life. Time has come that we ensure our overall wellbeing instead of only safety from infection. Follow doctors’ every suggestion if going under the treatment of COVID, also even after COVID recovery report to the doctor even if mild symptoms occur so that treatment is ensured at initial level in order to reduce the risks further. Take every required precautionary measure to ensure safety from infection and follow WHO guidelines.

Report : Anustup Kundu

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