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COVID Pandemic: A Never Ending Fight
The year 2019 will be remembered for many instances, but the outbreak of the deadliest virus infection in China's Wuhan is something which will haunt people for years. The SARS-CoV-2 virus, causing COVID-19 is so far the worst healthcare battle the world has fought. Primarily known as a respiratory disorder, this virus infection does more harm to your body than what was thought. Scroll down to know what Coronavirus can do to your body after entering your body.
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Damages Your Respiratory System
COVID-19 virus infection is primarily known as a severe respiratory disorder which makes the lungs of an individual prone to chronic damage in the long run. Post recovery, many COVID patients have complained about fatigue, chest pain and trouble in breathing. Did you know these all are signs of poor lungs health? Yes, SARS-CoV-2 has the potential of causing inflammatory changes in the lungs, which can negatively impact the lung tissues and sacs, thus leading to such symptoms. COVID virus infection also damages the lungs to a great extent in the long run.
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Hepatitis Virus With Human Liver
When the COVID virus enters your body, it not only damages your respiratory organs but also wreaks havoc on the other body parts as well. COVID virus can have some serious effects on the hepatic tissues in the body. In many COVID patients or individuals who have recovered from the infection, experts have noticed an increased level of liver enzymes and abnormal liver function. According to the experts, many COVID patients were diagnosed with liver problems. "In some COVID cases, we noticed that the patients faced liver problems and they had to deal with it for months," an expert quoted as saying. Talking about why this happens, experts said that this could be due to the rush of cytokines in the body, caused as a consequence of the drugs prescribed during the illness.
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Impacts The Heart-Health
Not just the lungs and the liver, the COVID virus affects your heart health too! Many patients who tested positive for novel coronavirus were diagnosed with poor heart health. Some of the warning symptoms they noticed are - an abnormal heart rate, palpitations, chest pain and chronic fatigue, etc. Besides this, there were also reports about the formation of blood clots, this condition raises the risk for the patients to suffer a heart stroke.
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COVID Can Severely Damage Your Kidney
Another important organ which gets affected by the COVID virus is the kidneys. Many COVID patients were diagnosed with poor kidney function. Some of the warning symptoms of this condition that the patients reported were - low urine output and infrequent urination. This condition has been noticed among almost all age groups. Experts say that the risk of developing kidney problems is much higher among older adults.
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COVID Damages Your Brain Cells
COVID can lead to mild to moderate inflammations, strokes and seizures in the brain of the patients. Not just during the course of the infections, this consition persists even after recovery. Some of the symptoms associated with this condition are - mental confusion, headaches, dizziness and blurred vision during and after the course of their recovery. Studies have also claimed that Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s disease may be some of the long term effects of COVID-19.