Study shows who is most likely to get Long Covid symptoms

Study shows who is most likely to get Long Covid symptoms
Study shows who is most likely to get Long Covid symptoms
A new study has shown who is most likely to get the persistent symptoms of the coronavirus disease Covid 19 – known as Long Covid.

While those who do recover from Covid-19 generally have illness that lasts only a few days, 10 percent have symptoms that last longer than three weeks, and some still suffer months later.

Some studies have estimated that Long Covid – that could be four different syndromes – could affect 35 percent of Covid patients.

Symptoms can appear suddenly weeks after the initial infection has resolved

The symptoms are extreme fatigue, hair loss, depression, anxiety, headache, swollen lymph nodes, long-term loss of taste or smell, breathing problems, heart problems and problems with a tight chest, liver and kidney, diarrhea, body pain and inflammation, rashes and blood clotting problems.

Now researchers from King’s College London have found out which Covid-19 patients are most likely to develop Covid for a long time.

Their results show that women are more likely to get long-term Covid than men.

Speaking to the BBC, Dr. Claire Steves, who worked on the study: “We saw from the early data that men were at a much higher risk of very serious illnesses and unfortunately died of Covid. It seems that women are more at risk of long-term Covid. ”

Other factors that seem to increase your risk of long-term Covid include being over 50, being overweight, and asthma.

In the meantime, those who had more than just a cough while developing Covid-19 are at greater risk of long-term Covid.

Dr. Steves added, “In the first week, having more than five different symptoms was a major risk factor.”

The results come from the Covid Symptom Study app, which is currently used by over 4.3 million Britons.

In the study, to be published online, the researchers used data from the app to find patterns associated with Long Covid.

Tim Spector, chief investigator of the COVID symptom studies app, said, “With clinical data from over four million people who downloaded the COVID symptom studies app, operated by ZOE and KCL, we have a unique insight into the long-term problems we suffer from COVID-19 patients who did not go to hospital.

“Our data shows us that more than one in ten still has problems a month and about one in five still suffers after three months. Long-lived patients experience a wide range of symptoms, including up to 20 different problems and not just the three “classic” symptoms for diagnosis.

“This shows us that this is a multi-system disease that requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.”

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