Long COVID when the coronavirus disease 2019
Long COVID when the coronavirus disease 2019 is not with you for a short time.
If you’ve been infected with coronavirus 2019 and have been treated properly until you’ve recovered. Let you try to observe yourself again for symptoms that you had during the infection. Like exhaustion, is there still any left? If the answer is “It still exists,” it is likely that You’re In Long COVID
In naming a condition in which the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection are found There are a variety of names, including Long COVID-19, Post-COVID condition, Long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, post-COVID-19 syndrome, or chronic COVID. Abnormal for more than 4 weeks, despite the usual COVID-19 infection. It usually goes away a few weeks after infection.
And according to several research reports, 80% of people infected with the coronavirus will experience symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, lack of concentration, hair loss and shortness of breath.
So how many types of Long COVID are there? How do you notice the symptoms?
Long COVID is divided into 3 types, which are divided according to the symptoms as follows:
1. a condition in which the patient has new symptoms or new or ongoing symptoms
That patients with COVID-19 Symptoms persist for several months after first contracting coronavirus, often in early severe cases. and intensified with intense exercise or concentration, with symptoms such as:
- Fever, headache, dizziness like fainting
- Shortness of breath, shortness of breath, cough, tightness in the chest, weakness, easy fatigue.
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, unable to eat
- Earache or ringing in the ears
- Heart palpitations, lack of concentration or thinking nothing, stubbornness, insomnia, mood swings
- Numbness , muscle and joint pain
- It doesn’t smell or taste bad.
- body rash
- irregular menstrual cycle
2. The condition in which patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 have multiorgan effects.
Is that the patient has symptoms related to many organs in the body. This is caused by a strong physiological reaction, such as a cytokine storm, in the bodies of COVID-19 patients. The inability to control the secretion of cytokine in the immune system results in the destruction of many organ tissues by the patient’s own immune system. It is most often found in the tissues of the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain and skin.
In children, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19 (MIS-C) may develop with Kawasaki Disease, a multi-organ inflammation, high fever, rash, red eyes, and glands. big yellow may occur while infected with COVID-19 Stay or immediately disappear The disease can have long-term multiorgan effects.
3. Long-term effects of hospitalization and from coronavirus infection 2019
Often occurs in patients with COVID-19 with hospitalization, especially the ICU room that affects the mind It may cause the limbs to be weak and still feel tired even if there is no covid infection. In some cases, it may affect thinking and speech. leading to a state of mental disorder after experiencing a violent event (post-traumatic stress disorder; PTSD), eg intubation or was pumped to the heart to save lives This results in sudden stress and may accumulate continuously.
In addition to the aforementioned conditions that are caused by illness, the COVID-19 disease has also had a negative impact on the economy. or that some people need to live in isolation where someone close to them has been infected or died. Including difficult access to the hospital when symptoms are abnormal resulting in increased anxiety
So how can we prevent Long COVID?
- Vaccination against COVID-19
- Wear a mask that completely covers the mouth and nose.
- keep distance by staying 1.5-2 meters away from others, avoiding crowded and poorly ventilated areas
- wash your hands often