If you think you are totally safe after recovering from COVID-19, we are sorry to break this news to you. This autoimmune infection may make you a patient of lung problems in later life. Surviving coronavirus can give you life but it would also give you a scar of a lifetime. We all know that this deadly virus attacks lungs and their functioning. Even after you recover, your lungs may not be the same as they were before this virus attack. Irreversible lung problems may be caused and you may need to deal with these for the rest of your life.
COVID-19 and Health Complications
If you believe everything will get better soon after coronavirus is gone, it is not going to be so smooth. This is a tough time and we are all struggling for survival. Prevention is the only way to keep this virus at bay. Boosting immunity is the need of the hour. These days, everything is revolving around Coronavirus and its health effects. This mainly attacks the respiratory system.
WHO has warned that smokers are at a greater risk of contracting this virus. Their lungs are already ill and it makes them an easy target for Coronavirus to attack. Even if you survive this deathly virus, you re highly likely to have an ailing lung for the rest of your life.
Coronavirus can cause irreversible lung ailments
The UK National Health Service(NHS) has reported that about 30% of the coronavirus survivors may suffer from long-term irreversible lung problems along with psychological issues. This is for both smokers and non-smokers. However, smokers whose lungs are already weak are at greater risk. SARS and MERS viruses have also shown to cause severe damage to the lungs, coronavirus follows the path where almost 30% of people have suffered lung damage.
Here is an excerpt from the leaked report of NHS: “Approximately 30% of survivors of the global SARS outbreak caused by SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV experienced persistent physiological impairment and abnormal radiology consistent with fibrotic lung disease. It is envisaged that pulmonary fibrosis [lung damage and scarring] is likely to be an important sequela/condition which is the consequence of Covid-19.”
Not just lung problems, COVID-19 may also cause chronic fatigue syndrome and psychological impairments. The report also mentioned that 70% of the survivors may suffer from Delirium which can cause severe cognitive impairment.
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