A Chinese study reveals long-term side effects of “Covid-19”, including the inability to sleep.
A recent study conducted on 1,733 people admitted to Jin Yin Tan Hospital showed that the Coronavirus symptoms might last for up to six months.
Research shows that patients who first tested positive in Wuhan, China, at the start of the outbreak in January 2020, have many symptoms, including difficulty sleeping in May 2020.
Evidence indicates that about 63% of patients whose data were examined by scientists continued to suffer from fatigue, while another 26% had difficulty sleeping.
A third of the patients examined also showed symptoms of kidney dysfunction, including the accumulation of bodily waste in the participants’ blood.
This is also supported by a previous study that showed that the virus could destroy testicular tissue.
Long-term lung damage was also found in a large number of patients. About 400 X-ray images showed signs of “glass opacity” in lung tissue, causing patients to shorten their breath.
However, some patients were in a state that prevented them from breathing deeply enough to complete the lung performance test.
“Longer follow-up studies in a larger population are necessary to understand the full range of health consequences of COVID-19,” Dr. Kao Bin of the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing wrote in the medical journal The Lancet.
He added: “Our analysis indicates that most patients continue to live with at least some effects of the virus after leaving the hospital, and highlights the need for post-discharge care.”
Other research by Dr. Kao revealed that nearly a quarter of the participants also suffered from depression and anxiety, half a year after being admitted to the hospital for treatment.
It is claimed that a small number of patients who were subjected to the study showed low levels of antibodies, which means that they will not be protected from infection with the virus more than once, with the addition of the researchers: “The risk of infection must be monitored again.”
Source: Daily Star