According to a study conducted this Thursday (16/6) in King’s College London, England, people infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus are less likely to develop long-term Covid, according to the journal The Lancet. I am.
By analyzing UK patient data stored in the Zoe Covid Symptom Study, researchers are 20% to 50% less likely to develop a condition during the current wave of a pandemic compared to delta waves. I found that.
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Without a clear name, the sequence of symptoms that persists after the coronavirus infection has healed is called Post-Covid Syndrome, Long Covid, Persistent Covid, or Prolonged Covid. freepik
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Long-term covid is defined as when the symptoms of the infection last for more than 4 weeks. Also, some other patients may even recover quickly, but have long-term problems. Crafted on pixabay
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One of the latest comprehensive articles on this topic is from a group of universities in the United States, Mexico and Sweden. Researchers have selected the most relevant publications on long-term Covid around the world and identified 55 key symptoms. iStock
Of the 47,910 patients who participated in the study, the five main symptoms detected were fatigue, headache, diminished attention, hair loss, and dyspnea. Getty Images
Long-term Covid is also common after mild and moderate infections without hospitalization of the patient. About 80% of people with the disease still had some symptoms for at least two weeks after the virus had healed.freepik
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In addition, one of the studies analyzed pointed out that post-coronavirus malaise is more common among women, and there is also hair loss.Big city
Experts believe that the long Covid could be the “second wave” of damage caused to the body by the virus. The initial infection overwhelms the immune system of some people, attacking not only the virus but also the body’s own tissues. Getty Images
So far, there is no suitable treatment for this clinical condition that appears after recovery from Covid-19. The main focus is to control symptoms and gradually increase daily activity.Getty Images
A recent study at Washington University in St. Louis, USA, warned that anyone who recovered from Covid-19 could have complications the year after the infection, despite a complete recovery from the disease. increase.Getty Images
We analyzed data from 150,000 people infected with the virus to determine the most common complications. Getty Images
For example, the risk of having a heart attack is 63% higher for people who are already infected.The likelihood of coronary artery disease increases to 72% and in the case of a heart attack increases to 52%Getty Images
Increasing numbers of patients with depression and anxiety are also attracting the attention of scientists.Getty Images
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The study also recorded cases of coronary artery disease, heart failure, blood clots, arrhythmias, and pulmonary embolism.Getty Images
Of the 56,003 cases studied during the peak of Ômicron in the United Kingdom from December 2021 to March 2022, 4.5% reported long-term Covid symptoms. In the previous wave, between June and November 2021, 10.8% of 41,361 infected patients did not fully recover.
Values depended on the age of the patient and the time of the last dose of the vaccine, and did not compare vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
This is the first study to show, for example, a low risk of developing prolonged fatigue, shortness of breath, myalgia, joint pain, loss of smell and taste, and sequelae with psychological confusion. However, researchers warn that risks still exist.
“This is good news, but don’t disable Covid’s precautions,” Principal Investigator Claire Steves told Reuters in an interview with authorities.
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