Recovered Covid-19 Patients May Experience Side-effects


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A study shows that nine in ten coronavirus patients will experience side-effects. This preliminary study is disbursed by South Korea. The research comes as the worldwide death toll from COVID-19 passed 1 million on Tuesday. An inauspicious milestone in an exceedingly pandemic that has crushed the global economy. Furthermore, over-burden health systems and changed how individuals live.

In an online survey, 879 of 965 people recovered from Covid-19 patients or 91.1% responded they were suffering at least one side-effect from the disease. A professor of general medicine at Kyungpook National University School of Medicine in Daegu, Kim Shin-woo did this survey. He will continue this research by continue seeking comments from 5,762 recovered patients in South Korea. This lead researcher will soon publish the study with detailed analysis while the research was done online for now.


The common side-effects after recovered from Covid-19 includes fatigue, psychological aftereffects and loss of smell and taste. Based on this research, fatigue was the most common side-effect with 26.2% reading. The second common is difficulty in concentration which had 24.6%.

Most people will recover completely from Covid-19 within a few weeks. However, some people may still experience long-term side-effects. Cough, shortness of breath, headache and joint pain are also the side-effects of Covid-19. Although Covid-19 is seen as a disease that primarily affects the lungs, it can damage other organs as well.

1. Heart

Cause lasting damage to the heart muscle. This will increase the risk of heart failure or other heart complications in the future.

2. Lungs

Ruin the tiny air sacs, called alveoli in the lungs. The resulting scar tissue will lead to long-term breathing problems.

3. Brain

Cause strokes, seizures and Guillain-Barre syndrome even in young people. The chance of getting Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease will increase as well.

4. Blood

Blood cells become more likely to clump up and form clots. Large clots can cause heart attacks and strokes. Heart damage brought by Covid-19 is believed to return from very small clumps that block tiny blood vessels within the heart muscle. Blood clots will affect other organs such as lungs, legs, liver and kidneys.

Stress and emotion-related problems are one of the side-effects as well. 

Other side-effects are physical or mental related problems. Stress, depression, anxiety and easily feel tired are all problems as mentioned earlier.

Much is as yet obscure about how Covid-19 will influence individuals after some time. In any case, specialists suggest that doctors should intently supervise individuals who have had Covid-19 to examine how their organs are working after recovery.

It’s vital to recall that the vast majority who have Covid-19 recovered to do regular check-ups.

Lastly, prevention is better than cure. Wearing masks, avoiding crowds and keeping hands clean to reduce the spread of this disease.


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  1. Nine in ten recovered COVID-19 patients experience side-effects – study
  2. COVID-19 (coronavirus): Long-term effects Print

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