Dr. "Long Covid" Warning from Gülergün
Chest Diseases Specialist Dr. Fulya Gülergün stated that "Long Covid" (Long Covid), which expresses the prolongation of the effects of Covid-19, causes long-term discomfort, “In this case, people who should be careful are over the age of 50, overweight, asthma patient, 5 'at the time of diagnosis. can be listed as those with more than one symptom and more women, ”he said.
Chest Diseases Specialist Dr. Fulya Gülergün made a statement about 'Long Covid', which includes the prolonged effects of the corona virus (Covid-19), which affects the world.
At the beginning of the pandemic, according to the first data from China and the statements of the World Health Organization, it is thought that those who have mild disease should recover within 2 weeks and those who have severe disease should recover within 3 to 6 weeks. Dr. Gülergün said, “However, it has been observed that it causes long-term discomfort. Some centers evaluated complaints that lasted longer than 4 weeks from the onset of the disease as 'Long Covid'. Some centers defined this period as 12 weeks. Symptoms in long Covid syndrome are 1 month in 10-20 percent of patients; it lasts more than 3 months in one out of every 44 patients, and the long effects vary between individuals. Symptoms such as fatigue, heart rhythm disorder, palpitations, cognitive problems, focusing problems, memory problems, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, loss of taste and smell, insomnia may be present.
Explaining that Covid is not an infection, but a systemic disease. Dr. Gülergün pointed out that the ACE2 receptor, which is considered to be the gateway where the virus attaches to human cells, is found in almost every tissue and organ in the body. Expressing that the British National Research Institute has collected Long Covid under 4 headings, Uzm. Dr. Gülergün listed these as those with permanent damage to the lung and heart, those who developed post-intensive care syndrome, those who developed viral fatigue syndrome, and the long-term symptoms of Covid-19.
Post-intensive care syndrome can cause serious damage
Expressing that post-intensive care syndrome occurs with long-term hospitalization and loss of respiratory and muscle strength due to inactivity, Uzm. Dr. Gülergün said, “Nerve and muscle damage occurs. Cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder appear, and these problems can last for weeks, months or years. By holding the lung, it causes permanent damage, fibrosis, shortness of breath and a decrease in effort capacity. Stiff heart muscle; heart failure can lead to rhythm disturbance, heart attack and inflammation in the heart muscles.
By holding the pancreas, it can cause irregularity in blood sugar and kidney failure by holding the kidney. It has also been found that if it is attached to the thyroid gland, it causes thyroid inflammation, hair and tooth loss. Although the retention of the structure surrounding the internal structure of the vessel causes clot development, one of the most important causes of death in Covid-19 is these clots. Its neurological effects can cause a condition called "brain fog". Week%