• Half of patients continue to experience symptoms for at least 2 years after diagnosed with COVID-19,says study


    Patients with severe illness had a significantly higher burden of restrictive ventilation impairment and lung diffusion impairment at two years follow up than those in control groups.

    Digital Desk: Although it has been over two years since the Covid-19 epidemic first broke the news, experts continue to learn more about the virus. A new study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine found that nearly half of patients admitted to hospital had at least one symptom within two years.

    Covid 19 survivors experienced improvements in their mental and physical health regardless of their severity. Most returned to their jobs within two years, although the burden of symptomatic sequelae was still significant.

    Two years later, Covid-19 survivors were in much worse health than the general population.

    These findings indicate that more research is needed into the pathophysiology and development of effective interventions to reduce the risk of long Covid. According to the study, it is important to take action to reduce long Covid.

    According to the paper, "Long-term Covid symptoms were associated with lower quality of living, decreased exercise ability and increased health-care use after discharge... The two-year follow up revealed that critically ill patients had a significantly higher burden of restrictive ventilation impairment and lung diffusion impairment than those in control groups. "

    According to the Lancet study of two years, weariness was the most common symptom. This was independent of the severity of the illness at the beginning. A high prevalence of weariness was also observed during the recovery phase for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). It could last up to four years. Our findings are consistent with these reports. "

    Between January 7th and May 29th 2020, 1,192 patients with acute Covid-19 were admitted at Wuhan's Jin Yin-tan Hospital. Investigations were done for six-month, twelve-month and two-year periods. In December 2019, the first cases of covid-19 were reported in Wuhan, China.

    According to media reports Professor Bin Cao, a Chinese doctor at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, stated that while some Covid-19 survivors may have recovered from the initial infection, it can take more than two years before they fully recover.

    For understanding the longer-term course of Covid-19, it is important to continue following up on survivors. This is especially true for those suffering from long-term symptoms.

    It is essential to continue caring for people who have received Covid-19. Also, it is important to learn more about the effects of vaccines, new treatments and variations on long-term health outcomes.

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