We have not known the exact answers to this question until now. S As the numbers of those infected as well as those cured grow, scientists may increasingly learn more about the consequences of infection even after a long time after cure. The findings themselves are quite surprising. Being infected with the virus leaves far more serious consequences on the human body, and the more research scientists have done, the more they have found.
Long-term effects of Covid-19 infection
Research is being conducted by many scientific teams around the world, and scientists at the University of Oxford have found that people infected with the virus complain of shortness of breath, fatigue, anxiety, and depression two to three months after infection. Mostly patients who have been admitted to hospital with the virus have been studied. Apparently, the affected organs continue to show abnormalities in their functioning even after a prolonged period of time. The study included 58 patients with moderate to severe disease who required hospitalization, between March and May 2020.The research took into account age, gender, body weight, and other risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking.
What did the research on these infected show?
The patients who took part in the study underwent a number of tests. For example, they underwent magnetic resonance imaging, lung, brain, liver, heart and kidney scans. They also underwent spirometry to see what their lung capacity was, and the functionality of other organs. Within 2 to 3 months of infection, 64% suffered from shortness of breath, followed by 55% with fatigue. MRI showed abnormalities in the lungs of the patients and this was in 60%, 29% suffered from kidney dysfunction, 26% had heart problems and 10% had liver problems.
What we still don’t know about the aftermath
Patients who were admitted to hospitals and were not in severe condition suffered brain abnormalities anyway, according to the MRI. They suffered from a congestive disorder that results in limited mobility especially during exercise, fatigued more quickly, and had problems with breathing. Similarly, patients complained of states of anxiety and depression. As you can see, many people, even if cured, will carry the effects of the infection for a long time. It is therefore much more important not to become infected, and to do this we must use all the precautions, whether ordered by the health authorities or just those that common sense dictates. All the research is only at the beginning, and it is only in time that we will find out how much of a mark the virus will leave on our bodies. Therefore, behave responsibly not only to yourself but also to others.