In the study of British scientists, nearly 35% of patients from Covid-19 require long-term medical treatment. Among them, many died from complications of the disease.
Researchers from the University of Leicester and the National Bureau of Statistics in the UK have just released the discovery that many patients died after they left Covid-19. Professor Kamlesh Khunti, University of Leicester, lead author of the study, warns we need to be prepared for the long-term effects of Covid-19.
At the same time, he expressed confusion about this situation. Because even patients treated with protective therapies such as aspirin and statins still find it difficult to improve their health. “It seems that they have recovered but still have to live with it, forced to return to the hospital and it is difficult to avoid death”, this expert shared.
This study was described by Professor Khunti as the largest ever performed on patients from Covid-19 in the UK. In particular, what disturbs Professor Khunti is that Covid-19 patients often develop diabetes after they recover.
“We hypothesize it is possible that SARS-CoV-2 destroys insulin-forming beta cells and induces patients with type I diabetes. Another is that it causes insulin resistance and leads to type II diabetes. These new diagnoses are very suspicious, ”he said.
According to the Telegraph, the study was performed on 47,780 Covid-19 cases in the UK and was discharged from the hospital. After 140 days of recovery, 29.4% of cases require re-examination and hospitalization because of related conditions. In particular, 12.3% of patients died from complications. The average age of the study participants was 65.
According to recent data provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (ONS), one in five patients in the UK still have symptoms of Covid-19 after 5 weeks. 50% of them have sequelae of the disease in the next 12 weeks.
Many people suffer from the long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 and experience heart problems, diabetes, and chronic liver and kidney problems. The study also shows an even higher risk among people under the age of 70 and ethnic minorities.
In addition, Dr. Charlotte Summers, a lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UK, noted that some young people also experience dangerous complications when suffering from Covid-19. This signal warns us there are many problems we must face when dealing with this pandemic.
Previously, large-scale research in China showed that 76% of patients with Covid-19 at Jin Yin-tan Hospital, Wuhan, had long-term health problems after 6 months. In particular, nearly 35% of patients show signs of renal failure, waste retention in the body and increased risk of sexual dysfunction.
In addition to causing symptoms such as accumulation of waste products in the blood, edema of the face, affecting kidney function, it also has a negative impact on the sex life of the patient. Professor of nephrology at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Italy, judged this to be an unexpected finding.