You are healthy, have no pre-existing conditions, and you have a decent immunity. You have recovered from COVID-19. But, a few weeks down the lane, you still feel shortness of breath, your lungs are scarred, or maybe you suddenly suffer from spiked sugar levels. You are always tired now; maybe it’s a body ache that just doesn’t go. How did that happen?
Survival and recovery have been just a minor part of a lot of peoples’ dreaded fight against COVID-19. The first few months of the pandemic were all about preventing the spread of the virus and caring for those hospitalized. However, the long-term implications of the virus are now showing up in recovered patients. Long-term symptoms or conditions vary for different patients infected with the virus and cannot be predicted. People with no underlying conditions and a health disposition can also present with lingering symptoms or long-lasting damage. This is what makes the infection scarier than we thought.
Doctors have always been aware of the lasting effects of viral infections. However, the sheer number of complications the SARS-CoV-2 virus can cause is a matter of grave concern. It was believed that the virus is just a disease of the lungs. However, this novel coronavirus can affect the brain, heart, lungs, nervous system, and so much more. Below are a few of the long effects caused by the dreaded SARS-C0V-2 virus.