As fever and difficulty breathing are both known symptoms that can arise from a #covid19 infection some people suffer long covid phase during which they have extreme fatigue and cognitive difficulties. Doctors are still finding out why? it could be that the virus moves through the nervous system of people it infects that’s what new research suggests. For more exciting stuff please subscribe to our Facebook Page.

What happens to the human body when infected by the corona virus

We know much more about that now than we did at the beginning of the pandemic. It’s not just coughing and sneezing that are dangerous but also speaking and singing, tiny droplets and aerosols loaded with the virus floating invisibly in the air and are inhaled.

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Corona viruses can reach the mucous membranes in the throat and settle in there, this is the beginning of the infection. Then come the symptoms but those aren’t that unusual for most people they might feel like a normal cold. A runny nose, cough feeling, high fever, it could all be there. Another things is the loss of taste and smell. Most infected people around 80 percent have mild symptoms which go away after a few days. By this time our immune system has successfully fought off the virus its like this in a most of cases with bacteria and viruses.

But coronaviruses can multiply fast spreading from the throat to the lungs. And that’s how they can infect lung cells until pneumonia sets in. When Pneumonia occurs it means the body gas exchange is disrupted where the oxygen absorption takes place and so the patient needs supplementary oxygen (ventilator). That’s by definition, is the sever case that needs to be treated in hospital the incongruous behind the generals. For more exciting stuff please subscribe to our Facebook Page.

Disturbance in the Gases Process

The body is supplied by oxygen via the lungs entering the bloodstream by the Alveoli to the blood vessels and then it is distributed to the rest of the body. Complications can occur when the coronavirus settles in the space between the pulmonary of Alveoli and the blood vessels that can cause inflammation. The distance to the blood vessels then becomes greater and oxygen intake becomes more difficult. When organs are deprived of oxygen breathing is labored and then respiratory muscles quickly exhausted especially the elderly. That’s when the patient need help with a ventilator.

Ventilator and its Complications

But this ventilation cannot prevent the situation from worsening in some cases. Inflammation in the lungs increasingly hinders gas exchange, fluids gets escape from the cells and even with the ventilator support, not enough oxygen enters the body. And an external machine must take over the function of the lungs. The so called ECMO enriches the blood outside the body with the oxygen and then returns it into the body but not without complications.

Ranges of Ventilator Complications

The complications ranges from bleeding complications and many more so this is really a therapy that you use when your back is up against the wall and only in special facilities, but it can be a life saving therapy.

But the situation can escalate even further, the immune system then becomes the main problem triggering a massive inflammation as a reaction. Doctors need an immune response to actually fight the virus successfully, the immune system can react so strongly that it ends up creating a bigger problem than the virus itself. If the defense compounds flats the entire body, immune cells attack the in the walls of blood vessels, they become weak fluid leaks into the tissue and is deficient in the circulatory system, the organs and no longer sufficiently supplied with blood.

While most of the covid-19 cases are mild, recuperating phase can call some concentration problems, exhaustion and muscular weakness and that tends to be more severe than in other infections. Progression to severe cases is now less common than during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, this could be due to mask usage it may contribute to a smaller amount of the infection in the air, making the disease less deadly. For more exciting stuff please subscribe to our Facebook Page.

The neurological impact of covert 19 on patients

But there is a long term effects of covid on your body and that can include the impact on the brain in one third of the coronavirus patients.

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