TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The World Health Organization or WHO delivers what side effects are felt by Covid-19 patients even though they were declared cured. The document, which was published in the old WHO, mentions various short-term and long-term conditions that have occurred in a number of Covid-19 patients who have recovered.
WHO stated that Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms will usually recover within two weeks of being infected. Meanwhile, those with severe symptoms will improve within six weeks. But for some people, the symptoms of the disease can persist or recur for weeks or even months.
WHO also refers to how patients who recover from severe acute respiratory syndrome aka SARS have not fully recovered after they undergo treatment and are declared cured. Please note, Covid-19 infection is similar to the symptoms of SARS, namely fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches, muscle aches. In some people it also causes diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Following organs who are potentially affected and have not recovered even though the Covid-19 patient is declared cured:
Damage to the heart muscle, heart failure.
Lung tissue damage and restrictive pulmonary failure.
- Brain and nervous system
– Loss of the sense of smell (anosmia).
– Effects caused by thrombo-embolism such as pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke.
– Cognitive disorders, such as problems with memory and concentration.
- Mental health
Anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep disorders.
- Musculoskeletal and others
– Pain in joints and muscles.
Side effects most often felt by Covid-19 patients who are declared cured:
- Tired as much as 53.1 percent
- Shortness of breath as much as 43.4 percent
- Joint pain as much as 27.3 percent
- Chest pain as much as 21.7 percent
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