Neuroscientists report that COVID-19 affects the human brain

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(ORDO NEWS) — Specialists began to become very worried about the problem of postcoid syndrome. It can also be called “protracted COVID”. People who have had coronavirus have been complaining for a long time that some symptoms persist and they cannot get rid of them in any way.

Reported by The Conversation.

As shown by the latest study, in 5-24% of confirmed cases of coronavirus, certain symptoms persist for three or even four months after infection has occurred. Experts note that this is not influenced by the age of the patient, nor by how difficult the disease was.

A lingering coronavirus can be observed in young patients and even those who have had a fairly mild illness.

Neuroscientists drew attention to the fact that many patients note the presence of problems with concentration, as well as attention. In this case, we are talking about such a phenomenon as “brain fog”.

Experts point out that there is quite a lot of evidence that a variety of respiratory viruses can trigger brain dysfunction. For example, reports on the Spanish flu pandemic contain information that many people have begun to suffer from dementia, and have noted a decrease in cognitive function.

Experts from Britain compared the images of the brains of those people who had had coronavirus and those who managed to avoid infection. The results were shocking.

The virus affected some parts of the limbic system and caused them to shrink. This may indicate that in the future there is a risk of brain diseases. In addition, the onset of symptoms of lingering covid in this case is more likely.


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