A significant proportion of patients recovered from COVID-19 may have the possibility to get impairment in their overall health status after recovery.
Many studies have suggested that recovered patients may experience changes in the acquired immune function, blood parameters, psychological factors, biochemical factors, lung, brain, eye, kidney, heart, and gastrointestinal tract (GI) functions, in a time.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that reduces oxygen levels in the body of patients with severe symptoms. Pneumonia could cause inflammation throughout the body, which can lead to plaque in the arteries to become unstable and can eventually lead to heart attacks. Studies have shown distinct changes in the lungs and reduced lung capacity of COVID-19 patients.
The recovered patients may also develop blood clots that can cause brain stroke. The clotting of blood can cause severe damage to other organs as well, such as the lungs, heart, and kidneys.
Among other possible long-term effects of COVID-19 on recovery, patients may also see an increased level of anxiety and other psychological and mental health disorders.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.