Due to the seriousness of the coronavirus disease Covid-19, many of the patients undergoing treatment are still facing adverse effects even after one year. This was found in a medical study in the United Kingdom.
A study by the University of Southampton found that one-third of hospital admissions from Covid-19 had evidence of adverse effects on the lungs even after one year.
It is believed that Covid-19 has affected millions of people around the world, but most patients are hospitalized when the disease affects the lungs, for which the term Covid-19 Pneumonia is used.
Significant progress has been made in treating pneumonia, but so far little has been known about how long it can take patients to fully recover and what changes occur in the lungs.
In a study published in the Medical Journal The Lancet Receptive Medicine, experts, along with experts from the Chinese city of Wuhan, examined patients with severe Covid-19 pneumonia and found out what their condition was a year later.
For this purpose, 83 patients were treated in the hospital who was suffering from severe pneumonia. These patients were examined for 3, 6, 9, and 12 months, they were examined every 3 months.
During each examination, the lung function was examined along with the medical analysis, for which a CT scan was taken of the lungs and a walking test was also taken.
During the 12 months, most patients’ symptoms improved with symptoms, exercise ability, and CT changes related to Covid-19. A year later, most of the patients appeared to have fully recovered, but 5% were still having difficulty breathing.
One-third of patients’ lung functions did not return to normal, especially the ability of the lungs to carry oxygen to the blood. CT scans of a quarter of the patients revealed changes in some small parts of their lungs and this was common in people who had serious changes in their lungs while being treated in the hospital.
The researchers said that the majority of patients with severe coliform pneumonia seem to fully recover, but some patients take several months to recover. He added, “women have a higher rate of lung function than men, and more research is needed to find out.”
He said, “We still don’t know what happens to patients after 12 months, so it’s important to continue research.” The researchers acknowledged that the number of patients in the study was not high and that additional research needed to confirm the findings, but they did identify some important things.
Earlier in March 2020, a video of the lungs of a Coronavirus patient at George Washington University Hospital in the United States was shared on YouTube, showing healthy lung tissues in blue and virus-infected tissues in yellow.
Dr. Keith Mortman, head of the hospital’s breast surgery department, said: “The combination of healthy and infected lung tissue is startling. In fact, it is not necessary to have a medical degree with the name to understand after looking at it that the damage to the lungs is not limited to one part, in fact, both lungs are severely damaged.
“He said. It can damage the lungs of people recovering from Covid-19 on a long-term basis.”
In the same month, medical experts in Hong Kong discovered that people recovering from the new novel coronavirus may have weakened lungs and some may have difficulty breathing when walking fast.
According to the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong Hospital Authority came to this conclusion after examining the initial patients recovering from coronavirus disease Covid-19.
Doctors found changes in the lung capacity of 2 to 3 out of 12 patients. Dr. Owen Tsang Tak Yin, medical director of the hospital’s Infectious Diseases Center, told a news conference: The percentage can be reduced.
He added that it was too early to determine the long-term effects of the disease, but a scan of the lungs of nine patients revealed a dust-like pattern on the glass, indicating organ damage.
He said further tests would be performed on these patients to determine the extent to which their lungs were functioning and that physiotherapy would be arranged to strengthen the lungs.