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Hair loss and sexual dysfunction are new long COVID symptoms

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The long list of COVID symptoms continues to grow, and researchers are adding two new medical conditions. Hair loss and low libido are now seen among people with long COVIDs. This is a condition in which some people infected with the COVID virus continue to experience health problems “long after” recovery from the virus.

A study conducted by the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and published in a journal Nature medicine Discovered new symptoms for adults suffering from long COVIDs, even though they are not hospitalized.

The most common symptoms of long COVID include loss of smell, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fever. The most common symptoms of long-term COVID patients were fatigue, followed by shortness of breath, cough, and myalgia.

However, the list continues to grow and now includes erectile dysfunction, hair loss, amnesia, hallucinations, bowel incontinence, swelling of the limbs, and apraxia (inability to perform familiar movements and commands). The new list of symptoms was collected between January 2020 and April 2021 and was based on unhospitalized patients.

“This study validates what patients have communicated to clinicians and policy makers through a pandemic, and the symptoms of long COVID are very widespread, with other factors such as lifestyle risk factors and chronic health conditions. Factors cannot fully explain it. ” Dr. Shamil HaroonAssociate Clinical Professor of Public Health at the University of Birmingham, and lead author of the study on Monday.

“The symptoms we have identified improve how clinicians and clinical guideline developers can improve the assessment of patients with long-term effects of COVID-19 and then optimally manage the burden of these symptoms. It should help you consider, “added Haroon.

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In addition, infected individuals were more likely to report 62 symptoms 12 weeks after the initial infection than those who had never been infected with COVID. Researchers have categorized the symptoms into three separate categories, including respiratory symptoms, mental health and cognition, and a wider range of symptoms.

Is long COVID It most often appeared in women, people aged 35-69, poor people, blacks, people engaged in social care, education / education, health care, and people with previous health conditions and disabilities. Smokers or overweight individuals.
Office for National Statistics June At least 2 million people are suffering from long COVIDs. Of these patients, 1.4 million said they were first infected (or believed to have been infected with COVID) at least 12 weeks before long COVID symptoms. At least 826,000 said they were a year ago, and 376,000 said they were infected with COVID two years before long COVID symptoms.



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