A recent study sheds light on the long-term health implications of long-COVID-19.
While there have been numerous reports of symptoms associated with the virus, researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered that only seven out of the 47 symptoms are directly linked to long-COVID or post-COVID conditions.
This new insight provides a deeper understanding of how the virus that causes COVID-19 may change or develop over time.
What Does the Study Say?
The new study highlights seven long-term symptoms linked to long-COVID-19 that can persist for up to a year.
These symptoms include rapid heartbeat, hair loss, fatigue, chest pain, difficulty breathing, joint pain, and obesity.
According to Chi-Ren Shyu, director of the MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics, “Our findings narrow down the overwhelming number of long COVID symptoms previously reported, as we only found a limited number of symptoms directly related to an infection from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.”
A previous study revealed that a significant number of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 reported symptoms that persisted for over two months. Specifically, 15% of all individuals surveyed reported experiencing prolonged symptoms.