Kathmandu : According to one new study, Corona infections can also lead to gastrointestinal issues symptoms, diarrhea is a key symptom of CoronaVirus . Although some suffer from respiratory problems, some have reported that the corona is infected without even knowing it.
The scientist found that this was significant as those without old COVID-19 symptoms like shortness of breath, a fever or cough could cause these patients to go undiagnosed for longer, meaning that they could potentially spread the virus to other people.The study exposes , half of Corona – Infected people have reported digestive problems . Dr. Brennan Spiegel, one of the co-authors of the study and the director of health services research at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles told today that the scientist team wanted to known more about the 80 per cent of people who have a mild form of the illness. He said CoronaVirus is not just a cough,he added we’re very focused on the lungs because that’s what can cause people to die. But this virus.
“When you unfurl your intestines, you have almost a tennis court worth of surface area. So you have this huge area where the virus can just start to replicate itself over and over again. It seems that’s happening in some patients who have the GI version of this disease,” he said. who experiences diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting after interacting with someone who’s sick with COVID-19 could also be infected, even if they don’t exhibit a fever, cough or shortness of breath.
In the study, patients were divided into three groups: 48 patients who experienced a digestive symptom, 69 with both digestive and respiratory symptoms and 89 with only respiratory symptoms. The researchers followed all the participants until they tested negative for the virus.
According to doctors among those with a digestive symptom, 58 per cent had diarrhea, and one-fifth of participants experienced it as their first symptom of COVID-19. Of those, 62 per cent of patients experiencing a digestive symptom reported a fever at the same time, while one-third still maintained a normal temperature. The data also showed that patients who experienced a digestive symptom were shown to seek out medical treatment later than those who experienced respiratory symptoms, waiting 16 days after their symptoms first appeared, compared to 11 days for those with respiratory symptoms.
The study authors concluded that “these data emphasize that patients with new-onset diarrhea after a possible COVID-19 contact should be suspected for the illness, even in the absence of cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or even fever.” Spiegel said that this doesn’t mean people should immediately assume they have the virus if they experience diarrhea. People can experience diarrhea for a variety of reasons in their everyday lives, and added stressors like stress, anxiety can lead to digestive issues. But if you do experience some concerning digestive issues, it’s best to check it out. “I would say this: If you have new onset diarrhea you’ve not had it before, and now all of a sudden you have new diarrhea and you have a fever, that should be something that causes you to contact your doctor anyway. He said , ” whether we’re in a pandemic or not,”