Text/Reporter Lai Wenru
Regarding the sequelae of the new crown, or the long-term new crown, the doctor said that the cause of the long-term new crown is still unclear. There are two possibilities for assessment. One is that the virus is still latent in the human body after the epidemic, or the excessive immune response is triggered during the ravages of the virus. As a result, the inflammatory factors in the body have not yet calmed down, and the body’s immune cells are out of balance. It is also reminded that after the new crown virus is a serious illness, we must pay attention to the five key points of supplementing enough water and protein.
The CCP pneumonia (Wuhan pneumonia) has been raging since 2020, and has infected 675 million people around the world. Taiwan has confirmed more than 10 million cases. According to the definition of the World Health Organization (WHO), 3 months after the diagnosis, the symptoms persist for at least 2 months, and cannot be ruled out by other diagnoses, and affect daily life, which is the so-called “Long COVID”.
Lin Rongzhi, director of the Department of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine at the Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen Medical University, said that the cause of the new crown has not yet been fully explained. We only know that it may come from a virus. Although it has been cleared from most organs of the patient’s body, it is still lurking in some corners of the human body. such as the gut, lungs or nervous system.
Or the virus directly infects various cells in the human body during the raging period, Lin Rongzhi said, and triggers an overactive immune response. After a period of time, the acute symptoms are reduced, but the overall inflammatory factors have not completely calmed down, which causes the body’s immune cells to become imbalanced, such as nerve cells, Vascular endothelial cells, etc., trigger long-term follow-up symptoms.
Daily health care after infection Five key points
Lin Rongzhi further explained that the common symptoms of new coronary pneumonia cover six categories: general, cardiopulmonary, nervous, digestive, gynecological, and others. Among them, general symptoms of fatigue and burnout are the most common, accounting for 53%, followed by joint pain, etc. Other symptoms accounted for 27%, and cardiopulmonary symptoms of coughing and wheezing accounted for 14%. A small number of patients will have neurological symptoms of brain fog, making it difficult to think or concentrate.
Regarding self-care and conditioning after recovering from the epidemic, Lin Rongzhi said that after the new crown virus is a serious illness, the symptoms seem to be relieved, but most of the viscera are disordered and the righteousness has not recovered. Pay attention to daily routines and avoid overeating, staying up late and overworked.
Lin Rongzhi also put forward five suggestions for daily life. In terms of diet, he suggested to focus on light and easy-to-digest foods, and avoid grilled, fried, spicy, greasy, sweet and cold foods; add enough water, and take in “body weight x 30ml” of water every day; take in enough protein, Eating “body weight x 1.2~1.5 grams” is helpful for tissue repair.
In addition, you should also take in enough calories. If you lose your appetite, you can eat small and frequent meals to help the body recover; adjust your daily routine, that is, pay attention to getting enough sleep, and don’t stay up late.
New traditional Chinese medicine Yipan simplifies the verification process
During the outbreak of CCP pneumonia (Wuhan pneumonia), Qingguan No. 1 was effective. Regarding the research and development of traditional Chinese medicine in the post-coronavirus era, He Zongrong, vice president of Hualien Tzu Chi and director of the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, told The Epoch Times that traditional Chinese medicine is a system of disease diagnosis and treatment. It has a history of 3,000 years in China, but the development of traditional Chinese medicine still exists. limitation.
He Zongrong said that according to the current regulations, new drugs should have sufficient human clinical trial data before they can be approved for marketing by the competent health authority to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the drug used in the human body. After going through the third phase of clinical trials, the research and development time is as long as 10-15 years, and it will cost NT$15-20 billion.
On the other hand, Chinese herbal medicine has been verified by human body for thousands of years. Special diseases and special prescriptions of Chinese medicine have been verified to be feasible. At present, there are quite a lot of potential prescriptions in Chinese medicine clinical practice, such as the research and development of drugs for diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. Both have seen some glimmers of success.
He Zongrong believes that the safety of traditional Chinese medicines commonly used in clinical practice is very high, and the development of new Chinese medicines can start from the verification of clinical effects, which is different from the research and development process of western medicines. The government should consider the differences between the two and formulate different procedures. Possibility of phase III clinical trials. ◇