Beware of Covid-19 Entering the Bloodstream, Recognize the 5 Signs: Okezone Lifestyle

APPEAR new effects of infection covid-19, one of which is the virus that carries this disease into blood flow. This condition is called quite dangerous because it can cause complications. Therefore, many doctors warn Covid-19 patients to be careful in carrying out preventive examinations, even after recovering.

Covid-19 is a complex infection such as the lungs or heart and can cause damage to the blood flowing through the blood vessels. Blood clots that can interfere with blood flow can cause mild or even threatening symptoms.

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Simply put, if a blood clot blocks the flow of blood flowing through an artery or vein, it causes tissue damage and a lack of oxygen that can cause cells in that tissue to die. Even though some blood clots are considered normal, the most terrifying situation in COVID-19 is abnormal clots.

Because the virus also activates cytokines and inflammatory responses in the body, patients with COVID-19 can experience an increased incidence of destructive clots.

The following is a sign that Covid-19 has entered the blood, as reported by the page Times of India, Wednesday (24/2/2021).

1. Severe blood clots

Doctors are now seeing an unusually high rate of blood clotting problems in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, old or young. Blood clotting problems can not only be widespread, but also carry the greatest risk for people who have pre-existing problems that can affect healthy blood flow, including diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.

2. Thrombosis

Another increasingly visible side effect of covid-19 infection in the body is deep vein thrombosis. This condition can also act as an unusual, but early sign of infection. Deep vein thrombosis can occur when the virus invades the veins and lining of the legs in the legs, causing blood clots.

These clots can interfere with blood flow and even cause painful embolism in most cases. Although deep vein clots usually form in the thigh or lower leg, in some cases, it can affect other parts of the body as well, and turn into a serious condition if help is not immediately available.

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3. Unusual swelling or inflammation of the skin

One of the most important damage caused by the new coronavirus is inflammation that extends throughout the body. When the virus attacks the skin and causes inflammation, it can cause multiple blood clots which then cause swelling, lesions, and often painful bumps.

Many experts believe that swelling, inflammation of the skin can go unnoticed, or not be noticed as a serious sign of COVID-19, leading to poor diagnosis and problems later in life. Many covid-19 patients also report numbness, pain in the legs or fingers, all of which are classified as thrombotic symptoms. Therefore, do not take these signs lightly.

4. Increased risk of stroke

Surprisingly, covid-19 was also associated with an increased risk of stroke among asymptomatic, mild or severe patients. Even those with no history of heart problems can have a sudden stroke, which can further complicate the prognosis. An increased risk of stroke is a possible complication caused by abnormal blood flow or clots.

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5. Kidney damage

According to a study referenced by John Hopkins Medicine, blockage of the blood vessels in the kidneys with blood clots can increase a patient’s risk of kidney failure and even complicate dialysis. The greatest risk lies with those who suffer from severe disease.

Covid-19 illustration.  (Photo: User3802032 / Freepik)

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