‘Dr. Theera’ reveals that ‘COVID-19’ affects the brain. and nervous system

On March 12, 2023 Assoc.Prof.Dr.Theera Worathanarat or “Doctor Thira“Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Facebook post about the issue “COVID-19“Specified that yesterday around the world, there were 64,067 more people, 294 more deaths, a total of 681,473,367 people, and a total of 6,811,653 deaths.

The top 5 most infected with COVID-19 are

  1. Russia
  2. South Korea
  3. Japan
  4. Taiwan
  5. France

As of yesterday, in the number of new infections, countries from Europe and Asia occupied eight of the top 10 and 17 of the top 20 globally.

The number of new infections per day around the world right now from Asia and Europe together representing 91.05 percent of the world while the number of deaths accounted for 86.05 percent

Update knowledge of COVID-19

1. Elderly people who aredementiaalready if infectedCOVID-19 will experience cognitive decline 3.6 times faster than uninfected people

This is the result of research by Merla L et al. from Italy. It was published in the medical journal Journal of Clinical Medicine in late February.

reflects us the importance of taking care of and preventing the elderly which is considered a vulnerable group There is a known risk of infection and serious illness and death. But if there are various congenital diseases COVID-19 infection It will make more risks. and also affect existing congenital diseases as well

2. VirusCOVID-19 is not just a respiratory infection but affectbrain andnervous systemYes, at present it is believed that there are several possible mechanisms.

Leng A et al., from Johns Hopkins University, USA, published a peer-reviewed paper on the mechanisms that cause pathology in the brain and nervous system after infection.COVID-19 and lead to various abnormal symptoms of Long COVID patients

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with current knowledge Several mechanisms are believed to be possible, including direct entry of the virus into brain and nervous system cells (SARS-CoV-2 neurotropism); causing small blood clots to clot Including a stroke later. (viral-induced coagulopathy), endothelial disruption, activation of systemic inflammation, activation of related chemicals with inflammatory processes (cytokine overactivation) and neuroglial dysfunction, etc.

'Dr. Theera' reveals that 'COVID-19' affects the brain.  and nervous system

Researchers around the world continue to study to determine which mechanism will be the key to explaining the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders in patient populations. Long COVID

…living with negligence, caring for health, being responsible for oneself, family and society, protecting oneself regularly is necessary

Help adjust the environment at home, workplace, eat, drink, travel to have good ventilation.

put on the mask correctly It will greatly reduce the risk.COVID-19 and PM 2.5

'Dr. Theera' reveals that 'COVID-19' affects the brain.  and nervous system

refer

1. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 25 February 2023.

2. Cells. 6 March 2023.

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