While it is quite easy to become infected with the coronavirus, recognizing the disease can be difficult due to some symptoms that overlap with other diseases. Sometimes the symptoms are so similar to seasonal allergies and the flu that it is difficult to tell if you have kovida-19 without testing.
However, according to research, there are several symptoms that you could easily miss, but also indicate that you are infected with the coronavirus.
Apparently harmless symptoms can be important early warning signs of infection and are not at all related to the lungs.
“Many infected people may not know they have the coronavirus because current tests are based only on respiratory symptoms,” said study author Dr. Alexander Podboj.
Here are the symptoms to watch out for:
Depending on how sensitive your digestive tract is, it is easy to overlook stomach pain as a relatively normal occurrence. People infected with the coronavirus virus may experience indigestion, such as vomiting and diarrhea, and may experience mild pain that is not as easily recognized as a symptom of kovid-19.
According to a study published in April in the journal Gastroenterology, 32 percent of those infected with the coronavirus had stomach problems, and most described them as mild.
Alexander Podboj points out that the symptoms of kovida-19 probably aren’t just breathing problems, such as a cough.
“One-third of the patients we studied had gastrointestinal symptoms,” said the study author.
If you notice that your eye is irritated, it could be another sign that the coronavirus is already in your body. According to a study published in the journal JAMA Ophathalmology, conditions such as chemosis (swelling of the transparent membrane of the eye) and epiphora (excessive tearing) have been observed in more than 30 percent of patients in a Chinese hospital.
Another study showed that conjunctivitis occurred in three percent of those infected with the coronavirus.
Confusion or ‘missing in the head’
You can attribute the lack of clarity in your head to skipping morning coffee or the stress that 2020 brought, but increasing research shows that kovid-19 can also have neurological effects, i.e. it causes confusion, temporary amnesia and inability to to concentrate.
A study conducted by Northwestern Medicine shows that as many as 82 percent of patients admitted to the hospital with coronavirus have experienced neurological symptoms.
Weakness or fatigue are present in many during a pandemic, but can also be symptoms of the coronavirus. In fact, according to one study, as many as 68.3 percent of patients with kovida-19 identified fatigue as the main symptom of the disease, BestLife writes, net.hr.
Source: PRessSerbia / Prva.rs