What happens to your body when you get Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is an infectious disease, which is caused by the newly discovered Coronavirus. Most infected people don’t need any special care and experience only a moderate respiratory illness. Older people who already have medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to face some serious illnesses. In this article we will see what happens to your body when you get coronavirus?

Coronavirus is mainly spread due to saliva droplets, nose discharge, coughing, and the infected person’s sneezing. So, you can protect yourself and others by simply washing your hands and always making a small distance from others. An alcoholic-based solution rubbing is also very helpful, but don’t touch your face. Let’s see what happens to your body when Coronavirus infected you.

Affect your lungs

Coronavirus affects the respiratory system like the SARS and MERS virus. Firstly, the lungs are affected, which leads to fever, cough, and shortness of breath. May you have minor symptoms, but some face life-threatening issues. In some serious cases, people face lung damage, which leads to fluid leakage from small blood vessels to the lungs.

Recent reports suggested that Coronavirus affected the lungs, similar to the SARS and MERS virus. Usually, a COVID-19 patient starts facing difficulty in breathing within five days after showing the symptoms. Lungs-infected patient treatment involves the increment of oxygen into the blood through supplemental oxygen and mechanical ventilation.

Affect your stomach and intestines

Some people also face the stomach disorder, which leads them to nausea, and diarrhea. Although these symptoms are mostly related to lung issues, but many patients also have gastrointestinal symptoms.

A virus can enter the body through the lungs, and the intestines are not out of reach for these types of viruses. Recently, researchers take samples of the stool for different COVID-19 patients, but they are not sure about the virus’s fecal transmission yet.

Affect your Heart and Blood vessels

The irregular heart rhythms, lack of blood in tissues, and low blood pressure are also the main issues of many COVID-19 affected patients. But it does not directly affect the human heart.

It is reported that 44 percent of the hospitalized patients in the ICU had irregular heart rhythms. It is also reported that COVID-19 patient blood clots more quickly, which increases the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Affect your liver and kidneys

COVID-19 can also be responsible for liver damage, which increases the number of enzymes in the bloodstream. In Wuhan, 27 percent of COVID patients have kidney failure.

Many COVID patients had acute kidney damage and required a kidney transplant urgently. Even during the SARS outbreak, scientists found that this virus was found in the kidneys’ tubules. Still, there is no evidence that the Coronavirus causes kidney injuries.

Affect your immune system

A human body naturally produces cytokines to fight the external virus and bacteria. But it can be damaging if your body produces too many cytokines.

Most of the body damage during the COVID-19 is due to complex immune system reactions. The infection itself generates an intense inflammatory response, which can affect the functioning of multiple organ systems.

It is also reported that children experience less illness than adults, and maybe it’s due to their straightforward immune response.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Researchers are learning new things about Coronavirus with time, and so far, they concluded that most of the COVID-19 patients don’t have any serious symptoms.

Some common symptoms linked with COVID-19

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cough
  • Low-grade fever that increases in temperature gradually
  • Chills
  • Fatigue

Less Common symptoms of COVID-19

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Loss of taste
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
  • Discoloration of fingers
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Repeated shaking with chills

These symptoms can appear in 2 or 14 days after the infection as the incubation period of Coronavirus is 14 days.  Fever is at the top of the Coronavirus symptoms, but according to the American Medical Association, 70 percent of Coronavirus-infected patients don’t have a fever during infection.

Cough is more common as almost 68 to 83 percent of Coronavirus patients face coughing issues, and only 11 to 40 percent of the patients have shortness of breath. Other less common symptoms are confusion, headache, nausea, and diarrhea. It is reported that 81 percent of Coronavirus cases were mild in china.

Call the emergency quickly if you face any symptoms, including trouble in breathing, blue lips, blue face, persistent pain, pressure in the chest, confusion, or excessive drowsiness.

COVID-19 and pregnancy

Pregnant women are at a higher risk of COVUD-19 as compared to other women. There are three percent more chances of the serious condition of a pregnant woman than the non-pregnant woman.

COVID-19 pregnant women more likely to have a preterm birth as compared to non-COVID pregnant women. Some recent reports claim that the Coronavirus doesn’t transmit from mother to child during pregnancy, but the virus can infect the newborn after birth.

COVID-19 Treatments

So far, there is no 100% effective treatment for COVID-19. But on October 22 2020, FDA approved the first COVID-19 treatment. After that, in November, they also approved the monoclonal antibody medication. So far, many vaccines are also introduced, which more than 80 to 90 percent effective, along with antiviral medication, breathing support, and steroids.

Covid-19 Prevention Tips

Proper carrying is one of the best ways to avoid the COVID-19 spread. Make sure to avoid contact with people who shows respiratory infection symptoms. The second most important thing is maintaining the 6 feet distance from others. Let’s see some other prevention tips.

  • Wash the hands with warm water and soap for 20m seconds.
  • Don’t touch the face, nose, eyes, and ears.
  • Minimize your outdoor activities, especially if you have fever or flu.
  • Use the mask whenever you need to go outside.
  • Disinfect the regular touching objects like phones, computers, and doorknobs.

 

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