The team at Irving Medical Center at Columbia University in New York, which survived the peak of the coronavirus from its own experience, has collected reports from other medical teams from around the world, writes CNN.
To the topic Unusual symptoms of coronavirus that you might not have paid attention to.
Doctors have once again confirmed that coronavirus attacks almost every major system of the human body, damaging organs and causing blood to clot. The heart loses its healthy rhythm, the kidneys stop functioning normally, and the skin becomes covered with a rash. Coronavirus also causes headaches, dizziness, muscle and stomach pain, and many other symptoms, along with classic respiratory symptoms such as coughing and fever.
Why COVID-19 affects the body like this: doctors explain
A significant part of the damage that the virus can cause is related to its similarity to ACE2 receptors. It covers the cells that line the blood vessels, kidneys, liver ducts, pancreas, intestinal tract, and airways.
Why is there a cytokine storm?
Coronavirus infection also activates the immune system. Part of this immune response provokes the production of inflammatory proteins – cytokines.
A cytokine storm is one of the causes of severe symptoms in a patient, because inflammation can damage cells and organs.
Why does blood coagulate with COVID-19?
The effect of blood coagulation can occur due to various mechanisms: direct damage to the cells lining the vessels, as well as interference with various mechanisms of blood coagulation in the blood itself. In particular, researchers believe that low oxygen levels in the blood caused by pneumonia can cause blood to clot.
These blood clots are quite dangerous, because they can cause a stroke and a heart attack and clog the kidneys. However, the true cause of blood clots in patients with COVID-19 is still being clarified.
Why is coronavirus dangerous for diabetics?
Everything is simple here – pancreatic disorders that can cause coronavirus can damage the condition of patients with diabetes.
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