A new study identifies lower sex drive and hair loss as long COVID symptoms
“The signs we recognized ought to assist clinicians and medical guideline builders to enhance the evaluation of sufferers with long-term results from Covid-19, and to subsequently think about how this symptom burden will be finest managed.”
To return to their conclusions, the researchers analyzed the anonymized digital well being information of two.4 million folks within the UK taken between January 2020 and April 2021. This information set comprised of 486,149 folks with prior an infection, and 1.9 million folks with no indication of coronavirus an infection after matching for different medical diagnoses.
The scientists discovered three sorts of issues that may very well be categorized into the next teams: respiratory signs, psychological well being, and cognitive issues. A broader vary of signs included anosmia, shortness of breath, chest ache, fever, amnesia, apraxia, bowel incontinence, erectile dysfunction, hallucinations, hair loss, and limb swelling.
“This examine is instrumental in creating and including additional worth to understanding the complexity and pathology of lengthy COVID. It highlights the diploma and variety of expression of signs between completely different clusters. Sufferers with pre-existing well being circumstances will even welcome the extra evaluation on danger components,” mentioned the affected person accomplice and co-author of this examine Jennifer Camaradou.
The examine additional recognized teams of folks that have been at greater risk of growing lengthy COVID, corresponding to females, youthful folks; or these belonging to black, blended, or different ethnic teams.