'Troubling rise' in neurological cases among post-Covid patients
Medikoe Wellness Expert
80 feet road indira nagar, Bengaluru Jul 28, 2021
There has been a "troubling rise" observed in neurological issues, such as brain haemorrhage, among patients who have recovered from the Covid-19 infection, a private hospital in Delhi has stated. The Moolchand Hospital responded in a statement that it has been reporting "rising cases of intracerebral (brain) haemorrhage, and over 50 per cent of the department of neuroscience is packed with such cases", as per a news agency.
"The most frequent neurological syndromes reported were stroke (6 per cent), coma (17 per cent) and acute encephalopathy (49 per cent). The appearance of clinically captured neurologic symptoms or syndromes was linked with more risk of in-hospital demise," said the doctor. "The coronavirus pandemic has not only provoked acute inflammatory illness, including the lungs predominantly but has also caused some long-term neurological complications." Doctors have also said that patients who contracted Covid-19 and have recovered from the coronavirus pandemic are coming back to the hospital after weeks with problems such as giddiness, headache, fatigue, pain, cognitive difficulties, depression, anxiety, memory problems, sleep disorders and stroke.
Another hospital also stated that it had received about 15-20 cases with neurological problems in people who recovered from Covid-19 in the past 2-4 weeks. "The most prevalent condition we have detected are post-Covid encephalopathy and migrainous headaches aside from proximal myopathy. The other rarer ailments included Guillain-Barré syndrome," they reported. "Usually, the headaches are migrainous in nature, present in younger age group and don't respond that well to traditional medications used for regular migraine," the doctor said, adding that patients are seeking treatment for these neurological diseases after one to two months of recovering from Covid-19.
Data from various other surveys infer that the picture is comparable throughout the world. In India, research from Assam discovered that around 46 per cent of covid-19 affected people had anxiety, 22 per cent faced some sort of depression, and 5 per cent suffered from suicidal thoughts. This needs to be discussed seriously, particularly when such a significant amount of the populace is affected, as it has a direct impact on the social life and, more importantly, on our work-life and the following economic health of our nation.
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