Long COVID may lead to blood clotting issues

Shariq TahirWeb Editor

21st Aug, 2021. 05:45 pm
Long COVID may lead to blood clotting issues

A new study suggests that long-haul COVID-19, also known as “long COVID,” may be linked to blood clotting difficulties.

The researchers followed 50 participants for an average of 68 days after they developed COVID-19.

People with higher blood clotting markers were shown to be more likely to have extended COVID symptoms.

While most persons with COVID-19 recover within a few weeks, some people develop post-COVID-19 conditions known as “long COVID” or “long-haul COVID-19.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), post-COVID-19 illnesses include a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems that may occur 4 weeks or more after receiving COVID-19.

Researchers are still unsure what is causing these long-term problems.

According to this research, persons with lengthy COVID had higher levels of blood clotting, which may help explain chronic symptoms such as decreased physical fitness and weariness.

The study, led by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dublin, was published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis this month.

 

 

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