American scientists have identified a relationship between complications after suffering COVID-19 and chronic fatigue. This is stated in a study by scientists from Johns Hopkins University, published by the edition Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
In both cases, the body responds to prolonged stress. Scientists hypothesize that both chronic fatigue syndrome (ME / CFS) and long COVID-19 are associated with underlying biological abnormalities.
“One subset of PASC is a syndrome called long COVID-19. It resembles myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME / CFS). ME / CFS is a debilitating condition that is caused by viral and bacterial infections and leads to long-term symptoms: deep fatigue, malaise after exercise, non-invigorating sleep, cognitive impairment and fainting after sudden movements, ”the study said.
Scientists speculate that redox disorders are secondary to SARS-CoV-2 infection. The same may be true for those patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, whose illness began with an infectious stage.
Understanding the similarities between PASC and ME / CFS could lead to the development of new therapies for postcoid syndrome, the researchers said.
On July 31, the head physician of the Kommunarka hospital, Denis Protsenko, said that people who had been ill with “long COVID-19” cannot return to their original quality of life for two or more months. He noted that in order to prevent “long COVID-19”, it is necessary to minimize the severe course of the disease among the population.
On July 15, Swedish scientists announced that antibodies after a mild form of COVID-19 can persist in the body for about a year. According to experts, antibodies are able to fight new strains of coronavirus that are now spreading in Europe.