Physician-therapist Natalya Zubareva in an interview with Sputnik radio told about another change in the human body, having recovered from COVID-19.
According to her, some people become more dependent on the weather after suffering an infection. High sensitivity to weather changes is usually limited to headaches.
However, in some patients who have undergone COVID-19 at moments of sharp change in weather conditions, exacerbations of chronic diseases began to appear, the specialist said. “Chronic diseases, cardiovascular pathologies and even heart attacks with strokes are exacerbated, and diseases of the pulmonary system and asthma are also manifested,” the doctor said.
According to the expert, the reason for the increased influence of the weather is the increased stress after the illness. “Changes in atmospheric pressure do not go unnoticed, nerve receptors react to them,” Zubareva explained.
She emphasized that the whole body adapts to their signals and switches to functioning in a state of high alertness or stress. Thus, the more a person’s system is weakened due to illness, the greater the chance that stress will cause the body to malfunction.
Controlling stress levels can help reduce the impact of extreme weather changes. The doctor recommends taking the most important trace elements and vitamins that adapt the body to stress and improve the immune system. “These are vitamin D and vitamin E, which must be taken as directed by a doctor,” she said.
Earlier, dermatologist Alexei Shaposhnikov said that patients who have undergone COVID-19 often develop lichen and a rash. The unusual effects of an infection on the skin. According to him, skin inflammations can also manifest themselves against the background of a general decrease in immunity due to coronavirus.