We are in the second year of the post-COVID-19 era. And with each passing day, new revelations are being made about the virus and its various effects on the human body. Over the months, we have seen different types of problems and side effects in patients who have recovered from COVID-19.
New studies have now revealed that people who have suffered from acute COVID-19 infection and have taken medication for a long time continue to have a stuffy nose, dizziness, dizziness, hearing loss, ringing in the ears and much more.
Recently, a study was conducted by University College London on patients who have recovered from COVID-19 disease. The study found that up to 200 symptoms affected 10 organs in those with prolonged COVID-19.
The study indicates that the syndrome can have a deteriorating impact on any organ in the body. However, the trend shows that there have been a growing number of recovered COVID-19 patients who have problems with their ears, nose, throat (ENT) and such cases are on the increase.
What are the ENT problems that people face
The COVID-19 virus hides on nasal, nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal tissue. This has an impact on the upper respiratory tract.
This leads to sore throats, odor dysfunctions, and nasal congestion in recovering COVID-19 patients with prolonged symptoms.
People who have or suffer from a long-term infection with COVID-19 may also face problems with the lower respiratory system.
Problems with the lower respiratory system can lead to symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing.
In people with a mild infection, loss of smell (anosmia), distorted sense of smell (cacosmia), decreased smell (hyposmia) are common.
In some patients, these symptoms may last for a few weeks, but if they persist beyond four weeks, it is important to see a doctor.
An Italian study indicates that nearly 10% of patients with COVID-19 will continue to have persistent smell and taste symptoms for a longer period.
However, infection with COVID-19 does not damage the olfactory neurons but does affect the supporting cells.
Once the COVID-19 virus is released from the system, support cells return to normal, experts say.