New symptoms of COVID-19: loss of attention, cramps threaten the brain and nervous system

New symptoms of COVID-19: loss of attention

One of the latest research at Northwestern University is devoted to the features of the new coronavirus. The specialists were shocked by the new data. COVID-19 causes symptoms of serious disorders of the nervous system. Infected people entering hospitals are diagnosed with constant dizziness, loss of attention, smell and taste, constant cramps, weakness, and strokes.

The disease caused by the virus is not just a respiratory infection, but a serious threat to the nervous system and the brain. The scientists believe that people must know about all the threats of COVID-19 before they even cough and have a fever.

Igor Koralnik, who is a professor of neurology, believes that other symptoms that associated with disorders of the nervous system may occur. These also include headache, fatigue, muscle pain. Due to the presence of the virus in the lungs, the heart cannot receive enough oxygen and that's why such reactions occur. That can cause strokes.

The study showed that the virus may not affect the lungs, but infect the brain directly, causing an inflammation. So far, the scientists do not have enough knowledge about how long the neurological consequences persist. To find out, the specialists will monitor the patients who have recovered.

Initial observations have already shown that about 65% with COVID-19 have complications in the central nervous system. They have hallucinations, disorientation, increased irritability, and there are a number of other changes in behavior.

After hospitalization and the initiation of the treatment, the patients continue to have bouts of anxiety, panic, and fear, including weakness and low mood. But there is an explanation to that - when a person is placed in an intensive care, it can cause psychological complications that manifest themselves in behavior. That is due to the lack of oxygen, sedation and general condition.