A resident of the UK, Maul Martin, who recovered from a coronavirus infection, spoke about the terrible and irreversible complications of COVID-19.
The patient spent 94 days in the hospital. Of these, more than two months he was connected to a ventilator. Doctors rated the 58-year-old Briton's chances of recovery as zero.
I had nerves in my legs, lost vision in my right eye, and it will not be possible to return it, - said the man on the air of the ITV channel.
He added that he still has kidney problems. In addition, the doctors had to amputate several fingers on his hands.
Earlier, doctors Georgy Sapronov and Sergei Agapkin talked about the most severe consequences that occur in people who have had coronavirus. According to Sapronov, COVID-19 is very insidious, as it can affect not only the lungs, but also the heart, brain, liver and gastrointestinal tract of the patient. He noted that after coronavirus, some people develop pulmonary fibrosis, which interferes with full gas exchange and reduces the saturation of the body with oxygen.
The heart, the expert emphasized on the Russia 1 TV channel, is the second organ where lesions are sometimes observed in patients who have undergone COVID-19. In this case, the most serious complications in this case can be myocarditis and impaired conduction of the heart muscle due to blood clots.
In turn, Sergei Agapkin said that coronavirus can also affect the nervous system. He drew attention to the fact that patients who had recovered in the spring are currently experiencing a high percentage of depression. The doctor added that a common symptom - loss of smell and taste - is related to the effects of the infection on the brain. In addition, after recovery, some people face post-viral asthenia syndrome, which is accompanied by fatigue, weakness and irritability, NEWS.ru wrote.