MOSCOW, December 12 - RIA Novosti. Immunologist Vladimir Bolibok told in an interview with Vechernyaya Moskva how coronavirus infection affects life expectancy.
The specialist expressed the opinion that life expectancy may be reduced if people who have recovered from COVID-19 develop various chronic diseases and post-infectious complications.
"What is coronavirus? This is systemic vascular inflammation, systemic vasculitis. Since the vessels are located throughout the body, complications may arise associated with additional stress on any organs and systems. Then everything will depend on how badly the vessels are affected, how they have decreased. elasticity ", - explained the immunologist.
Bolibok pointed out that vascular damage leads to disruption of the blood supply to organs, a decrease in their functions and functional reserve. "This is precisely the way to reduce life expectancy, because we exist precisely at the expense of the functional reserve of organs," the doctor said.
According to him, if a person did not suffer from chronic diseases and had a mild coronavirus infection, then it may not lead to such consequences.
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