Coronavirus infection leads to disturbances in the metabolism and synthesis of hemoglobin, as well as to impaired blood clotting. This was stated by the doctor of medical sciences, therapist-immunologist and specialist in especially dangerous infections Vladislav Zhemchugov.
According to the expert, due to the coronavirus, the processes of metabolism and synthesis of hemoglobin are disrupted in human blood. This leads to the disruption of tissue respiration. In addition, blood clotting is significantly impaired, which can lead to the death of patients.
In order to prevent the development of disseminated intravascular coagulation, it is necessary to constantly, once in a certain number of days, do a blood coagulogram, a coagulation analysis, and also monitor the content of hemoglobin, serum iron, ferritin and d-dimer, '' Zhemchugov told URA.RU.
Meanwhile, Doctor of Biological Sciences and Professor of the Department of Virology at Moscow State University, Alexei Agranovsky, warned Russians against being overly anxious about their health. He stressed that coronavirus is an infection with extremely diverse consequences. Therefore, the expert added, all questions related to blood clotting should be asked to the doctor, and if he believes that attention should be paid to this, he should do so.
Earlier, the chief physician of the Moscow hospital 71 and TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov said that a general blood test is the "king of tests" and helps in identifying dangerous diseases. According to him, one of the most important indicators is the level of hemoglobin. In women, it can be low due to regular blood loss, and for men, iron deficiency anemia is a real "red flag" and can speak of serious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and even cancer.
The indicator of the average volume of erythrocytes is no less significant - if it is below normal, then the reason lies in iron deficiency, and if it is higher, then this is due to a lack of vitamin B12 - folic acid, which occurs in diseases of the thyroid gland or some hereditary diseases. An increase in leukocytes indicates an inflammatory process in the body and requires a thorough examination, NEWS.ru wrote.