During illness, oxygen does not reach the brain. What exactly may be the consequences, scientists cannot yet say.
With coronavirus, people very often experience hypoxia - a lack of oxygen in the blood. Consequently, oxygen does not reach the brain either. The chief cardiologist of the Ministry of Health of Russia Yuri Belenkov told about this to the Zvezda TV channel.
“We know very little about what happens to the body afterwards, when outwardly a person recovers from COVID-19. Does it affect brain function? Of course yes. One of the factors is hypoxia, a lack of oxygen in the blood, which means a lack of blood supply to the brain,”he said.
What exactly might be the consequences, scientists cannot yet say.
“From the point of view of long-term observation, we have no great experience with COVID-19. We know clearly that patients who have other diseases, severe diseases - vascular, pulmonary, diabetes mellitus, overweight - have a greater risk of a severe course,”the doctor said.
At the same time, Belenkov noted that recently, more and more young people have begun to die from the coronavirus.
“All chronic diseases - coronary heart disease, arterial hypertension - are factors that can worsen the situation,” the cardiologist reminded once again.
The doctor recommended that when symptoms of the virus appear, immediately contact a medical facility in order to avoid a negative scenario of the disease.