12 Surprising Things COVID-19 Does to Your Body

From your head to your toes, the virus does shocking things.

By Bradley Daves | April 28, 2020

While we are learning a lot about the highly contagious and deadly coronavirus, medical experts have a very good understanding of what the body actually does for the body - and all the cells in your brain are in circulation. How something hurts your toes. Here are 12 amazing things Covid-19 can do for you.


To Your Body Temperature

Lady Holding Thermometer Having Fever Measuring Body Temperature Sitting On Sofa At Home

Most patients with Covid-19 complain of an increase in their body temperature - also called a fever - in response to your body's fight against infection. Emergency Physician MD Brandon Lawrence, MD, Brandon Lawrence stated: "This week can be filled with 102+ fevers or just 'mild' fever (which is really fever). Medical definitions are considered fever. No. At Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale, AZ, they are told not to eat!


To Your Body Itself—Aches and Pains

Tired woman massaging rubbing stiff sore neck tensed muscles fatigued from computer work in incorrect posture

Fever is often accompanied by pain in the body/muscles. Dr. Lawrence explains: "The funny thing I see/read here is that the body suffers from the flu and where the body suffers." "Of course, not everyone with body aches has a sharp shape, but if you do, you are likely to" - in the list of headache symptoms.


To Your Nose

man holding his nose because sinus pain

Some COVID-19 patients have reported a loss of their sense of smell. Dr. explains that "perhaps the most appealing part of this for me is the sense of smell and sometimes the loss of taste." Lawrence. "This is one of the first questions I've asked patients in the past month."

If you don’t have symptoms, it doesn’t mean you don’t have the virus, but if you do, “it’s a very sensitive discovery,” he explains. "There was almost never constipation or a rhinoceros (runny nose). On an MRI of the brain, we found that olfactory function was inactivated, and when we last looked at it we weren't sure what a disability was," he said. Some scientists speculate that the virus may have passed through harmful cells, the nasal passages.


To Your Eyes


Another weird way COVID-19 can affect your body is through your eyes, as there have been numerous reports of coronavirus-related conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. "Several reports indicate that mild fungal conjunctivitis may be caused indirectly by other viral causes on SARS-CoV-2 and can be transmitted by aerosol exposure," the American Academy of Ophthalmology said in a recent statement. Inflammation of the membranes that reflect the anterior line of the eye and the inner eyelid is frequently reported in severe cases of the virus.


To Your Lungs

Doctor nurse in protective face mask listening to breath with a stethoscope suspecting Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 "The lungs are considered the zero point of COVID 19 damage," says Lawrence, "and are probably the most important and dramatic system affected by COVID 19." "Some of the people I've seen are mostly untouchables here, while others sit comfortably with a sharp drop in oxygen levels." It is then either caused by shortness of breath or complete disintegration by hypoxia who need high flow oxygen or intestinal. "

He explains that there is a lot of discussion about the reason for this. Many point to the "cytokine storm", which is basically the body's almost excessive representation for the inflammatory phase of the disease process. The basic principle was also that it induces the form of ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome), which leads to the lungs not meeting the need for different ventilation strategies and pronunciation. “At the moment we are convinced that this is not the cause of true ARDS syndrome, however, imaging and hypoxia seem to be the same,” he says.

"Another discovery we discovered is that it is a 'prothrombotic condition' - which means that it has the property of inducing blood clots. In this case, the blood clots penetrate further into the lungs. They damage them. Theory, but I often read it from intensive care documents across the country. "


To Your Kidneys

Woman with pain in kidneys at home on couch

In severe cases of COVID-19, "those who take long-term intensive care courses," kidney failure requires dialysis. Dr. “This also seems to be part of the cytokine storm problem. said by Dr. Lawrence.


To Your Liver

doctors appointment physician shows to patient shape of liver with focus on hand with organ

Elevated liver enzymes have also been reported in more severe cases of the virus. AST, Aspartate aminotransferase test is a liver blood test. High AST values indicate an overdose of liver damage. "We are seeing an increase in AST associated with more serious illness," explains by Dr. Lawrence.


To Your Blood

Blood test samples for presence of coronavirus

According to Dr. Lawrence previously explained in relation to the lungs that "prothrombosis" occurs in the blood vessels. "Another discovery we're looking at is that a load of clots can be so intense, that it causes poor blood flow to the legs and disintegration of a handful of serious diseases - with Broadway-like star Nick Cordero."

A theory dr. Lawrence is interesting that the virus actually binds to something inside the hemoglobin structure - which makes red blood cells, which transport and distribute oxygen to vital organs. "This leads to a picture almost like a disease of carbon monoxide / high itude elevation, where oxygen is actually displaced by red blood cells, which reduces your overall ability to carry oxygen, resulting in profound hypoxia. This poses a number of challenges for both fusion providers. Does. "He explains.


To Your Heart

african woman feeling menstrual cyclic breast pain, touching her chest,

Concerning the heart organ, in many cases of COVID, there is a slight increase in BNP in very normal human conditions - which means there is a relative fluid overload in relation to how the heart is pumping. Is - "So it is with people with heart failure." Often increased dramatically, ”said Dr. Lawrence explains. "We've seen patients see an image in low-ejection fraction (ability to pump the heart) and sometimes in a severe disease of viral cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart)." However, it is not clear what leads to the common virus. “Patients can often overcome it,” he says.


To Your Toes

COVID toes

The doctor explains that a strange manifestation of COVID-19 was called "COVID toe", a "strange new symptom" that often occurs in otherwise asymptomatic children (or just with a fever). Lawrence. However, these red spots, which are "sometimes painful to eat on painful foot/foot pain", have not been found to be associated with a serious illness and usually weeks- without treatment. Resolved in weeks.


To Your Brain

woman with face mask holding her head in pain and looking away at home

The patient’s ED or primary clinic is often available for “altered,” meaning they are not on the normal baseline. Dr. explains that "a lot of people I've seen are often hypoxic, but that's not all." Lawrence. "We're not sure what the etiology of the altered mental state is here (perhaps our friend the cytokine storm)." In addition, he says with the prothrombotic tick state he unfortunately also sees the stroke.


To Your Gut

woman suffering from strong abdominal pain while sitting on sofa at home

Numerous studies, including from outside China, have shown that more than half of the patients with known polymerase chain reaction (PCR) infections, MD, a gastroenterologist at Yale Medicine, amir and an assistant professor of internal medicine, have been exposed to the virus (digestive disease) in feces. Yale School of Medicine. “In fact, about a quarter of patients with viral RNA had negative breathing patterns in their breath,” he explains. "It's not yet clear if these are just contagious viruses or infected pieces."

Viral RNA was also found in biopsies of various segments of the GI tract, which may indicate the replication of these tissues. "We will learn more about the GI symptoms that can manifest in COVID infections that are most common in diarrhea and are reported in one-fifth of infections." Nausea and vomiting may also occur, and GI symptoms may appear despite respiratory problems, "although the latter is thought to be associated with an increased risk of mortality associated with the virus."

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