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If you have corona, this news is for you, know the shocking findings of the medical examination

This is said to be the largest study examining the effect of corona on lung function, in which 207 people who had corona were examined. Many shocking facts have come out in this.

Citing a study published by the Christian Medical College, Vellore, a media report said that Indians who have recovered from Covid-19 have suffered severe lung function and such symptoms have persisted for months. The study found that the lung function of Indians deteriorated more than that of Europeans and Chinese. While some people take up to a year to gradually recover, others may have to live with permanent lung damage for the rest of their lives, the survey says.

207 people were examined

According to media reports, this is said to be the largest study investigating the effect of SARS-CoV-2 on lung function, with 207 people examined. The study was conducted during the first wave of the Corona epidemic. It was recently published in the journal PLOS Global Public Health. These patients with mild, moderate and severe covid were followed more than two months after recovery by whole lung examination, six-minute walk test, blood test and quality of life assessment.

The greatest effect on this function of the lungs

The most sensitive lung function test, gas transfer (DLCO), which measures the ability to convert oxygen from inhaled air into the bloodstream, had an effect of 44%. Doctors of Christian Medical College have termed this very alarming. 35% had restrictive lung disease, which affects the lungs' ability to inflate with air during breathing, and 8.3% had obstructive lung disease, which affects how easily air can move in and out of the lungs. Quality of life tests also showed adverse effects.

Indian patients fared worse

The principal investigator of the study, Professor Dr DJ Christopher, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, CMC, Vellore, said Indian patients fared worse in all aspects, said a media report citing a study published by the Christian Medical College, Vellore. Also, more Indians had diseases like diabetes and hypertension compared to Chinese and Europeans.

Nanavati Hospital Head of Pulmonology Dr. According to Salil Bendre, a subgroup of Covid patients who developed moderate to severe infection had to be hospitalized 8-10 days after the onset. He had to be given oxygen and continued steroid treatment because lung fibrosis developed after the infection. He said that in about 95% of these patients, lung damage gradually resolves, but in the long term, 4-5% develop permanent damage.

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