COVID-19 has contributed to more than 40 million new cases of neurological disorders worldwide. This is confirmed by a study published in “Nature Medicine” Which details that one of the main complications are stroke, cognitive and memory problems, depression, anxiety and migraines.
In addition, it ensures this thorough analysis done by the researchers Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (USA), post-covid brain is associated with disorders of motionSymptoms range from tremors and involuntary muscle contractions to epileptic seizures, hearing and vision abnormalities, and balance and coordination difficulties, as well as other symptoms similar to those experienced with Parkinson’s disease.
“Our study provides a comprehensive assessment of the long-term neurological consequences of COVID-19,” says lead author Ziad al-Ali.
Researchers evaluated 44 brain and neurological disorders among hospitalized and outpatients, including those admitted to the intensive care unit. “The results show the devastating long-term effects of COVID-19. They are part of the ongoing Covid. Viruses are not always as benign as some believe.
Getting vaccinated is important, but it’s also important to understand that they do not provide complete protection against these neurological disorders in the long run.
Apart from having a covid infection, there are few specific risk factors for chronic neurological problems. “We are seeing brain problems in previously healthy individuals and in people with mild infections,” says Al-Aly. “It doesn’t matter whether you are young or old, female or male, or what your race is. Nor whether you smoke or not, or if you have other unhealthy habits.
Some people in the study were vaccinated for Covid-19 because vaccines were not yet available during the study period from March 2020 to early January 2021. The data also predates Delta, Omicron and other forms of Covid-19.
Researchers analyzed some 14 million medical records Identified from a database maintained by US Department of Veterans Affairseither., the country’s largest integrated health system. Patients were of all ages, races and genders.
A previous study as well. published in “Nature Medicine” And al-Ali found that vaccines reduce the risk of long-term brain problems by slightly — about 20% — of all. “It is certainly important to get vaccinated, but it is also important to understand that they do not provide complete protection against these long-term neurological disorders,” explains Al-Ali.