Researchers have found that there are three different types of long COVIDs, each of which seems to have its own symptoms.
Some groups experience neurological symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and headaches. These symptoms are most often virus According to King’s College London experts, it was the time when the Alpha and Delta variants were most prevalent.
The second group suffers from respiratory problems such as chest pain and severe shortness of breath, which may indicate lung damage.
These symptoms were common among people infected during the first wave of the pandemic.
The last group addresses a variety of symptoms, including heart palpitations, muscle aches and pains, and changes in the skin and hair.
The researchers added that three sets of symptoms were found in all variants.
2 million people in the UK Estimated to suffer from long COVIDNational Bureau of Statistics (ONS) reported in June, based on self-reports from representative samples.
Of those 2 million, 1.4 million said they were first infected with the coronavirus or suspected of having the disease at least 12 weeks ago, and 826,000 were first infected with the coronavirus at least a year ago. Said.
Another 376,000 said they had it first COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection) At least two years ago.
To conclude, researchers participated in the Zoe Health study and studied 1,459 people living with long COVIDs who were still coping with symptoms for at least 12 weeks after infection.
Dr. Claire Steves, MD, lead clinical author at King’s College London, said:
“Understanding the root causes of these subtypes may help us find treatment strategies.
“In addition, these data highlight the need for a long COVID service to incorporate a personalized approach that is sensitive to each individual’s problems.”
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“These insights may help develop individual diagnoses and treatments for these individuals,” added Dr. Liane Canas, another author of the study.
According to ONS, the incidence of long-term COVID is among women aged 35-69, people living in less disadvantaged areas, people working in social care, education and education or healthcare, and people with other health conditions or disabilities. It is the highest among.
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Fatigue is the most common symptom, with 55% of patients with self-reported long COVID experiencing shortness of breath, 23% coughing, and 23% myalgia.
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