Doctors Sergey Agapkin and Georgi Sapronov listed the most severe consequences that occur in those who have contracted COVID-19
According to Sapronov, the coronavirus can affect not only the lungs, but also the brain, heart, liver and gastrointestinal tract.
He noted that some patients develop lung fibrosis after the coronavirus, which interferes with gas exchange and reduces the body's oxygen saturation.
According to the doctor, the heart is the second organ where lesions are sometimes seen in patients who have recovered from COVID-19. The most serious complication in this case can be myocarditis, as well as a violation of the conduction of the heart muscle due to blood clots.
In turn, Agapkin noted that the coronavirus can also affect the nervous system. He pointed out that patients who had recovered in the spring now had a high rate of depression. Sapronov explained that the common symptom of coronavirus - loss of smell and taste - is related to the effect of the disease on the brain.
According to Agapkin, some patients experience post-viral asthenia syndrome, which is accompanied by weakness, fatigue and irritability.