In some cases, seizures have become the first symptom of coronavirus for certain people. The symptom tends to occur in patients who have previously had seizures or missed their medications, which increases their seizure activity and frequency.
Clearly, seizures appear to be a symptom only in patients who fit certain criteria. However, some patients who suffer a seizure have no history of the disorder and appear to sustain one as a direct result of the virus and inflammation within the brain.
Strokes have rapidly become a profoundly serious complication of COVID-19 that often causes long-term effects such as loss of speech, paralysis, or cognitive decline. In most cases, a stroke occurs in patients who have a history of high blood pressure or are elderly, but younger patients with no underlying risks have also suffered strokes while combating COVID-19
People with inflammation of the blood vessels, blood clotting abnormalities, and those who are severely ill are at an increased risk of stroke. Changes in blood oxygen levels and blood circulation also lead to stroke.
Some patients suffer a stroke a month or more after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Although the virus may have resolved, the stroke can leave behind lasting, long-term damage
2. Muscle Pain, Numbness, and Weaknesses
Severe weakness in the arms and legs plus aching and muscle pain have all been noted. It is believed that the symptoms are caused by the virus breaking down the proteins found in the blood. Many note a burning sensation or loss of feeling on their skin’s surface, which is related to abnormalities that form in the nerves which carry the body’s information to the brain and spinal cord.
The body’s own immune system starts to attack the nerves and muscles, which leads to a wide range of cellular damage and symptoms. In many cases, the problems that arise might prove to be permanent.
1. How to Stay Healthy
The new symptoms of COVID-19 are scary, but you can take steps to remain healthy.
- Avoid large crowds
- Wear a face covering
- Use hand sanitizer
- Wash hands with soap and water
- Stay home as much as possible