Tagged as coronavirus symptoms

Allergies can make breathing difficult, so it’s safe to assume they might make upper respiratory infections even more severe. But if that's the case then why is it that -allergy sufferers- appear even -less- likely to experience extreme COVID-19 symptoms? The answer could be as simple as it is surprising. Effects of Allergies on the Body - Allergies are the result of mistakes the immune system makes,...
November 25, 2020
Influenza season is on its way, and confusion over the differences between the flu and COVID-19 has some people feeling uneasy. While neither illness is fully predictable, a few key differences in their presentations might help tell them apart in case you find yourself trying to figure out what you've got. Check out these symptom timelines to help distinguish between the two. Timeline of the Flu -...
October 20, 2020
Based on infection and mortality numbers, many people are (rightfully) concerned about contracting COVID-19 and living through the experience. But a growing number of survivors are proving there -may be more to worry about- than just survival as they are now facing long-term challenges. A condition called post-viral syndrome has many health professionals concerned. Here's what that looks like. What...
October 7, 2020
The CDC recently modified its COVID-19 testing recommendations, guiding people to get screened -after possible exposure- regardless of whether they have any symptoms of the virus. And now the president and first lady have tested positive with likely many more in their circle to follow. So are the tests accurate enough to trust? - Viral Tests - The CDC- lists two types of tests people might take if...
October 2, 2020
Silent hypoxia is an unusual manifestation of hypoxia, low oxygen saturation throughout the body, and it's been revealed as a symptom of COVID-19. Silent hypoxia happens when, for reasons still under examination, the normal cues that tell the body its oxygen levels are low don’t register. This can lead to people having dangerously low oxygen levels and no idea anything is wrong, which can turn deadly...
October 2, 2020
COVID-19 symptoms- are all over the map, with manifestations that can range from disruptive to downright deadly. The lost sense of smell some sufferers are experiencing is particularly bizarre but it's proven to be so common—with up to two-thirds of COVID-19 sufferers losing their sense of smell to some degree—that physicians frequently use it as a screening symptom for possible testing. Until recently,...
September 30, 2020
COVID-19 patients may struggle with lasting consequences, even -long after the virus has cleared.- There are a -number of conditions- now coming to light as possible lingering effects including some that may be lifelong. New reports suggest COVID-19 could be leaving staggering numbers of heart injuries in its wake for as many as 60% of those who have severe symptoms. COVID-19 Creates Heart Complications...
September 23, 2020
You may have heard reports recently about the effects of respirator masks on people who wear them all day. They paint a scary picture, one that creates an impossible choice: Leave everyone open to exposure or put everyone at risk of passing out from low oxygen levels. But it’s important to get all the facts before throwing away those masks. Some people have been promoting claims that lengthy mask use...
August 3, 2020
More and more people are learning firsthand how devastating COVID-19 can be, and infection rates are showing no signs of letting up. Many of us are doing what we can to protect ourselves and our close family members, but friends are important, and even if we can't exactly protect them, we love them, too. So when this illness hits someone close, but outside our household, it’s only natural to want to...
August 3, 2020
COVID-19 seems to bring new surprises at every turn. The devastation has hit all over the world, the effects already having ravaged and killed hundreds of thousands of people. And it never seems to let up with me challenges coming to light all the time. This is science in real-time as we learn about this virus on the fly. Researchers are now reporting a subset of patients developing diabetes in response...
July 21, 2020