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Health problems for one in three over-65s after Covid

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After Covid-19 almost one in three 65 year olds has developed new medical conditions that can affect various organs such as heart, kidneys, lungs, but also the psyche. This was revealed by a study published in the British Medical Journal and conducted by Ken Cohen, executive director of Translational Research at Optum Labs, in Minnetonka in the USA. The experts used clinical data from 133,366 individuals diagnosed with Covid-19 before April 2020. They were compared with three groups of people who did not have Covid, one of them with a history of lower respiratory tract infections. . It emerged that starting 29 days from the diagnosis of Covid, 32% of the sample had turned to the doctor for one or more new medical conditions, compared to 11% of the non-Covid sample, in the same year.
Compared to the 2020 non-Covid group, the Covid-19 group had an additional risk of respiratory failure (7.55 more people affected per 100 individuals), fatigue (5.66 more people), high blood pressure (4, 43 people), a mental health disorder (2.5 more people each per 100 individuals).
Compared with the group diagnosed with a respiratory infection other than the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the differences are however small and concern only respiratory failure, dementia and fatigue, respectively with 2.39.0, 71, 0.18 more people per 100 affected individuals than non-covid patients. “These findings further highlight the broad spectrum of important health conditions following SARS-CoV-2 infection,” the researchers write.

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