From all the things we know about the dreaded COVID-19, it is clear that the virus affects the respiratory system. What can lead to other serious diseases in serious cases.
The possibility of lung damage in young people is low
Full recovery can take up to months and can even be fatal in some cases. While researchers are still considering whether there will be a fourth wave, a new study has good news for young people.
New research has found that the chance of lung damage due to novel coronavirus infection among young people is much lower. The lungs of young people who contracted coronavirus have been found to function in the same way as before infection.
ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION WORK
The research work was presented at the International Congress of the European Breathing Society.
According to the document, if the coronavirus occurs in young people, it will not affect the functioning of their lungs in the long term. The study also added that even for people who had asthma, the coronavirus did not affect their lung capacity after COVID infection.
These people faced respiratory problems, but their lung capacity was not affected.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE:
The Stockholm study included young people with an average age of 22. It included people who were born between 1994 and 1996. Before COVID arrived, between 2016 and 2019, many types of tests were done on these people.
These people contracted coronavirus infections between October 2020 and May 2021. After infection and recovery, lung function tests were performed along with eosinophil and inflammation tests.
Among the 661 infected young people, antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 were formed in the blood of 178. Tests and study results have shown that the working capacity of the lungs, after recovering from the crown, was the same in the young.
Another study claimed that infection by COVID-19 it does not affect the working capacity of the lungs in children and adolescents. But a report to the contrary found that children and teens who had a severe coronavirus infection had compromised lung health.
The purpose of the study was to understand the impact of COVID on the lungs of young people, as children were seen to recover too quickly after infection compared to the general population.
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