COVID-19 symptoms: Know how the virus can affect your blood - 7 signs to watch out for
New Delhi: The novel coronavirus was known to cause primarily a lung infection, at the beginning of the pandemic. As the disease progressed, it was found that the virus has the ability to affect almost any organ, as it can directly affect all blood vessels in the body. Researchers have now found that the novel coronavirus infection can affect the blood. The blood is one of the most vital parts of the body. It plays major roles such as transporting nutrients to each part and organ of the body, among others. However, the novel coronavirus infection can affect the blood in many ways. According to a study, the possible ways in which coronavirus can affect the blood system include -Blood clots, thickening of the blood, thereby even leading to a risk of strokes has been found as a common complication of the coronavirus infection. According to a report by Hopkins Medicine, some people infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop abnormal blood clotting. “In some people with COVID-19, we’re seeing a massive inflammatory response, the cytokine storm that raises clotting factors in the blood,” says Galiatsatos, who treats patients with COVID-19.Treating people for blood thickening, or blood clots is one of the ways doctors are treating inflammation and issues of COVID-19 disease. The use of blood thinners has reportedly helped reduce the risk of strokes among COVID-19 patients. If you have been infected with the virus, you may or may not see the usual symptoms of COVID-19 disease, which include loss of taste and smell, fever, etc. However, if your body shows these signs, you still should get tested for COVID-19, because chances are you have been infected with the virus. Some symptoms that your blood has been affected by COVID-19 infection include -Testing for COVID-19 is very important to reduce the risk of the spread of infection. If you see any of these symptoms, you must get tested and isolate from people, unless the test results confirm that you are not COVID-19 positive.Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.