In the presence of Covid-19 infection, it may be necessary to discontinue some drugs for different diseases.

In the presence of Covid-19 infection, it may be necessary to discontinue some drugs for different diseases.
In the presence of Covid-19 infection, it may be necessary to discontinue some drugs for different diseases.

In the presence of that problem, you may need to stop your medication.

Spreading all over the world, causing 180 million cases and 4 million deaths, Covid-19 infection does not bypass the digestive system. Specialist from Gayrettepe Florence Nightingale Hospital Gastroenterology Department. Dr. Reşat Memişoğlu draws attention to the fact that suddenly developing digestive system diseases may be caused by Covid-19 and explains the effects.

DANGER IF IT HAS HIT THE DIGITAL SYSTEM

Common symptoms of Covid-19 include; Although there are respiratory tract complaints, cough, fever and shortness of breath, different symptoms can also be seen. It is stated that one of them is irritation in the digestive system and this problem should be seen as a harbinger of a serious infection.

THIS IS HOW COVID-19 TAKES ITSELF

In a study conducted in the USA, 30 percent of Covid-19 infections have digestive system complaints. These complaints are listed as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and loss of appetite. When the absorption of fatty acids is impaired due to the rapid movement of the intestines due to the infection, the changes seen in the stool mean that the infection has taken over the digestive system.

WHAT DOES INFECTION CAUSE IN THE BODY?

Only 16 percent of those caught in Covid-19 show symptoms with digestive system complaints. The disease first affects the digestive system, then the respiratory tract and other organs. Problems include elevated liver function tests or problems that can go as far as liver failure. In this case, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and serious weight loss can be encountered. Complaints of itching, bruising, very easy bleeding, swelling in the abdomen and legs, and jaundice in the eyes and skin are also listed as problems encountered. Covid-19 is much more severe in those who have had liver disease before. Abdominal ultrasound or tomography is required in addition to blood tests. Inflammation of the gallbladder or pancreas, significant abdominal distension due to inactivity of the small or large intestine, and life-threatening side effects due to oxygen deficiency in the small intestine can be seen.

THE VIRUS IS SPREADING EVEN IF YOU ARE HEALED

exp. Dr. Reşat Memişoğlu says that stomach acid is usually sufficient to destroy this virus, but in cases where the viral load is very high or when the patient uses acid-reducing drugs, the body’s defense system is insufficient. Noting that Covid-19 can remain in the digestive system for weeks despite the infection, Memişoğlu said that it can also infect others, and said, “The problem may be much more severe in those who have had digestive system diseases before. These diseases include cirrhosis of the liver, inflammatory bowel diseases, other ulcerative diseases of the stomach and esophagus. It may be necessary to stop some of the drugs used in their treatment in Covid-19 infection. In case of such a situation, you should definitely contact your doctor.

HOW TO TAKE MEASURE?

For all these reasons, in suspected Covid-19 infection, hands should be washed for at least 20 seconds after wiping the nose and sneezing, before eating, when cooking and using the toilet, as in other infections. Likewise, toilet bowls, door handles, telephone, etc. The constant cleaning of frequently used tools is also considered very important.

WHAT TO DO AGAINST SYMPTOMS?

Those who experience the symptoms of the disease and especially those with diarrhea should drink plenty of water during the day and consume nutrients such as banana, rice and toast. Soup and various soft drinks are recommended to increase the amount of liquid with a diet rich in the Mediterranean diet (fruit, vegetables and olive oil-based food products). At this point, it is noted that rest is very important.

HOW TO KNOW IF THE BODY IS THROUGH?

Symptoms such as dark stools, diarrhea lasting more than 2 days, changes in consciousness, extreme abdominal pain, decreased urine output, excessive dryness of the skin or sunken eyes indicate that the body is significantly dehydrated. In this case, as a supplement against body thirst, serum binding and blood tests should be done as well as stool culture. Being careful and taking early precautions not to infect others means getting through the Covid-19 infection unscathed in the majority of patients.

The article is in Turkish

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