Suara.com – The impact of long Covid-19 infection does not only attack the respiratory tract. Research has shown that the brain is also affected by Covid-19 infection.
In a study conducted by the University of Cambridge, it was found that 78 percent of 181 recovered Covid-19 patients reported forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating, aka sluggishness.
As many as 69 percent admitted to being easily confused, 68 percent admitted that it was easier to forget, and another 60 percent had difficulty expressing words when they were talking.
Unfortunately, half of the respondents did not get a satisfactory response from health professionals when reporting these symptoms. In fact, the impact of decreased concentration and cognitive abilities for a person is not kidding.
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Difficulty concentrating makes about 75 percent of participants unable to work. Unfortunately, the cognitive impact of Covid-19 infection has not been comprehensively discussed.
“The attention paid to the long symptoms of Covid-19 is minimal, both from a medical and political perspective. Even though these symptoms need to be taken seriously, because they reduce a person’s cognitive abilities,” said Dr. Luci Cheke from the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, quoted from Medical Daily.
He said that the slogan ‘living with Covid-19’ which is often echoed by politicians has never touched this aspect, even though the risk that lurks in the workforce is very large.
Another study published in the journal The Lancet last week looked at the impact of Covid-19 on mental health. Researchers found that Covid-19 patients who had long-term symptoms had an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.
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