Daily uk news Is this what's causing long Covid? Brain scans of patients with lingering symptoms show clusters of plaques in areas responsible for tiredness, headaches and cognition PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The study, done by researchers in India, found deposits of blood, calcium and iron at abnormal levels in key regions of the brain. The study was done using MRI scans six months after an infection.

Daily uk news Is this what's causing long Covid? Brain scans of patients with lingering symptoms show clusters of plaques in areas responsible for tiredness, headaches and cognition PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The study, done by researchers in India, found deposits of blood, calcium and iron at abnormal levels in key regions of the brain. The study was done using MRI scans six months after an infection.

Daily uk news Is this what's causing long Covid? Brain scans of patients with lingering symptoms show clusters of plaques in areas responsible for tiredness, headaches and cognition PremierLeague-News.Com
21 November 2022 - 23:03

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! People with long Covid suffer physical alterations to their brain months after clearing the initial infection, a study has shown.MRIs of patients still suffering with symptoms six months later show clusters in parts of the brain linked to fatigue, headaches and cognition.The Indian researchers behind the study say it is the first to show that Covid causes physical changes to the brain.Other studies have found that the virus can also cause changes in other organs such as the heart and lungs.Long Covid is not a specific condition with a set diagnosis, but instead an amalgamation of different symptoms with tenuous links to one-another that have been placed in the same category.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in five adults that are infected with Covid will suffer long Covid to varying degrees. There is no proven treatment or cure, but experts are exploring whether an alcoholism drug has benefit after showing promise in small studies. Pictured: A special MRI scan found deposits of calcium, iron and deoxygenated blood in the brain stem and frontal lobe of patients with long Covid six months after they cleared the initial infection. Deposits of minerals will detected in the frontal lobe of the brain (red) Researchers say these parts of the organ are responsible for symptoms like fatigue, sleep disruptions and brain fog, and these deposits could be at fault for the long Covid symptoms. The scientists also found deposits in the brain stem (red)Researchers from the the Indian Institute of Technology, in Dehli, gathered data from 46 patents who had Covid in the last six months and 30 people that had never been infected with the virus.They found that most of the people who had recovered from Covid had changes in the circulation of tiny blood vessels in the frontal lobe and brain stem areas.These regions are involved in higher order cognitive skills such as language expression and voluntary movements.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Tone deaf: Pfizer boss claims company's Covid vaccine will... New setback for the Covid-vulnerable patients as spending... Share this article Share What is long Covid?  Long Covid is an informal term, used to describe ongoing symptoms following a Covid infection that go on longer than four weeks, according to the ONS.A dizzying array of symptoms have been attributed to long Covid, including:extreme tiredness (fatigue)shortness of breathchest pain or tightnessproblems with memory and concentration ('brain fog')difficulty sleeping (insomnia)heart palpitationsdizzinesspins and needlesjoint paindepression and anxietytinnitus, earachesfeeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetitea high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or tasterashesThere is no cure for the condition though the NHS does recommend a number of treatments designed to help alleviate the symptoms. adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement Sapna Mishra, a PhD candidate at the Indian Institute of Technology, said that her team found changes to brain regions linked to symptoms that people were experiencing months after their Covid infection Sapna Mishra, a PhD candidate at the institute a lead researchers of the study said 'these brain regions are linked with fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, headaches and cognitive problems.

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.White matter is found in the deepest tissues of the brain and is made up of millions of nerve fibers that connects parts of the brain and links the brain to the spinal cordThrough changes in white matter, the brain finds it harder to transfer information, leading to difficulties with memory, mobility and balance.These clusters in the frontal lobe were made up of three elements.They were made up of portions of the left orbital-inferior frontal gyrus, which is a key region for language comprehension and production and the right orbital-inferior frontal gyrus.The latter is associated with functions like attention, motor inhibition, imagery, social cognitive processes, and processing speech and language.White matter was the final component of these clusters.The researchers also found significant differences in the right ventral diencephalon region in the brain.This area is linked to many key bodily functions such as releasing hormones, sending sensory and motor signals to the outer surface of the brain.These functions are responsible for processing thought, emotion, language and memory, and the body's daily sleep and wake cycle.Researchers say that this is the first study that focuses on how the virus affects actual composition of the brain, and how it in turn causes long Covid symptoms. 'Our study highlights this new aspect of the neurological effects of Covid-19 and reports significant abnormalities in Covid survivors,' Ms Mishra said.She added: 'This study points to serious long-term complications that may be caused by the coronavirus, even months after recovery from the infection.'The present findings are from the small temporal window. However, the longitudinal time points across a couple of years will elucidate if there exists any permanent change.'The researchers are now conducting a study on the same patient cohort to determine whether these brain abnormalities persist over a longer time frame.Long Covid has puzzled scientists and physicians since it first popped on their radar in 2020.Its causes have not been figured out, but experts believe it could be tied to the body's immune response to the virus. There have also been previously known cases of people suffering long-term symptoms after suffering more common viruses like the flu.The CDC estimates that around 7.5 per cent of American adults are suffering from long Covid symptoms.Sufferers are generally under the age of 50, and are more likely to be women. Reports of long Covid are most common in southern states like Kentucky and Alabama. 

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