New updates are being discovered every day around Covid-19, a virus completely unknown months ago. The latest studies worldwide have focused on the sequelae that this disease leaves in individuals who suffered from it.

In this sense, mental health specialists list that the symptoms range from persistent headaches, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression, to motor problems in the most critical patients with prolonged hospitalizations, as some of the consequences left by the viruses in the human body.

Máximo Zimerman, medical director of the Cites Ineco center and specialist in Neurorehabilitation, assures that the symptoms are often linked to the disease, but other times, to the prolonged hospitalization period: “It is important to take into account that a large part of the post- -Covid-19 have a prolonged stay in an intensive care unit, being able to present a primary axonal degeneration of the motor and sensory fibers accompanied by degeneration of muscle fibers, this alteration is known as ‘Polyneuropathy of the critical patient due to COVID-19’ “.

Within the variety of residual symptoms within the neurological spectrum that he sees every day in his office, the professional describes the most frequent as disabling headache -present in 37% of a series of 3,732 patients-, cerebrovascular accident, mental fog post-Covid-19, seizures and movement disorders with instability, weakness, fatigue and muscle aches.

Along these lines, according to a study by Rita Rubin, up to 10% of patients who had Covid-19 have prolonged symptoms regardless of the severity with which they suffered from the disease. Likewise, it was found that the average age affected by these sequelae is 40 years, with women and health workers being the most affected.

Being mental fog one of the most frequent sequelae, Julián Bustin, Head of the Memory and Gerontopsychiatry Clinic at Ineco, affirms that it “is a complex and disabling condition that does not allow patients to maintain their daily activities, since it affects both physically and mentally ”and maintains that to reduce the functional impact of cognitive sequelae and emotional aspects it is important to be able to address the patient in a timely manner, applying the appropriate treatment.

Zimerman adheres to this, who assures that it is important that when structuring the treatment of these and the most severe cases, an interdisciplinary approach is carried out and coordinated by a neurological rehabilitation team.

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