COVID- According to a new study, 19 patients had a 215 percent increased risk of end-stage kidney disease.
COVID-19 has been classified as a respiratory disease due to the lungs’ damage. However, there is mounting evidence that the virus can potentially harm the heart and kidneys. According to this research, those infected with COVID-19 have a higher chance of renal impairment, as well as chronic and end-stage diseases.
Kidney disease, also known as the “silent killer,” arises when kidney function progressively declines over time. Diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, and chronic renal inflammation are the most common causes. When kidney function deteriorates to the point where dialysis is essential for the patient’s survival, this is referred to as end-stage renal disease. COVID-19 patients, even those with minor symptoms, had a 215 percent higher chance of developing end-stage kidney disease, according to a new study.
There is a growing body of evidence pointing to the virus’s long-term effects on the kidneys.
COVID-19 patients had excessive protein levels in their urine and abnormal blood tests, according to previous investigations.
Hospitals running out of machinery and fluids needed to perform dialysis on COVID-19 patients became a typical occurrence during the pandemic.
“Based on our research, we believe that 510,000 of those [infected with the virus]may develop kidney injury or disease,” said senior author Zyad Al-Aly, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Washington University.
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“Our findings highlight the vital need of monitoring renal function and illness when caring for COVID-19 patients.
“If renal care isn’t a key component of COVID-19’s post-acute care approach, we’ll miss out on possibly hundreds of thousands of people who don’t realize their kidney function has deteriorated as a result of the virus.”
More than 1.7 million healthy and COVID-19 positive US veterans were used in the study.
89,216 veterans had confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses and had survived the acute phase of the disease, which lasted for the first 30 days.
12,376 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals, with 4,146 being referred to intensive care units.
“The risk of reduced kidney function is greater among patients who were in the ICU,” Al-Aly said, “but it’s important to remember that.”Brinkwire Summary News”.