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A Correlation Between COVID & Loss Of Smell

Dec, 2022

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The scientist at the Duke University discovered an association between long COVID and loss of smell.

The reason is known about the loss of smell during the time of COVID. An analysis that has been carried out on olfactory epithelium based on a biopsy –like approach unraveled that COVID-19 patients may have loss of smell since their nerve cell may be a victim to T cells. As study led by scientists from Duke Health reports, many related causes of other symptoms of COVID is examined.

Such discoveries are coming up at a time when the COVID suffered people are facing problems of fatigue, shortness of breath and brain fog. Though recovered from the disease, people are still struggling with other related problems. The cause of the long recovery is now being unfolded.

Dr. Brad Goldstein of the Duke University was researching why long COVID is happening, mainly loss of smell. In this study, 24 biopsies were done from the nine people who were suffering from COVID. An uniformity was found. “There seems to be some unresolved inflammation in that area of the nose that we believe is disrupting the smell process.” said Dr. Goldstein. Millions of people have contracted COVID-19 in the last two years. Many are still suffering after the symptoms have subsided. The symptom of loss of smell also called asomnia is among the prominent one.

The next step that needs a look is the identification of drugs that would decrease the level of inflammation of the nose. More importantly, other long COVID symptoms like brain fog, fatigue and shortness of breath also needs a thorough research. The WRAL Data analyzed the information given by CDC which claims that women are more prone to long COVID. Long COVID symptoms are being very often noticed among the population. People are experiencing certain activity limitations also due to long COVID.

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