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Frightening New Things Doctors Say COVID-19 Does to Your Body

Best Life Logo By Keenan Mayo of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: By now you know that COVID-19 is a respiratory virus mostly spread by the transmission of aerosolized droplets from person-to-person contact. Symptoms, of course, include shortness of breath, coughing, and congestion. But doctors are just beginning to fully comprehend some of the more insidious and harmful effects that COVID-19 has on the rest of your body—in both the short and long term.New research indicates that the coronavirus attacks essentially all of your major organs, especially the brain, and can saddle your body with an incredibly long and arduous recovery—assuming, of course, that you actually recover at all. Oxford University's Helen Salisbury, MD, wrote in the British Medical Journal on June 23 that though COVID-19 symptoms usually last around two to three weeks, upwards of 10 percent of patients will experience symptoms that persist for much, much longer—perhaps indefinitely. Read on to find out the unique effects COVID-19 has on your body. And for some more up-to-the-minute, expert-backed health advice, make sure you know the 3 New Coronavirus Symptoms the CDC Just Announced.

Frightening New Things Doctors Say COVID-19 Does to Your Body

By now you know that COVID-19 is a respiratory virus mostly spread by the transmission of aerosolized droplets from person-to-person contact. Symptoms, of course, include shortness of breath, coughing, and congestion. But doctors are just beginning to fully comprehend some of the more insidious and harmful effects that COVID-19 has on the rest of your body—in both the short and long term.

New research indicates that the coronavirus attacks essentially all of your major organs, especially the brain, and can saddle your body with an incredibly long and arduous recovery—assuming, of course, that you actually recover at all. Oxford University's Helen Salisbury, MD, wrote in the British Medical Journal on June 23 that though COVID-19 symptoms usually last around two to three weeks, upwards of 10 percent of patients will experience symptoms that persist for much, much longer—perhaps indefinitely. Read on to find out the unique effects COVID-19 has on your body. And for some more up-to-the-minute, expert-backed health advice, make sure you know the 3 New Coronavirus Symptoms the CDC Just Announced.

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