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Kidneys are getting badly damaged in patients recovering from corona and patients are not showing any symptoms. This claim has been made in the research of Washington University of America. Research says that those corona patients who were admitted to the hospital or who showed mild symptoms are at risk of kidney damage (end stage kidney disease).
According to a report published in the American Society of Nephrology on September 1, patients recovering from corona who had problems related to the arteries. After being admitted to the hospital, he started suffering from kidney disease. According to researcher Ziad al-Ali of the University of Washington, patients admitted to the ICU after infection are at higher risk of kidney failure.
Research on patient data
Researchers from the St. Louis Health Care System and Washington University analyzed federal health data in the US. The report revealed that the reason for kidney damage is Long Kovid.
Kidney patients usually do not show its symptoms. According to the National Kidney Foundation, about 90 percent of patients do not show any symptoms of kidney disease. 37 million Americans are grappling with the same situation.
Experts say, 70 to 80 percent of kidney patients gradually stop working, till then the patients do not understand it. Some of its symptoms should not be ignored. For example, increased protein level in urine, swelling of feet, ankles and around the eyes, chest pain and shortness of breath.
How to keep kidney healthy and prevent it from failure?
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According to experts, Kovid patients should undergo periodic creatinine test for kidney examination. Apart from this, eGFR test can be done to check whether the kidney is working better or not.