A new study confirms that one-third of people with “Corona” suffer from digestive problems


Washington – The Arabs today

A report by the scientific newspaper Neuroscience revealed that a large percentage of patients was present Corona Virus They have digestive problems of approximately 31.9%, with 22% reporting anorexia, with an additional 22% reporting nausea and vomiting, 12% reporting diarrhea, and 40% of patients having elevated levels of abnormal liver enzyme, With the classic symptoms of coronavirus infection are fever, cough, andhard breathing But there may be symptoms in the digestive system, such as nausea and diarrhea, that are added to the list according to a new study from Stanford Medicine. The researchers found that in addition to the symptoms of the upper respiratory tract, a large number of people with the new virus also suffer from loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, stressing that the symptoms of corona infection are not just respiratory symptoms such as coughing only one third of patients studied included with symptoms Gastro-intestinal tract, saying: “It is possible that we may miss a large portion of patients with coronavirus due to current testing strategies that focus on respiratory symptoms alone.”

The researchers, the American “Stanford” medicine, analyzed the data collected from 116 patients who were diagnosed with coronavirus at Stanford Healthcare from 4 to 24 March, most of them were treated and discharged from the emergency room of the hospital or clinic, and a total of 33 were transferred to the hospital, Eight of them are in the intensive care unit. The average age of patients was 50, 53% of them were men, only one death was reported within the group, and symptoms of the digestive system were reported by 31.9% of patients. The majority of this group described the symptoms as mild. The study said 22% said they had anorexia, 22% had nausea and vomiting, and 12% had diarrhea. The researchers said: “We also noticed that 40% of patients had elevated levels of abnormal liver enzyme, and that those with high levels required more treatment.”