The new corona virus has not only affected our respiratory tract, but our digestive health as well. Many patients with COVID-19, especially those during the recovery period, have reported cases of gastric complications, and it is known that post-COVID has become a predominant problem faced by many people who test negative or are recovering from the disease it is important to continue monitoring persistent symptoms to ensure a full recovery. The SARs-COV-2 virus enters the body and destroys all healthy cells, including those present in our digestive system.
The data suggest that 53% of COVID-19 patients develop at least one gastrointestinal symptom during the course. There is also growing evidence that gastrointestinal symptoms may indicate an increased likelihood of COVID-19 severity and associated complications. In addition, gastrointestinal complications are common in patients who have recovered from or are recovering from the disease. While fatigue, loss of sense of smell and taste, and cough remain some of the lingering symptoms of COVID, if you have these digestive problems after COVID, seek your doctor’s help to treat them.