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CORONAVIRUS: HOW LONG CAN ONE RECOVER?

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Millions of people around the world are known to have recovered from coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. But the road back to full health varies.

Recovery time will depend on how sick you became in the first place. Some people are able to fight to the illness quickly, but for others it can last for longer.

Age ,Gender and other pre-existing health conditions all increase the risk of becoming more seriously ill from Covid-19The more adequate treatment you receive, the fast you recover and the longer it is performed, the longer recovery is likely to take.

For mild symptoms, Most people who get Covid-19 will develop only the main symptoms – a cough or fever. But they could experience body aches, fatigue, sore throat and headache. The cough is initially dry, but some people will eventually start coughing up mucus containing dead lung cells killed by the virus.

These symptoms are treated with bed rest, plenty of fluids and pain relief such as paracetamol. People with mild symptoms should make a good and speedy recovery.The World Health Organization (WHO) analysis of Chinese data says it takes two weeks on average to recover.

Those of Severe symptoms, The disease can become much more serious for some. This tends to happen about seven to 10 days into the infection. Breathing becomes difficult and the lungs get inflamed. This is because although the body’s immune system is trying to fight back – it’s actually overreacting.

Some people will need to be in hospital for oxygen therapy.

For critical conditions, It will take time to recover from any spell in an intensive or critical care unit (ICU), which can include beingsedated and put on a ventilator.

Dr Alison Pittard, Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, says it can take 12 to 18 months to get back to normal after any spell in critical care. Some people spend relatively short periods in critical care, while others are ventilated for weeks.

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