Surgeon Avakyan: COVID-19 is especially dangerous for people with varicose veins due to thrombosis
COVID-19 is especially dangerous for people with varicose veins, because they are more likely to develop thrombosis. Phlebologist-surgeon Armen Avakyan spoke about this in an interview with Sputnik radio.
According to him, veins affected by varicose veins are more at risk of blood clots than healthy vessels. The doctor noted that often patients with varicose veins who have had coronavirus have a high probability of developing deep vein thrombosis and thrombophlebitis. He also emphasized that a varicose vein can be compared to a time bomb, since at any moment it can become thrombosed, and a thrombus can come off.
In addition, the surgeon added that thickening leads to increased thrombus formation after a coronavirus infection. blood. Therefore, doctors usually recommend that patients after COVID-19 take blood thinning medications, he explained.
Earlier, specialist in especially dangerous infections, immunologist, doctor of medical sciences Vladislav Zhemchugov said that coronavirus infection has many symptoms. therefore, it can be confused with 30 other diseases, including blood cancer. “Coronavirus can be confused with anything where there is a temperature, so a diagnosis must be made on the first day. Now tests are available in pharmacies, you need to do them right away and call a doctor faster, ”said Zhemchugov. He also listed the most common symptoms of COVID-19. These are a runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste, smell, often hearing impairment, muscle pain and symptoms of intestinal upset.