Half of Corona patients struggle with breathing for months

Bærum Hospital Vestre VikenBærum Hospital Vestre Viken.Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix

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Figures from the Norwegian Pandemic Register show that half of those admitted to hospital with Coronavirus struggle with breathing three months later.

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Bergens Tidende reports that the pandemic register is ready with its first results after the review of 417 patients from all over the country who have been hospitalised with the coronavirus. Here, the doctors see two clear tendencies in patients three months after admission:

Half of the patients say that they struggle with shortness of breath and heavy breathing, and just as many feel so tired that they struggle with doing everyday activities. The researchers will now look at whether there is any difference between those who were admitted to the intensive care unit and those who were in the regular ward.

New examinations of the patient group will be carried out after six, twelve and twenty-four months. One of the patients being examined, Mariann Hevrøy, tells BT that she is still on sick leave, about six months after she was admitted.

– In everyday life I manage quite a lot, even though I sometimes have a little trouble breathing. But I cannot run, says Hevrøy.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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