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New Long Covid symptom discovered and it affects millions


Another Long Covid symptom has been discovered – and it is impacting as many as four in ten people.

40 per cent of people who have developed Long Covid after a brush with the deadly bug are suffering kidney issues.

The Veterans Health Administration in the US has conducted a study revealing the worrying figures.

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89,000 people were analysed after they overcame Covid.

And 40 per cent are suffering from kidney damage or loss of function.

Dr Ziyad Al-Aly led the study, which also analysed as many as 1.6 million other Covid sufferers.

There is a 35 per cent rate in people suffering kidney issues after a bout of Covid, they say.

Dr. F Perry Wilson, a medical professor and kidney researcher at Yale, told The New York Times : “Covid is probably a little more of a kidney-toxic virus.

“I do think that the Covid syndrome has some long-term adverse effects on the kidney.”

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The number of people in the UK experiencing self-reported long Covid that has lasted for at least a year has risen.

The estimate for people in private households in the UK increased to 384,000 from 380,000 a month earlier.

The figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), are based on responses collected in the four weeks to August 1.

Fatigue was the most common symptom (experienced by 58% of those with self-reported long Covid), followed by shortness of breath (42%), muscle ache (32%) and difficulty concentrating (31%).

An estimated 38,000 children in the UK aged from two to 16 had self-reported long Covid in the four weeks to August 1, the ONS said.

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