Category Archives: COVID-19

COVID-19 May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Dementia

An infectious etiology of Alzheimer’s disease has been postulated for decades and despite supportive evidence, it is still controversial . The increased risk for COVID-19 in people with Alzheimer’s disease  and recent recognition of long lasting neurological sequelae of SARS-CoV2 infection in part reflecting inflammatory processes, which are central to Alzheimer’s disease neuropathology, suggest bidirectional […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Linked with COVID-19

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habit in the absence of a specific and unique organic pathology, although microscopic inflammation has been documented in some patients.  Population-based studies estimate the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome at 10-20% and the incidence of irritable bowel syndrome […]

Persistent Hormone Deficiencies In Long COVID

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 has been associated with various non respiratory manifestations, including those affecting cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neural, coagulation, and locomotor systems, although endocrine disorders such as diabetes mellitus , thyroiditis ,male infertility , and adrenal insufficiency have been described, but their long-term clinical course remains unclear. Kai Yoshimura, Kakogawa Medical Center, […]

COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected pregnant people, who are at higher risk of severe disease compared with similarly aged non-pregnant individuals. Pregnancy leads to an increased risk of hospital admission with COVID-19, because of the severe complications that they presented.  COVID-19 vaccines have been available since December, 2020. Multiple expert groups published positive recommendations […]

Certain Symptoms Associated with Long COVID-19 Risk

Headache, sore throats, caught, fever, and malaise are the most common symptoms associated with COVID-19, but its also more symptoms like hair loss, anosmia, diarrhea, abdominal pain and loss of the taste. Which symptoms are associated with Long-Term COVID-19? The people who had sore throats, headaches, and hair loss soon after testing positive for COVID-19 […]

Hair and Libido Loss Added to List of Long COVID

The infection with SARS-CoV-2 causes an acute multisystem illness referred to as COVID-19, It is recognized that approximately 10% of individuals with COVID-19 develop persistent and often relapsing and remitting symptoms beyond 4 to 12 weeks after infection. These persistence of symptoms is commonly referred to as long COVID.  Long COVID has been associated with […]

The Effect of IBD Treatments in COVID Vaccine Response

Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) infection is characterized by immune dysregulation, especially in the elderly or immunocompromised patients with comorbidities.  Vector-based vaccines (i.e. Ad26.COV2.S by Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) and mRNA vaccines (BNT162b2 by Pfizer/BioNTech, mRNA-1273 by Moderna/NIH), are both in wide use in the world.  The antibody responses of the vaccines in immune-compromised populations have been described, but the T-cell […]

COVID Death Rate Decreased 72% After 4th Vaccine in the Elderly

The rapid dissemination of the SARS-CoV-2 new variants of concern and the waning in vaccine-acquired immunity, lead to the introduction of booster shots. In July 2021, Israel was the first country to introduce a third vaccine dose 5 months or more following the second vaccine dose, which was associated with high protection against overall SARS-CoV-2 […]