| 28 February 2024, Wednesday |

Recent Chinese Study; Covid 19 causes hair loss

A new study found that many of those who have recovered from the Covid-19 disease caused by the emerging corona virus are at risk of developing hair loss.

The Chinese study, reported by the “Daily Mail” newspaper, indicated that 359 out of 1,655 patients in Wuhan (22 percent) had suffered from hair loss six months after they were discharged from hospital.

This study comes to search for more symptoms that have become known as the symptom of long-term “Covid 19”, which is led by fatigue, anxiety, depression, shortness of breath and insomnia.

According to the newspaper, the recent Chinese research is the largest group study with the longest follow-up period to assess the health consequences of adult patients who have recovered from the emerging corona virus, and that follow-up lasted from January 7 to May 29 of last year.

Dermatologists say that hair loss is a natural physiological response to a stressful event such as an infectious disease, and it may be temporary unless it leads to alopecia areata, then irreversible hair loss may occur.

According to the study, 63 percent suffered from fatigue or muscle weakness, 26 percent from sleep difficulties, 23 percent from anxiety or depression, while 22 percent suffered from hair loss.

  • Alhurra