The risk of myocarditis increases 16 times after infection with the new crown
Statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the proportion of myocarditis among people who were not infected with the new crown was about 9/100,000; while the proportion of people infected with the new crown was about 146/100,000. This means that the risk of developing myocarditis after infection with the new coronavirus is 16 times higher than that of uninfected people!
What is myocarditis? Simply put, the virus went to the heart, causing the heart to become inflamed. Myocarditis may occur in the elderly and children, but it is most common in young adults aged 20 to 40 in clinical practice. Almost all people who develop myocarditis after being infected with the new coronavirus infection have a common reason, that is, they did not take the new crown seriously, and engaged in strenuous exercise, fatigue, staying up late, and working overtime too early. Although the root cause of myocarditis is a virus, exercise, fatigue, staying up late, etc. are not the direct cause of myocarditis, but they are the “fuse” that induces myocarditis.
If ordinary myocarditis is discovered early and rests absolutely, the prognosis is good; but if it is not discovered in time, does not have a good rest, continues to move or even exercise, then it may lead to heart failure or even sudden death, heart failure is also very difficult, and chronic heart failure 5 The annual mortality rate is as high as 50%. The mortality rate of fulminant myocarditis (also known as acute severe viral myocarditis) can reach 80%! Therefore, we still need to pay attention to the following points after being infected with the new coronavirus:
1. Do not immediately resume the previous exercise intensity if you feel that you are asymptomatic or antigen-negative, especially those young people who usually think they are in good health. Recover slowly and gradually. The simple judgment is that you have no shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitation, or sweating after daily activities such as mopping the floor and washing socks, which means that your daily activities have almost recovered; then you can check your performance when you go upstairs. , Now let’s see if I can return to this level, and if I recover, I can gradually resume the previous amount of exercise.
2. Young people generally recover relatively quickly, so they start to work overtime, stay up late, and overwork within a few days after the “Yang Pass”. These are risks and must be avoided, especially after the “Sun Pass”. 2 to 3 weeks, don’t do it!
3. If you experience chest tightness, shortness of breath, palpitation, rapid heartbeat, chest pain, severe fatigue, black eyes and other obvious discomfort after the activity, you must stop and go to the hospital in time.
4. If you experience chest tightness, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, dyspnea, and worse breathing when you go upstairs than before, it is best to go to the hospital for an electrocardiogram and check for myocardial enzymes. Myocarditis was ruled out.
5. People with “three highs” or those with a history of chronic cardiovascular disease, whether they are “yang” or have “passed”, should take medicine regularly, so as to ensure blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipids, heart rate, blood vessels are stable, and reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease. heart disease risk.
6. Daily diet should appropriately increase foods with high protein content such as milk, eggs, lean meat, fish, soy products; remember to eat a certain amount of vegetables and fruits every day to ensure the intake of vitamins and minerals; food should be diversified, In order to avoid the decline of immunity due to the lack of certain nutrients.