Tuesday, September 21, 2021

in-focus

How Covid-19 can damage your lungs and how you can protect them


It is generally known that Covid-19 attacks the lungs first, making pneumonia one of the biggest causes of death.

115

View

Normally, the lungs collect oxygen in tiny air sacs called the alveoli before transferring it to the bloodstream. However, if the lungs are inflamed, this supply of air to the bloodstream is slowed down or limited.

Infection and condition

Patients infected by Covid-19 usually develop pneumonitis or lung inflammation and must rely on a ventilator to help them breathe. Patients with a lower level of infection also develop pneumonitis, though they do not need a ventilator and can usually recover on their own.

How Covid-19 can damage your lungs and how you can protect them

Published : August 23, 2021

By : The Nation