A rampage through the body
April 29, 2020 at 9:26 PM - Views: 84 #309629
The lungs are ground zero, but COVID-19 also tears through organ systems from brain to blood vessels
On rounds in a 20-bed intensive care unit one recent day, physician Joshua Denson assessed two patients with seizures, many with respiratory failure, and others whose kidneys were on a dangerous downhill slide. Days earlier, his rounds had been interrupted as his team tried, and failed, to resuscitate a young woman whose heart had stopped. All of the patients shared one thing, says Denson, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Tulane University School of Medicine. “They are all COVID positive.”
As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 approaches 2.5 million globally and deaths surpass 166,000, clinicians and pathologists are struggling to understand the damage wrought by the coronavirus as it tears through the body. They are realizing that although the lungs are ground zero, the virus’ reach can extend to many organs including the heart and blood vessels, kidneys, gut, and brain.
“[The disease] can attack almost anything in the body with devastating consequences,” says cardiologist Harlan Krumholz of Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital, who is leading multiple efforts to gather clinical data on COVID-19. “Its ferocity is breathtaking and humbling.”
A good read.
April 29, 2020 at 9:46 PM #309636Ohio BarbarianModerator
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I had the dry cough and mild body aches for about two weeks in late February, early March. Went through two family-sized bags of Ricola in two weeks, but only missed one day of work because I felt fatigued and had sick time. My stepdaughter had the cough, low fever, diarrhea, and only sought medical treatment when she developed pneumonia.
Come to think of it, I did have one day of intestinal cramps, and did away with those in my usual way–lots of jalapenos, cheese, onions, and flaming hot sauces. Cleans that shit right out.
The denouement is…eventful, I’ll say, but the cramps and the runs go away until the next bug comes along.
My wife and stepson were asymptomatic, and we’ve all been fine since even though we’ve definitely been exposed to the virus multiple times, and we live in a hotbed of it.
I wonder…other articles I’ve read said people with highly active immune symptoms were less likely to get sick. I wonder why that is. I wonder if diet has anything to do with it–we all eat lots of onion and garlic, for example, which is supposed to bolster the immune system.
As usual, I have lots of questions and no answers. I don’t see those same questions being asked by the professionals, though, and I wonder why not.
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April 29, 2020 at 11:55 PM #309681Mr. Mickeys MomModerator
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Just like your skin is the best defense to invaders by its’ immune response (bug bites, and inflammatory response produces a wheel around the bite), the hypopharangeal area (that area just above the base of your tongue that gets inflamed when you have a sore throat) comes to the defense of a virus when it tries to take a home as a rhino-virus. The better your immune response THERE, the more likely your lungs stand a chance to stay free of that virus.
It’s like (ahem) a barbarian at the gates, baby.
Hell, no... I'm not giving up...
April 30, 2020 at 12:29 AM #309692
April 30, 2020 at 2:10 AM #309727
I have other stuff that addresses some of these issues and questions. Would you be interested? If so I’ll post them.
My son and I had a similar experience and he still hasn’t recovered his energy level. I still have problems with my ears but did fine otherwise…dry cough, sore scratchy throat, burning eyes, head ache, low fever…I stayed in bed with two down comforters to stay warm. I didn’t eat, I took magnesium, vitamin D-3, zinc, vitamin A (which counteracts blood clots) CBD and other products…that was Jan 20-27th….around MLK day.
I have an autoimmune disease that causes diarrhea when I flare so that isn’t a good measure for me. We eat a lot of broccoli, garlic, onion, tumeric (in curry’s of various types), I don’t think that hurts at all. They say vitamin C also…I was using at least 2 whole lemons squeezed into water to drink, and I drank a lot of water. I also take vit K daily…
Like I said my son still doesn’t feel right and I have issues with my ears for some reason…
April 29, 2020 at 10:09 PM #309648EnthusiastParticipant
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Thank you, Haikugal! This Corona is some bad shit!
I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".
April 29, 2020 at 10:29 PM #309652salemcourtParticipant
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@ohiobarbarian I also have lots of questions with very few answers. For instance, India has not seen that many cases, even though the population is very high. They also eat lots of onions and garlic as you state. In addition, they do not get a routine flu vaccine every year. Does getting a routine flu vaccine to boost your immunity to flu mess with the body’s natural ability to create antibodies for the coronavirus? Another question that could be answered by epidemiologists but I doubt if they will get around to it.
April 30, 2020 at 2:21 AM #309731Red CloudParticipant
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If the virus gets on my head or beard, it meets magnesium! Mortal enemy! Eat death virus! I use magnesium ALL the time, externally! (magnesium flakes 50% + 50 distilled water, boiled, stop, add flakes ,allow to cool, put in a spray bottle. Keep out of eyes. Will sting for a day or two. Is oily, but hey at home wearing T shirts. Returns about 50 -60% of youthful splendor to brunettes.)
If’n it decides to hop in the stomach, it meets DE human grade (keep out of eyes) which I have been taking for about ten years, it will meet its assassin, diatoms who are merciless and even though dead continue to rip the living bleep out of them, and to be fair, beneficial bacteria..(50 pound bag is affordable. Not so with shipping, but lasts for many years. 1 tablespoon daily in water. After about a month, the chalky taste is ok. ENT doc asked if I was a two year old. I asked why? He said every INTERNAL part of you is clean like a baby. At my age I should have ulcers or polyps forming, but nothing. And on and on… I did not tell him as he would profiteer.)
April 30, 2020 at 2:28 AM #309732
You sound like me @redcloud, I’m a big advocate of magnesium…ingested, soaked in, sprayed on skin…good stuff. Doesn’t the diatomaceous earth kill the good bacteria as well as the bad…I think you said as much if I’m understanding correctly. Where do you purchase your diatoms?
April 30, 2020 at 5:09 AM #309800Red CloudParticipant
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@haikugal I try to get the bags with the lowest shipping plus highest quality. This source is in Nebraska but I think there is a local distributor which cuts down the cost of shipping. Earthworks Health. I like the product, but under torture I would say it is ironic that they feel God is behind their product which is pretty much consistent with the rise of dinosaurs and I believe aided in their large structures.
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