Covid-19 and the Brain

The full effects of Covid-19 are still unknown, but there’s a precedent of similar viruses affecting the brain. Many flu-like viruses have a marked history of leading to brain disorders back to the flu pandemics in 1917 and 1918 as well as H1N1, according to Medical Today. The real question is to what extent are these complications. 

The virus affecting the brain explains the loss of smell, however. Olfactory cells located in the nose are typically more susceptible to viral infections, and these olfactory cells provide the virus a highway directly to the olfactory bulb in the brain. The olfactory bulb is the section of the brain that regulates the sense of smell, which checks out as the loss of smell is typically one of the first symptoms of Covid-19. 

Located right next to the olfactory bulb is the hippocampus, which plays a major role in learning and memory. Scientists speculate that this might lead to a cognitive decline over time for individuals that have contracted Covid-19. This is why most people experience symptoms like headaches, reduced taste, and loss of smell before the onset of respiratory symptoms. Covid-19 quickly invades the brain when contracted nasally. 

Despite a vaccine being available, Covid-19 is still a new virus, and much is still unknown. The best way you can protect yourself is to have a healthy lifestyle and to keep your immune system at peak performance. You can try out our boosting products to bolster your defense against viral infections with BodyK’s Boost Box Viral Defense.

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