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International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
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International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development

2024, Vol. 7, Special Issue 2
Study on nutritional status of post COVID patients, deficiency of nutrient and its association with occurrence of the disease

Chayashree Saikia, Kalpna Gupta and Parvati

Covid-19 a contagious disease caused by virus spreads very quickly. It has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide. The disruption occurred by the pandemic to human beings economically as well as socially is devastating. Inorder to prevent the disease, various factors such as diet, symptoms, post-COVID complications are very important for consideration. The present investigation was undertaken to investigate the common post-COVID complications, factors affecting the development of these complications, and the interrelation between diet and post-COVID complications among COVID-recovered persons. The study was conducted in two randomly selected districts, Jorhat and Dibrugarh of the upper Brahmaputra Valley of Assam, from October 2021 to May 2022. Purposive sampling method was used for the study. The results of the study revealed that 90% of the COVID-infected persons, after recovery from infection, had developed post-COVID complications. Fatigue was the most significant complication, (91.11%) which was present in all age groups irrespective of gender. Data said that other common post-COVID complications include muscle or joint pain, dizziness, frequent fever and cough, breathing problems, mental instability, memory problems, lowering the sensitivity of the tongue and nose, and least commonly, chest pain, increased thirst, and a change in appetite. This study showed that there is a significant relationship between nutrition and the severity of COVID infection as well as post-COVID complications because 48% of the post-COVID patients were underweight. It could be concluded that nutrients have direct effect on the body’s immune system.
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How to cite this article:
Chayashree Saikia, Kalpna Gupta, Parvati. Study on nutritional status of post COVID patients, deficiency of nutrient and its association with occurrence of the disease. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2024;7(2S):88-92. DOI: 10.33545/26180723.2024.v7.i2Sb.336
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