Nephrologist Dr. Bahtişen Güven underlined that, similar to other flu infections, the person who is infected by droplets with a positive Covid-19 virus may develop symptoms within 2 days to 2 weeks after receiving the virus. Reminding that among the known symptoms of Kovid-19 are symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, headache, mild fever, chills, muscle pain, loss of sense of smell and taste, diarrhea, sore throat, cough and shortness of breath, Güven made a statement on the subject.
Nephrology specialist Bahtışen Güven pointed out that 20% to 40% of the patients admitted to the hospital can have kidney disease and said, “The effects of kidneys can differ from person to person. Kidney damage can manifest itself in different sizes, from mild protein in the urine to severe kidney failure or conditions that require dialysis. “The virus directly affects the kidney cells, causing damage and increasing blood coagulation and affecting the kidney vessels can cause serious problems,” he said.
Noting that kidney patients have a more severe coronavirus, Güven used the following statements:
“Disruption of fluid balance, heart failure, side effects of infectious drugs, use of ventilators in patients hospitalized in intensive care, such as chronic kidney failure, hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis treatment and kidney transplant patients’ defense systems are suppressed and more severe cases of Kovid-19 infection. increases the risk. “
Nephrologist Bahtişen Güven, who said that people with kidney disease should pay special attention to their nutrition and daily life, stated that medication should not be used without a doctor’s prescription since it may have side effects on the kidney, and stated the following about the precautions that these patients should take.
“Complying with mask, distance and hygiene rules, avoiding traveling unless necessary and staying at home, not using public transport, avoiding close contact with sick people, meticulously obeying the treatment recommended by the follow-up doctor (dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, drug therapy) and regularly continuing their controls. to be vaccinated will be very important at this point.
Nephrology specialist Bahtişen Güven pointed out that the course of the disease in kidney patients differs from patient to patient and there is no known definite treatment and said, “There are many vaccines produced using various technologies in the world. Although there is not enough scientific evidence to show the effectiveness and side effects of these vaccines, recent studies show that they all have protective effects.
Vaccine development studies are being carried out rapidly due to the pandemic, but so far, there are no published data on the efficacy or safety of vaccines in these patients, in which people with kidney disease or immunocompromised have been included in vaccine studies. In kidney patients, Kovid-19 can be very severe and fatal. In addition to the high and fatal risk of the disease, the possible side effects of the vaccines are also very low. On the other hand, the vaccine should be given 2 doses at regular intervals and the people who are vaccinated should routinely check the presence or level of antibodies, ”he said.