The doctor told me how the coronavirus affects the thyroid

the Thyroid gland is not highly affected by the coronavirus infection. This TV channel “Saint Petersburg” said endocrinologist Natalia Kapitonova.

According to the doctor, changing the functions of the thyroid gland as an acute complication COVID-19 is not yet described. From infection is much more strongly affected the heart, blood vessels, lungs, stomach and intestines. However, if you have been exposed to coronavirus in moderate or severe form, and before you have had problems with the thyroid gland, you need to pass additional tests, says Natalia Kapitonova.

“When the body fights a virus, it will use the thyroid gland. Because the point of application of hormones is in almost all organs and systems. Thyroid hormones are immunomodulators and are actively involved in the struggle for recovery,” explains the endocrinologist.

According to the doctor, if the person has dysfunction of the thyroid gland, it can detect fatigue. In this case you should immediately consult a doctor to identify the disease at early stages.

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