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How COVID affects the brain: 10 key points about the harmful effects of the virus on brain health


  • COVID affects cognitive functioning of the brain

  • Altered mental states such as confusion or prolonged unconsciousness have been observed in everyone

  • Physical damage to the brain such as impaired blood supply to the brain, stroke, and bleeding has also been seen in humans.

  • People continue to have brain-related problems months after the infection. Although symptoms such as fever and cough subside, other symptoms such as thinking, concentration, memory, or difficulty with strange sensations and headaches continue to persist in humans.

  • Many people are not even aware of this effect of COVID and continue to live with it in oblivion

  • These complications, interfere with the overall functioning of the brain and affect the individual’s daily life

  • According to one study, some patients also present with anemia, new-onset anxiety, depression, psychosis, and even suicidal behavior.

  • Studies have shown that entry through 2 receptors of angiotensin-converting enzyme, 2 SARS-CoV-2 can damage endothelial cells leading to inflammation, thrombosis, and brain damage.

  • COVID should always be properly treated and precautions should be taken to avoid infection.

  • Problems with attention and memory should never be underestimated and medical help should be sought immediately. Don’t wait for the disease to go away on its own, in which case you are simply giving it more reason to grow.

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