Doctors at the National hospital of Sri Lanka came to the conclusion that a new coronavirus infection type (SARS-CoV-2) may provoke disorders of the endocrine system, aggravating the condition of patients with this type of disorders, reported in a press release on EurekAlert!.
In particular, physicians conducted a study of indicators of people infected with the virus akin to SARS-CoV-1, which in 2003 caused the SARS. Many patients in this category after the disease has developed postoronnii syndrome, which manifested in the form of fatigue.
It could be caused by failure of the adrenal glands, in which the body does not produce the required amount of the hormone cortisol.
the Reason for this phenomenon may be a violation of the pituitary system, which is responsible for the regulation of adrenal gland.
the Harmful properties of SARS-CoV-2 due to the fact that the pathogen binds to cell receptor, human ACE2, which shows its activity, including in tissues of the endocrine system. It infects cells, thereby disrupting the process of hormone production.
From the point of view of scientists, checking the infected to the lack of cortisol and treatment with steroids may be an extremely important strategy for dealing with COVID-19.