Coronavirus symptoms: Researchers find some of the newest first-week COVID symptoms
While gastrointestinal infection signs, accompanied by typical COVID-19 signs are a marker for severe COVID, in many cases, COVID-19 signs may only show up in the gut and cause abdominal distress.
These signs could present as nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea and other gastric symptoms. In some cases, it could lead to more severe issues, such as jaundice and pancreatitis, which is a form of inflammation. However, while there is no real conclusive evidence yet as to why this happens, scientists suggest that the gut’s connection with the immune system may have a role to play. The gut holds a special place in fighting off infections in the system. The gut microbiome has a lot of defensive actions, which fight out viruses, fungi, bacteria and also help active immune response. Hence, any disturbance in the gut microbiome can have consequences for your health.