Pulmonologist Mujo Hosic explained for “Avaz” why patients with coronavirus who are connected to a respirator mostly lose the battle for life.
He cited the phenomenon of cytokine storm as a reason, which results in severe inflammatory changes in the body.
”Medical so-called, a cytokine storm, occurs when the body does not act defensively but acts excessively on a foreign body. This time it’s a coronavirus. In this excessive action, the organism begins to destroy itself, and in the lungs, where gases are exchanged, alveoli of bubbles then begin to form.
The lungs, he warns, quickly fill with fluid with the appearance of a cytokine storm, and there is nothing that the respirator can help because the lungs are not clean and the flow of air is blocked.
Well, in medicine, when nothing can be done, you still try to save a life, but you know that it probably won’t work.
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To use a respirator, the structure of the lungs must be preserved, which unfortunately, in this case, is impossible because it is known that the coronavirus attacks the lungs directly.
Patients with coronavirus who end up on a respirator are mostly in the thermal phase of the disease and no one is protected there anymore. He can be young and of “pure” health, but if his lungs have been damaged, if they have been hit by a cytokine storm, that is dangerous, Hosic added.