Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048

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Francesco Amato

Director of UOC Pain Therapy and CP Hospital, Cosenza, Italy

  • Review Article   
    The Role of Pain Receptors in the Main Symptoms of Covid-19 and How Diet Can Be a Therapy
    Author(s): Francesco Amato* and Erminia Gilda Morrone

    It is estimated that 80% of SARS-CoV-2 patients have olfactory disturbances and many also have dysgeusia or ageusia (an interruption or loss of taste, respectively) or changes in chemesthesis, the ability to perceive irritants by TRP receptors. Anosmia (loss of sense of smell) and dysgeusia been termed 'sentinel symptoms'. Anosmia and ageusia represent a real health risk and can also cause nutritional deficits'. Infection with SARS-CoV-2 in the oral cavity could cause changes in the production or quality of saliva, contributing to the symptoms of taste loss. Since the activation of TRPs by Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) contributes to inflammation and pain, research is focusing on several biological mediators related to TRPs and oxidative radicals that could help the development of treatments for pain itself and some COVID related symptoms. Recent studies .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-8048.21.11.328

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