Covid-19 and the digestive system
One of the lesser-discussed side effects of suffering from Long-Covid is the effect it can have on your gastrointestinal system. While research continues to evolve, the most common GI symptoms that we know of so far include loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhoea, and in rare cases some upper-tract bleeding.
Advice from Dr Jason Dunn
Dr Jason Dunn, Consultant Gastroenterologist at OneWelbeck Digestive Health, discusses Long-Covid in gastrointestinial patients in more detail, and offers his expert advice.
Meet the expert
Dr Jason Dunn is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at OneWelbeck Digestive Health and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His particular interest is early diagnosis of cancer, using specialist endoscopic techniques to assess Barrett’s oesophagus with dysplasia, early oesophagus and stomach cancer.