New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. Coronavirus: COVID affects different people differently, everyone experiences different symptoms. In addition to fever, cold, sore throat and tiredness, you may also experience signs of upset stomach.

Research has found that the virus that causes the coronavirus can enter your digestive tract through cell surface receptors for an enzyme called angiotensin converting enzyme 2. According to the Zoi Kovid app, many Kovid patients also experience symptoms related to stomach upset.

Symptoms of covid associated with the stomach were also seen during the alpha and delta variants.

So let’s know what kind of problems related to stomach are seen when infected with Kovid.


People infected with Kovid-19 usually also have diarrhea problems. A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology examined 206 patients with mild cases of covid. They found that 48 people had only digestive symptoms and another 69 had both digestive and respiratory symptoms. Of the total 117 people with gastric distress, 19.4 percent experienced diarrhea as the first symptom.

Abdominal pain

Many people battling covid complain of severe abdominal pain and abdominal bloating during the infection. A Beijing study analyzed all COVID-19 clinical studies and case reports related to digestive issues published between December 2019 and February 2020. They found that between 2.2 and 6 percent of patients experienced abdominal pain. Abdominal pain associated with covid often also shows other signs such as headache and tiredness. In many cases, the infected person may also face problems like sore throat and loss of appetite.

loss of appetite

Along with other gastrointestinal symptoms, many people who are infected with COVID-19 often complain of a loss of appetite. According to the same Beijing study, about 39.9 to 50.2 percent of people experienced loss of appetite. The ZOE COVID study also found that one in three people infected with Covid lose their appetite, causing them to skip meals.

There may be reasons behind the loss of appetite, such as feeling very ill or not having the courage to cook or eat food. Adults over the age of 35 recover in 3-4 days, while for those under 35, it takes 2 to 3 days and they recover within a week.

Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

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Edited By: Ruhee Parvez