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Long COVID

  • January 10,2022
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Long COVID

Although most people who get COVID-19 recover quickly, for some, the effects of the virus can last for weeks or months. This is known as “Long COVID”.

These health issues are sometimes also called Post COVID-19 Conditions.

They're generally considered to be effects of the disease that persist for more than 4 weeks after having been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Older individuals and those with comorbidities are the most likely to experience lingering COVID-19 symptoms, but even young, otherwise healthy people can suffer from Long COVID. It has been seen not only in those who had moderate or severe COVID-19 but also amongst those who had a milder experience.

One may feel the following symptoms:

·         Fatigue

·         Shortness of breath or difficult breathing

·         Cough

·         Anxiety and depression

·         Heart palpitations

·         Chest pain

·         Joint or muscle pain

·         Memory, concentration or sleep - not being able to think straight or focus (‘brain fog’)

·         Distortion to your sense of smell

If you think you have a post-COVID-19 condition, consult your doctor about options for managing and treating your symptoms.

A health check-up after recovering from COVID-19 can also help assess the impact that the infection has had on your body.

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