- January 10,2022
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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:
· Shortness of breath or difficult breathing
· 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.