Long Covid Symptoms and Plant Based SolutionsDec 06, 2022
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Understanding long COVID
What is long COVID?
While most people with COVID-19 get better within a couple of weeks, some continue to have symptoms or develop new ones after their initial recovery. Long COVID, or Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC), is a condition in which individuals infected with COVID-19 continue to experience a wide range of physical, mental, emotional, and psychological symptoms after their initial infection, impacting their daily lives.
Long COVID has affected people around the world and across the United States, including a portion of the population here in New York State. Long COVID may also be known as post-COVID conditions, long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, long-term effects of COVID, or chronic COVID.
How do I know if I have long COVID?
Currently, there is no test to diagnose long COVID. Patients with long COVID often report similar symptoms, including experiencing new, ongoing, or worsening health conditions long after their initial infection. Typically, symptoms that last four or more weeks after a COVID-19 infection could be an indication of long COVID. New Yorkers who have, or had, COVID-19 and are not getting better should contact a health care provider to discuss their symptoms.
What are the symptoms of long COVID?
Even if an individual's initial COVID-19 illness is not severe, long COVID symptoms can still occur. Unfortunately, symptoms have been reported to last for months or even years.
Symptoms associated with long COVID can vary widely, from cardiovascular symptoms like heart palpitations to difficulty breathing and excessive fatigue. Symptoms can also include difficulty concentrating or other psychological manifestations.
The most commonly reported symptoms associated with long COVID are:
- Tiredness or fatigue that interferes with daily life
- Brain fog
- Symptoms that get worse after working hard or thinking hard (also known as 'post-exertional malaise')
Respiratory and heart symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Fast-beating or pounding heart
Nervous system symptoms, including:
- Difficulty thinking or concentrating
- Sleep problems
- Dizziness when you stand up (lightheadedness)
- Pins-and-needles feelings
- Change in smell or taste
- Depression or anxiety
- Stomach pain
Other symptoms, including:
- Joint or muscle pain
- Changes in menstrual periods
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