Despite recovering from COVID-19, some people may experience a range of new or ongoing symptoms that can last for weeks or months after getting infected, regardless of the variant or strain. This is known as post COVID-19 syndrome.
What is Post COVID-19 syndrome?
Mild or moderate Covid-19 lasts about two weeks for most people. However, others experience persistent health problems even when they have recovered from the acute phase of the illness. These patients may no longer have the active coronavirus inside their body and may test negative, but internally, they may still be incapacitated.
Why is this so? The US National Institutes of Health refer to long-term COVID-19 symptoms as PASC, which stands for post-acute sequelae (effect) of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. More common terms are Post-COVID syndrome, long Covid, or long-term Covid.
It was found that these symptoms can happen to anyone who has had COVID-19, whether or not their illness was severe. Even those who were asymptomatic may experience long COVID. Most of those who suffered from COVID-19 reported experiencing different combinations of these hard-to-ignore symptoms, even after getting well.
Check if you or someone close is experiencing any or many of these symptoms:
- Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Difficulty thinking or concentrating (feeling disoriented)
- Chest or stomach pain
- Heart palpitations
- Joint or muscle pain
- Pins-and-needles feeling
- Sleep problems or insomnia
- Dizziness when standing for a long time
- Mood changes or irritability
- Loss of smell or taste
- Changes in menstrual period cycles
What causes Post COVID-19 Syndrome?
According to medical experts, people with certain risk factors like high blood pressure,
smoking, diabetes, obesity, organ damage, or persistent inflammatory or autoimmune responses, are more likely to have a serious run-in with long COVID.
When should you see a doctor?
Long-term Post COVID-19 symptoms can be similar to signs of another disease, so it is important to see your doctor to rule out other potential problems, such as cardiac issues or lung disease. Don’t ignore the loss of smell, depression, anxiety, or insomnia. Don’t write these off as an unimportant or temporary episode, or as “all in your head.” Any symptom that interferes with your daily life is worth calling or teleconsulting with your doctor, who can help you address these problems and avoid deterioration of the quality of your life. If you experience new chest pain, difficulty breathing, bluish lips, or any other sign of a life-threatening problem, call 911 or emergency services right away.
Caring for people with Post COVID-19 Syndrome
Experiencing symptoms of Post COVID-19 syndrome or supporting someone who has it can be quite challenging. But not all is lost. There are ways to help relieve some of the additional burdens of this new condition.
First, do breathing exercises regularly. Take superfood Organique Açaí Premium Blend daily (30 minutes before breakfast) – it’s a powerful immune system booster and natural mood enhancer that builds stamina and increases your energy. Pair these with eating well-balanced meals (vegetables, fish, fruits) and drinking warm water once you wake up. Make some time as well for physical activity, and get enough sleep! Avoid alcohol and drugs—instead, take some time to destress by doing some light activities you enjoy, such as sports, drawing, or reading, or talking to a trusted friend about your concerns and emotions. Lastly, you can also listen to signs from your body so that you can take care of it better, with the help of Organique Açaí Premium Blend.
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