With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and the many variants of the disease, it can be easy to feel lost and confused on what warning signs to look out for. Especially in this cold or amihan season, it can even be difficult to differentiate COVID symptoms from the flu! Our protection begins with knowledge— we need to remain cautious and aware of the conditions that can happen while we are sick with COVID. However, we must also understand that recovery is not as simple; long COVID, or Post-COVID Syndrome, a set of conditions that can affect us even after we are declared COVID-free, can negatively impact our health.
While COVID-19 is known for symptoms such as sore throat, severe cough, fever, loss of smell and taste, and even diarrhea, the effects of Post-COVID Syndrome are more numerous and far-reaching. According to Dr. Sonny Viloria, Integrative Medicine Specialist and Wellness Expert, the symptoms after COVID-19 recovery can last from a month to even 6 months, in comparison to the 1–2-week duration of symptoms for mild COVID-19 cases. This is because of the internal damage the virus does to your organs, particularly the heart and lungs. Some of the conditions you may experience in your recovery from COVID are: fatigue (especially after doing physical or mental activities), cough and colds, chest pain, muscle and joint pain, rashes, and brain fog.
People with comorbidities such as heart, kidney, or lung problems, heavy smokers and drinkers, and those with obesity, are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 and Post-COVID Syndrome. However, even those with mild symptoms can experience these complications after their recovery.
To help ease long COVID symptoms, Dr. Viloria recommends a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and the taking of food supplements. If you are experiencing these symptoms or even if you are sick with COVID, you can try including more green leafy vegetables, such as malunggay or pechay, and eat more nuts and fish to have more vitamins and minerals in your body. When you exercise, make sure also not to overexert yourself. You can try activities such as yoga that can help you both stretch and relax. Lastly, take Organique Acai Premium Blend to help re-strengthen your immune system and cardiovascular system. One shot glass every morning before breakfast can help boost immune system. As an important companion in the pandemic, it is rich in anthocyanins, which protect and maintain your body’s blood vessels, and vitamin C, which protects your immune system against all kinds of diseases, including COVID-19!
To help you recover from long COVID and power up your immune system, drink Organique Acai Premium Blend! The mix of antioxidants and vitamins will provide much needed protection for your body.
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