Long Haul Symptoms of Covid
Obviously, COVID has been a major issue in our world since 2020. In fact, there have been over 500 million cases and six million deaths. But, the short-term symptoms of COVID aren't the only concern you need to have. Long-haul COVID is becoming a bigger and bigger issue.
So, how do you know if you have long-haul COVID-19? And how do you treat your symptoms if you do? Read on to learn about the long-haul symptoms of COVID.
Symptoms of Long-Haul COVID
If you've recovered from COVID, but you're still not feeling your best, you may have long-haul COVID. So, what are the symptoms of long-haul COVID? The symptoms of long-haul COVID can differ from person to person.
Many people report struggling with fatigue after recovering from COVID-19.
Breathing issues are one common long-haul COVID-19 symptom. That's because COVID-19 can cause significant damage and scarring to your lungs.
Heart problems are another common result of COVID-19. Heart inflammation can be discovered even in people who don't think they have long-haul COVID.
Blood clots after COVID-19 are not uncommon.
Damage to your other organs can also be part of long-haul COVID. Some people end up with damage to their kidneys as part of their long-haul COVID symptoms list.
While losing your sense of taste and smell is a common way people discover they have COVID-19 in the first place, you may not get these senses back when you recover.
And, your symptoms of long-haul COVID may not be physical. Some initial studies have shown that people struggle with mental health problems after their initial COVID-19 recovery. Neurological symptoms, such as brain fog, can exacerbate mental health issues after recovering from your initial COVID-19 symptoms.
Plus, not all the symptoms of COVID-19 are currently known. It's still a new disease, and there's a lot more research still to be done. If you're experiencing any new symptoms after your COVID-19 recovery, you should bring it up with your doctor and see what your treatment options are.
You should also pay attention to risk factors for long-term COVID. Women are more likely than men to suffer from long-term COVID-19 issues. Age can play a role, in that older people are more likely to suffer from ongoing issues. But, just because you're young doesn't mean you're out of the woods. Even children can suffer from long-haul COVID.
Treating Long-Haul COVID
If you suspect you might have long-haul COVID, you should go to a medical professional and see what your treatment options are. Because the symptoms of long-haul COVID are so different from person to person, your doctor may come up with a specialized plan to help combat your specific issues.
If most of your long-haul COVID symptoms are lung-related, you can talk to your doctor about your options for lung recovery. You may be able to get respiratory therapy. Or, your doctor may be able to recommend different breathing exercises.
If you've developed other conditions as a result of COVID-19, you'll need to get these conditions treated. For example, if you have heart problems, your doctor can diagnose the specific issue and prescribe the correct treatment.
Your doctor may also refer you to specific clinics that help people with long-haul COVID. These clinics do research and provide experimental treatments that are meant to combat the symptoms of long-haul COVID, while they work to understand why some people suffer from long-haul COVID while others do not.
There are other things you can do on your own to help you manage your long-haul COVID symptoms. Basic self-care practices can help you manage minor symptoms of long-haul COVID. Ensure that you're getting enough sleep. Resting generally when you're feeling fatigued can be beneficial.
Once you feel a little better, you can start working towards resuming an exercise routine. You'll still need to take things slow and steady. But, starting to work out again is important for building your strength back up.
Ultimately, it's important not to get frustrated. More research is needed to truly be able to treat long-haul COVID-19 symptoms, and more treatments are being developed.
However, it's also important to understand that you may never get fully back to "normal". Long-haul COVID is a disabling chronic condition for many. Instead, try focusing on getting yourself feeling better and getting back to your everyday activities.
Preventing Long-Haul COVID
Once you get COVID, science can't predict whether or not you'll be prone to long-haul COVID. So, the easiest way to prevent long-haul COVID is to not contract COVID in the first place.
Of course, if you haven't already, consult with your doctor and see if a vaccination is right for you.
You can also keep yourself healthier overall with a nutritious diet and moderate exercise. Boosting your immune system may also help with long-haul COVID.
Watch Out for Long-Haul Symptoms of COVID
Clearly, there are a lot of different long-haul symptoms of COVID that you need to be aware of. You don't need to suffer in silence if you do have long-haul COVID. There are treatment options available for you.
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