You have heard of the symptoms of coronavirus: fever, dry cough, fatigue, body aches, etc. But do you know the symptoms of post-COVID syndrome that you can also get? Long carriers – those who suffer long after the virus leaves them – have a range of problems that can ruin their lives. The Study of COVID symptoms the app, which asks users to enter symptoms into their database, has identified the most common ones. “COVID-19 is a mild disease for many, but in more than one in 50 people, symptoms can last more than 12 weeks,” said Professor Tim Spector, head of research on COVID symptoms and a professor of genetic epidemiology at King̵
“The team found that the long-term symptoms of COVID fall into two broad groups,” the researchers said. “One was dominated by respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath.” This group also had two other common symptoms, described in detail on the next slide.
Taken together with respiratory symptoms, fatigue and headaches are common. In fact, fatigue is the most common post-COVID syndrome in each group. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the best national expert on infectious diseases and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the syndrome “strongly” resembles chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis. Fatigue is obviously the main symptom of CFS / ME, along with joint pain, confusion and sleep disturbances.
“The second group was ‘multisystem’, affecting many parts of the body, including the brain, intestines and heart,” the researchers said. In fact, long hauliers suffered from neurological problems such as confusion, delirium, and hallucinations; vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite; and blood clots.
“Sufferers of long-term COVID also report heart symptoms such as palpitations or a fast heartbeat, as well as needles or tingling,” the researchers said. On the new one COVID-19 Recovery Clinic (CORE) at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, co-director Aluko Hope, PhD, MSCE, said he “saw at least one patient with no history of heart disease who developed post-viral heart failure,” according to JAMA network.
The app’s researchers report “concentration problems (brain fog).” And say, “People who have had a wide range of symptoms in many body systems are more likely to need a hospital evaluation.”
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“It’s important that in addition to worrying about unnecessary deaths, we need to consider those who will be affected by a long COVID if we don’t get the pandemic under control soon,” said Professor Spector. Contact a healthcare professional if you have any of these symptoms. Although there is no “cure” for the problem, doctors can (try) to help treat each symptom. And follow the basics of Fauci and help stop this tide, no matter where you live – wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, get vaccinated – and to protect your life and the lives of others, do not visit any of them 35 places you are most likely to catch COVID.