Post COVID19 Syndrome is made up of various sequelae that patients report even when recovering from coronavirus disease. It can affect various organ systems. Various symptoms are being described that persist for weeks and even months after COVID infection.
Many patients complain of palpitations, chest pain, dyspnoea, dizziness, neurological disorders, dizziness, high blood pressure, or extreme fatigue even three months after being discharged from a hospital. Even some of those who had mild symptoms and received a negative PCR result suffer from debilitating and changeable symptoms, which some attribute to the inflammatory effect of SARS-COV-2 and others to the usual consequences of a virus.
Older adults and people with other illnesses have the most persistent symptoms after COVID-19 infection, although even the young and healthy may be unwell for weeks or even months after infection.
The most common signs and symptoms that persist over time include:
Shortness of breath
Pain in the joints
Other long-term signs and symptoms may include:
Loss of smell or taste
Problems with memory and concentration
Although COVID primarily affects the lungs, there are other organs that can be affected.
HEART: Heart tests after recovery from COVID19 have seen damage to the cardiac smooth muscle that can be long-lasting.
LUNGS: The pneumonia that COVID-19 frequently presents affects the pulmonary alveoli, which in the long term after healing can lead to long-term respiratory problems.
NERVOUS SYSTEM: After recovery, symptoms such as dizziness, headaches and feelings of fatigue and changes in mood have been described.
Not much is yet known about how COVID-19 is going to affect people over time. But researchers recommend that doctors closely monitor people who have had COVID-19 to see how their organs are working after they recover.
Most people with COVID-19 recover quickly. But the possible long-lasting problems of COVID-19 make it even more important to reduce transmission of the disease by taking precautions like wearing face masks, social distancing, and keeping your hands clean.
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