Long Covid Syndrome (Post – Covid19 Illness)
About 10 to 20% of people infected with COVID19 will develop long term symptoms, often lasting weeks, months, and even years. We call this Long COVID syndrome. Both mild and severe COVID19 infection can lead to Long Covid Syndrome.
Long Covid Symptoms
· Joint pain, headaches, and exacerbation of chronic pain
· Breathing problems
· Lack of taste/smell or a distorted sense of smell
· Brain fog and other cognitive impairments
· Anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems
· High heart rate, a vibratory sense in the chest, heart palpitations
· Diabetes and other metabolic problems
· Blood clotting abnormalities
· Inflammation of the heart and other organs
· Menstruation changes and hormone dysregulation
· Skin rashes
· And much more
What is Causing Long Covid
Long Covid is likely caused by a combination of factors including retained viral debris, changes in the host immune system and immune response, as well as damaged tissue from the infection and subsequent immune response. In 2022 we still have a lot to learn about Long Covid
What Should People do about Long Covid
1. Live a healthy lifestyle
2. Improve nutrition and optimize gut health
3. Support the immune system
4. Focus on mitochondrial health
5. Address brain and mental health problems
6. Reduce inflammation
7. Believe it is possible to get better
Wander medicine would love to help you tackle your Long Covid symptoms. We want everyone to know, you can get better! But getting better will take work, commitment, and tremendous discipline. Curing Long Covid often requires serious lifestyle and thought pattern changes.
If you are suffering from Long Covid and need primary care, Wander Medicine would love to help.
If you have Long Covid and would like to try IV infusion therapy, NAD+, or even ketamine therapy (for those with mental health problems), Wander Medicine would love to help.
You don’t have to live with Long Covid forever. Get some help and start living life again!
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For some, acute COVID19 infection is just the beginning. Long COVID can affect people months and even years after COVID19 infection has resolved.