The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the world completely. Millions of people are infected around the globe and the number of cases is increasing every day. The emphasis has been on providing authentic and useful statistics about Coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. Numerous researches have been conducted on prevention methods following the ones who got the infection of COVID (SARS-CoV-2).
Many organizations took responsibility for providing the right information and played an essential part in controlling the Coronavirus infection in different regions of the world. On the other side, some countries like the USA, India, Brazil, and Russia have faced enormous challenges with the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
Scientists and doctors are now focusing on the long term COVID-19 effects on patients after recovery. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) has taken initiatives to share information on it and educate the public.
Post COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Effects
There are some known facts about COVID-19 symptoms that include cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, and fatigue, which weaken the infected person and stay for some time even after you get the negative test result for COVID.
In some cases, patients who recuperated at an early point are noticing that their symptoms keep going for quite a long time regardless of the intensity of COVID-19 disease going down. This shows that these patients are not really recuperating from COVID-19 and may have different complications as well. These manifestations or symptoms are referred to as long term effects of COVID-19.
The most perceptible finding to date about post COVID effects is that people don’t have to experience serious COVID conditions to get to this situation. Some people who have experienced mild symptoms, have never been to ICU, and got recovered from the COVID-19 disease, mention these indications after two or three months.
There was no authentic information on long term COVID-19 effects at the start of the pandemic but over time the researchers and doctors have come to a point where they are having different cases of long term effects after recovery from COVID. Even WHO recognizes that there should be more research and findings on the post COVID-19 effects.
Long Term COVID-19 Symptoms
As the world has seen the after effects of COVID-19, healthcare experts are calling it by using different terms. Some of them are Chronic COVID-19, Post-COVID condition, and Post-Acute COVID-19. This condition is being experienced by many individuals and its duration after the recovery is still unknown.
Please note that the research has been conducted via different studies and surveys and most of the information on COVID is still unclear for the world; therefore, the researchers are still working on more profound data.
Some of the post COVID-19 symptoms are as follow:
The experts enlightened some facts about the intensity of different post COVID-19 symptoms and according to a survey done by Indiana University School of Medicine, the most persistent and common symptom is fatigue. Many patients who recovered from Coronavirus disease reported that they have experienced severe fatigue after they get the negative COVID test result. It also affects their physical and mental health leading to sleep and memory issues as well.
Body and Muscle Pain
The second most common symptom according to the survey of Indiana School of Medicine was the body and muscle pain in the individuals facing post COVID-19 symptoms. A few people report that this agony happens in the lower back and is generally sharp and can’t be associated with the pain of any injury.
A study done by Indiana University School of Medicine uncovers that the third most common post COVID symptom is the respiratory issue or shortness of breath. In the study, over 60% of respondents had respiratory issues after recovery. The research indicates that Coronavirus initially harm the lungs.
The harm to the lungs can take up to 3 months to a year to recuperate. This may lead to complications in breathing and the seriousness of the illness and the treatment all influence the lungs recovery time.
Numerous people who recovered from COVID have been encountering heart-related problems. Some survivors noticed that the chest pain has created a lot of trouble in making their health condition worse after recovery from Coronavirus. Studies also clarify that the heart issues depend upon individual heart health. Some patients had damaged their hearts during COVID disease due to the lack of oxygen.
We all need to realize the severity of this pandemic and if your symptoms are not going away or getting worse after getting the negative test or recovery then you should consult a doctor on an immediate basis. Healthcare experts recommend exercise and let yourself recover fully rather than rushing back into your normal routine of work and life.
For more information, visit the UrgentWay blog for COVID-19 updates.