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Long Covid- A Short Summary

Long COVID is when people continue to have symptoms of COVID-19 for weeks or months after the initial illness.

Signs and symptoms of  Covid-19 that lasts for greater than 12 weeks  and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis are most commonly described as long COVID.

What are the symptoms of long COVID?

Common Long Covid Symptoms  include extreme tiredness, shortness of breath, chest pain or tightness and "brain fog" – problems with memory and concentration.

Other symptoms include difficulty sleeping, heart palpitations, dizziness and joint pain.

How does long COVID affect people’s lives?

This is a condition that can have a huge impact on people’s lives. Many are unable to return to work or have a social life. Many have described how it affects their mental health, especially as the course of the condition is often fluctuating; just as they feel they are getting better, the symptoms return.” Because long COVID affects people’s ability to work, it has “important economic consequences” for them, their families and for society,

 

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