Do you have severe fatigue, cognitive issues and memory lapses, digestive problems, erratic heart rates, headaches, dizziness, fluctuating blood pressure, or even hair loss?
Mabey you have had Covid-19, maybe even without knowing it? If you recently start having these symptoms, then there is a good chance that you have had Covid-19 as this will explain what is causing these problems!
For many patients, including young ones who never required hospitalization, Covid-19 has a devastating second act.
Lots of people are dealing with symptoms weeks or even months after they were expected to recover, often with puzzling new complications that can affect the entire body.
What is surprising to doctors is that many such cases involve people whose original cases were not the most serious, undermining the assumption that patients with mild Covid-19 recover within two weeks. Doctors call the condition “post-acute Covid” or “chronic Covid,” and sufferers often refer to themselves as “long haulers” or “long-Covid” patients.
The disease itself is not that bad, but the lingering symptoms like memory lapses and rapid heart rate sometimes persist for months.
A recent survey of more than 4,000 Covid-19 patients found that about 10% of those age 18 to 49 still struggled with symptoms four weeks after becoming sick, that 4.5% of all ages had symptoms for more than eight weeks, and 2.3% had them for more than 12 weeks.
Another preliminary study looking mostly at non hospitalized Covid-19 patients found that about 25% still had at least one symptom after 90 days.
With more than 46 million cases world-wide, and still growing, even the lower estimates would translate into millions living with long-term, sometimes disabling conditions, increasing the urgency to study this patient population, researchers said.
What differentiates Covid-19 is the far-reaching nature of its effects. While it starts in the lungs, it often affects many other parts of the body, including the heart, kidneys and the digestive and nervous systems, doctors said.
Doctors also are reporting cases of long-Covid-19 patients with gastrointestinal issues. Recent work has found the new coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2, in fecal matter and intestinal lining of some Covid-19 patients, suggesting the virus can infect and damage the cells of the gut. The intestines have a high density of ACE2 receptors, a type of protein on the surface of cells, which SARS-CoV-2 uses to infiltrate cells.
Doctors say some patients appear to be developing dysautonomia, or dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system, the part of the nervous system that regulates involuntary functions like breathing, digestion and heart rate, some researchers and doctors said.
In autopsies of some Covid-19 patients, doctors have observed encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. Small autopsy studies also have found preliminary evidence of coronavirus particles in regions of the brain important for smell.
How long it will take long-Covid patients to recover remains unknown, most of them won’t get better on their own, and will need at least six months of structured rehabilitation.
What tends to happen to people who do not get treatment and don’t get the recognition they need is they slump down to a new normal of function.
So please recognise that the symptoms you have can be from Covid-19 and so get help, even if you never had symptoms of getting sick. Also please help the people you know that has symptoms like this, by sending this article to them. Help them to recognise what is happening to them.
You may also be interested in reading this article on using – Nebulising Hydrogen Peroxide to treat Covid-19, this could also help for the after affects, so please let us know your experiences, if you have used Bound Oxygen H2O2 Nebulizing – thanks in advance.