Post Covid-19 Clinics at Prestige Healthcare
Helping you back on the road to recovery
Long Covid is a term to describe the effects of Covid-19 that continue for weeks or months beyond the initial illness. NICE (The National Insitute for Health and Care Excellence) has defined long Covid as lasting for more than 12 weeks, although some other people consider symptoms that last more than eight weeks to be long Covid.
More details of how many people are affected by long Covid are still being assessed, but research suggests around one in five people who test positive for Covid-19 have symptoms for five weeks or longer. For around one in ten people, they last 12 weeks or longer.
What are some of the symptoms of Long Covid?
Most people who had symptoms recovered quickly and were able to resume their normal lives after a few days. But for some, the effects of the virus can last for weeks or months. This has been known as “long Covid”.
For some, it can seem like a cycle of improving and then getting worse again. These long-term effects aren’t only amongst those who needed go to hospital, or even who felt seriously unwell when they first caught the virus.
There are lots of symptoms you can have after a coronavirus infection these can include:
- extreme tiredness (fatigue)
- shortness of breath
- chest pain or tightness
- problems with memory and concentration (“brain fog”)
- difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- heart palpitations
- pins and needles
- joint pain
- depression and anxiety
- tinnitus, earaches
- feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite
- a high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
How long might it last?
Unfortunately, there is currently no way to predict how long recovery from long Covid will take. It’s important to note that this isn’t unique to Covid-19 – other viral illnesses also have lasting effects. Experience from other viruses suggests that most symptoms should go within three months, while tiredness may last up to six months. But that may not apply to everyone.
How can we help?
We offer a multi disciplinery approach to the treatment of post Covid-19 symptoms. Treatment can include all or some of the following: Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Osteopathy, Nutritional advice, Homeopathy and Councelling.
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