Tag: COVID Long-Haulers

U.S. Sees Several Clinics Dedicated Solely to Post-Covid 19 Care
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U.S. Sees Several Clinics Dedicated Solely to Post-Covid 19 Care

Over a dozen new medical clinics have recently opened up around the U.S., and they're likely to keep appearing. These clinics are dedicated solely to understanding, treating, and validating patients who are suffering from the after-effects of COVID-19. Known as Covid "long-haulers," these patients continue to struggle with Covid-related symptoms for weeks -- and even months -- after they've recovered from the initial virus. New York City's Catherine Busa -- a 54-year-old school secretary -- is one such long-hauler. Busa caught the novel coronavirus back in March, but she still continues to experience strange pain, changes in her sense of smell and taste, and a deep depression. Having dealt with these issues for nearly eight months, Busa was happy to visit the clinic at Jamaica Hospital...
Study Shows COVID-19 Patients May Need a Year to Recover
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Study Shows COVID-19 Patients May Need a Year to Recover

New studies show that patients who suffered from the COVID-19 virus may have symptoms that last far beyond the end of the initial virus. Those who experience what’s been called “post-Covid syndrome,” which includes symptoms like brain fog and fatigue, are being termed “long haulers.” Mayo clinic occupational medicine specialist Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn recently reported to CNBC that long-haulers could see lingering COVID-19 effects for a year or longer after recovering from the virus. The phenomenon is similar, Vanichkachorn said, to the long recovery period experienced by some patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). SARS, a respiratory virus that resembles COVID 19, created an epidemic in 2003. Although SARS long-haulers have since recovered, Vanichkachorn stres...
New Post-Covid Diagnosis Allows for Possible Treatments
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New Post-Covid Diagnosis Allows for Possible Treatments

When it comes to the novel Covid-19 virus, there are still many unknowns. Scientists are working tirelessly to learn as much as they can about the virus, including how it affects people in different ways. One of those ways is recovery time, as some patients seem to recover right away, while others still experience symptoms for months after the illness. Those patients are being termed “long-haulers,” and studies have shown that it could take over a year for them to fully go back to normal. Some long-haulers are now being diagnosed with an obscure syndrome called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, also known as POTS. POTS is an autonomic nervous system disorder that can be triggered by many things, such as infections or viruses. Doctors have suggested that Covid-19 sparks POTS in...