Tag: Long Haulers

Severe COVID-19 Means a Higher Chance Long Haulers?
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Severe COVID-19 Means a Higher Chance Long Haulers?

According to a new study from the University of Michigan, patients that experience severe COVID-19 illness is having a higher chance of persistent symptoms.  These findings highlight the major concern and urgency needed to treat long-haulers. The study found that 55% of COVID-19 survivors had persistent symptoms 30 days post-COVID, while another 35% wee symptomatic for 60 days. The University of Michigan used a random sample of 2,000 adults with COVID-19 onset on or before April 2020, from 13 geopgraphic areas and six counties. Out of the sample 629 completed the survey and the final date shows 593 patients completed: ·      56% was predominately women ·      68% was the age of 45 and older ·   ...
COVID-19 Increases Risks Of Other Illnesses?
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COVID-19 Increases Risks Of Other Illnesses?

A recent study discovered that people with COVID-19 have an increased risk of developing a new or various new health problems after the initial phase of the underlying infection. The study reviewed dated from more than 200,000 people who were diagnosed with COVID-19. They seen many who developed other health issues and complications due to COVID-19 and continuing to follow the symptoms of the participants to get a better understanding. To read the full article, Click Here
Salma Hayek Had a Near FATAL Case Of COVID-19
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Salma Hayek Had a Near FATAL Case Of COVID-19

The majority of 2020, actress Salma Hayek battled and recovered from the virus, and to this day, she has yet to fully recover. The actress ended up spending seven weeks quarantined in one room of her home away from her family.  Treating the lasting effects of COVID-19 depends on a person’s specific symptoms and impact various bodily systems. Hayek had to received supplemental oxygen to help her and is currently still suffering from constant fatigue.  One of the most common symptoms of the virus shifts from “brain fog” to chronic fatigue. There are possibilities that underlying conditions may cause the lasting symptoms. COVID-19 has been seen to trigger inflammation throughout the body, especially in severe cases. To read the full article, Click Here
Ohio’s MetroHealth Establishes COVID-19 Long-Haulers Clinic
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Ohio’s MetroHealth Establishes COVID-19 Long-Haulers Clinic

Cleveland.com reports that Ohio's MetroHealth has created a special clinic for patients who continue to suffer from COVID-19 symptoms after their initial infection. These patients are known as "long-haulers," and now they can seek help. The clinic is directed by Dr. Nora Singer, who says she's seen several patients with symptoms of COVID that lasted for months. Long-haulers typically experience symptoms like brain fog, shortness of breath, depression, and insomnia, but can also have more serious symptoms related to the heart, lungs, and kidneys. Researchers are working hard to figure out what exactly causes post-COVID-19 syndrome and how symptoms can be treated. The Ohio clinic began by treating employees, but has since opened to treat patients as well. To read the full article on Cle...
COVID-19 Long-Haulers Have Trouble Returning to Work
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COVID-19 Long-Haulers Have Trouble Returning to Work

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, those who suffer from post-COVID-19 syndrome, known as "long-haulers," have a lot of trouble returning to work. With symptoms like debilitating fatigue, brain fog, and migraines, functioning properly in a workplace is quite the challenge. Deborah Shaffer told the Wall Street Journal that she tried to go back to work as a social worker two weeks after recovering from COVID-19. After forgetting which floor she worked on, Shaffer realized she was going to need some more time off. It's been several months since Shaffer got COVID-19, and she still hasn't been able to work a full day. Scientists are still learning about the causes and particularities of post-COVID-19 syndrome and are actively trying to figure out ways to treat it. To read the full arti...
Can Vaccinated People Still Become COVID-19 Long-Haulers?
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Can Vaccinated People Still Become COVID-19 Long-Haulers?

COVID-19 vaccine data shows that the shot is effective at staving off the serious outcomes of the virus, including hospitalization and death. However, researchers are still unsure whether or not the vaccine will lessen the chance of patients developing chronic, long-term symptoms. The Verge interviewed Timothy Henrich, virologist and viral immunologist at the University of California, San Francisco on the matter. Henrich, who studies the long-term effects of COVID-19, believes this is an important question around the vaccine that needs to be answered. While the vaccine may allow individuals to get more mild cases of COVID-19, it's still not known whether it will prevent them from turning into "long-haulers." To read the full story on The Verge, please click here.
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...