Long Term Effects of COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 33+ million total cases of COVID-19 in the US. This means that millions of people are or have experienced varying levels of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or Chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

While many of us are well-versed in the symptoms people experience while they have COVID-19, CDC Experts are still working to learn more about short- and long-term health effects associated with COVID including who gets them and why. 

In this post, we are going to dive into the possible short- and long-term effects of COVID-19.  

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This includes a variety of symptoms that persist more than four weeks after you’ve been diagnosed. While Long COVID is currently found in older people and those with serious medical conditions, it can happen to anyone who has had COVID-19 regardless of the severity. People with Long COVID have experienced the following symptoms:

Multiorgan Effects of COVID-19

These affect the function of most, if not all, body organs including the heart, lungs, kidneys, skin, and brain. It can also include post-COVID-19 conditions like multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) and autoimmune conditions.  The duration of Multiorgan effects is still unknown. COVID-19 is also known to cause post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) which are health effects that remain or linger after a critical illness. 

Mood and Fatigue Problems

People with severe symptoms often have to be treated in hospital intensive care units where they are put on ventilators to help them breathe. Severe COVID-19 survivors are likely to experience post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, and anxiety later in life. 

Many Long-Term Effects Are Still Unknown

A lot is still unknown about the long-term effects of COVID-19.  Because of this, doctors and medical centers are conducting research and opening specialized clinics to provide care for people experiencing long-term effects. Doctors are closely monitoring COVID-19 survivors to see how their organs are functioning after recovery. 

South Coast Post Acute Has a High Standard for Care

A successful post-acute facility begins with a high level of care. At South Coast Post Acute, we are committed to providing excellent services for our clients to ensure an effective recovery with a low chance of rehospitalization. We are passionately dedicated to providing the quality of service and care you come to expect from Southern California’s leading post-acute care provider. Through our innovative care and dedicated, experienced staff, we strive to provide the best patient care with a focus on reducing your length of stay when possible and preventing 30-day rehospitalizations. Contact us today to learn how we can help you on your journey back to full health.

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