Long Covid Symptoms: What is Long Covid?

Long Covid Symptoms: What is Long Covid?
Long Covid Symptoms: What is Long Covid?

Coronavirus has hit people around the world and cases continue to rise. Lock restrictions apply worldwide. The symptoms of COVID-19 are known at this point, with a cough, fever, and headache being the tell-tale signs. However, some sufferers report longer symptoms months after the virus appeared.

This has been known as long-term COVID, with about 1 in 20 people having symptoms that last eight weeks or more.

Now people with “long COVID” symptoms are being offered professional help in clinics across England, the head of the NHS said in early October.

Sir Simon Stevens, CEO of the NHS, announced that £ 10million would be invested in additional local funding this year to help start and open long COVID clinics across all regions of England.

Sir Simon said, “Although this is a relatively new virus, we are learning more about Covid every week.

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“It is now clear that long-term COVID can have a huge impact on the lives of a significant minority of patients, weeks or months after they contract the virus.

“Just as the NHS quickly set up specialized hospital care for acutely ill Covid patients at the beginning of the pandemic, we now have to react sensitively and effectively to these new patient needs.”

One of Dr. Claire Steves and Prof. Tim Spector at King’s College London looked at the length of time people had symptoms and looked at factors such as age in terms of the likelihood of developing a long-term COVID.

The study focused on a subset of data from 4,182 COVID Symptom Studies app users who had consistently logged their health and tested positive for COVID-19 through swab PCR testing.

The study found: “Long-term COVID patients also reported cardiac symptoms such as palpitations or rapid heartbeat as well as pins and needles or numbness and concentration problems (“ brain fog ”).

“People who had a variety of symptoms in many body systems were more likely to need hospital evaluation.”

Dr. Steves said, “It is important that we use the knowledge we gained from the first wave of the pandemic to reduce the long-term effects of the second.

“With the careful logging of our staff, this research has already paved the way for prevention and treatment strategies to reduce long-term effects.

“Daily use of the app can help sufferers and their doctors better categorize and assess their risks for developing longer-term serious illnesses.

“We urge everyone to join the effort by downloading and sharing the app and taking just a minute each day to track your health.”

Professor Spector said, “COVID-19 is a mild illness for many, but over 1 in 50 people can have symptoms last for more than 12 weeks.

“So it is important that we not only worry about excessive deaths, but also consider those who have been affected by long-term COVID if we don’t get the pandemic under control soon. With so many people affected, we need to use specialized services. ”Urgently needs to be set up with full financial aid to hospitals and general practitioners.

“While we wait for a vaccine, it is important that we all work together to contain the spread of the coronavirus through lifestyle changes and stricter self-isolation with symptoms or positive tests.”

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