When you are still not feeling well after covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic has been affecting our lives for more than a year. Researchers have found out that many patients suffer from health issues even after recovering from covid-19. According to a study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet, three in four patients who have had covid-19 still suffer from what is known as the post-covid syndrome several weeks or even months after the disease.
The syndrome has two main causes, each producing different symptoms. It is either caused by the way covid-19 has affected the patient’s lungs, or by the consequences of the patient’s treatment in the intensive care unit. In the former case, the patients’ symptoms include predominantly shortness of breath and cough, in the latter the patients exhibit primarily neuromuscular and psychological symptoms, such as joint pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, formication or even limb numbness, depression and sleeplessness.
The most frequent symptoms of the post-covid syndrome include:
- lung problems, chest pain, cough, shortness of breath
- extreme fatigue
- joint and muscle pain, headache
- sleeplessness, mood swings, depression, anxiety, memory lapses, concentration problems
- digestive problems