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Post Covid Syndrome – What You Need To Know?

November 25, 2021

Post-Covid Syndrome

Shalby Team

Infectious Diseases

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Just as COVID-19 can cause a range of symptoms, so can post-covid syndrome. The following are the common signs that can persist:

  • Breathing difficulties or breathlessness
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Symptoms that worsen after participating in active or personal factors
  • Difficulty thinking or focusing (also recognized as "brain fog")
  • Cough
  • Pain mostly in chest or stomach
  • Headache
  • a thumping or fast-beating heart
  • Muscle or muscle aches
  • Pins-and-needles phenomenon
  • Dysentery
  • Sleep challenges
  • Flu
  • Standing dizzy spells
  • Skin infection
  • Mood swings
  • Changes in smell or flavors
  • Variations in the menstrual cycle

Following people are more prone to the post-covid syndrome:

  • Individuals above 50
  • Individuals who have had a more severe covid infection
  • Individuals suffering from underlying health issues, particularly cardiorespiratory issues, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, or obesity

Hospitalization

When it comes to COVID-19 life-threatening cases, doctors anticipate that individuals who have been admitted to a hospital for severe pneumonia or stroke will necessitate specialized care and regular follow-up after being discharged. Nevertheless, although not precisely understood still, the post-COVID syndrome is not restricted to people who have suffered organ damage during their ailment. It is also not necessary for people whose symptoms necessitated a visit to the ER.

Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), which pertains to health impacts that initiate while a person is in an intensive care and can last after one individual gets back home and is another effect of hospitalization. These adverse effects could include severe vulnerability, intellectual and decision issues, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is associated with long reactions to an extremely stressful event.

Children and Adolscents

Post-covid syndrome appears to be less common among adolescents than in adults. Children and adolescents do experience long-term effects after COVID-19. Long-term signs have been found in children with both moderate and severe COVID-19, including children who previously had multi-system inflammation syndrome. The most typical symptoms noted, similar to that seen in adults, are feeling tired all the time or tiredness, migraine, sleep disturbance, difficulty focusing, muscle and joint pain, and sore throat.

If your youngster seems to have a post- covid syndrome that interferes with the ability to attend school, comprehensive classwork, or undertake their usual activities, it may be beneficial to discuss potential amenities with your kid's teacher, such as additional time on tests, planned rest periods during the day, a modified schedule, and so on. Teachers and administrators, advisors, and nurses can collaborate with parents and health professionals and provide learning accommodation facilities for children with the post-covid syndrome, especially those who have difficulty thinking, focusing, or starting to move.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shalby Team

Shalby Hospitals (Shalby Limited) is recognised as a multispecialty hospital chain in the Indian healthcare industry. Dr Vikram I. Shah established the first hospital in 1994 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Dr. Shah has been felicitated by Ethicon India for the development…

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