What is it?

Despite age and severity of original symptoms, anyone exposed to SARS-CoV-2 can be infected with long COVID.

The condition is defined as the presence of new symptoms 3 months after the initial SARS-CoV-2 infection, and these symptoms must last for at least 2 months.

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Signs & symptoms

Over 200 symptoms have been reported as being associated with long COVID, including fatigue, shortness of breath, and cognitive dysfunction.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of long COVID syndrome cannot be made with specific tests. One must have been diagnosed with COVID and other conditions must be excluded in order to diagnose long COVID syndrome.

Treatment

There is no single treatment or medication that can treat long Covid, but there are treatments that may help to relieve some of its symptoms.

It's important to talk to your doctor about every symptom you experience and how they can be managed.

Your doctor may refer you to a long-term Covid clinic or to a specialist who can help treat your individual symptoms, such as physiotherapy or psychological support. If you've been referred, speak with your doctor or healthcare professional.

You can relieve your symptoms as you recover by doing a few simple things.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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