Post-covid fatigue: how long can it last?

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Today, even after almost two years, Covid-19 and its effects remain a mystery to our doctors.

And among the recent discoveries, we have the issue of post-covid syndrome, which involves the much talked about fatigue, responsible for affecting several people.

In this sense, today we at Cedro Corretora de Seguros will help you understand a little more about this phenomenon.

So stay with us and you can check out the following topics:

  • Why are so many people experiencing post-covid fatigue?
  • How to detect post-Covid syndrome?
  • Who can suffer from post-covid fatigue?
  • Post-covid fatigue: how long can it last?
  • What treatment for post-covid fatigue?

Let’s start!¬†

Why are so many people experiencing post-covid fatigue?

First, as soon as we are infected by the covid-19 virus, our body begins a process of fighting the invading organisms.

This fight waged by our immune system was named by our scientists as ‚Äúinflammatory storm‚ÄĚ.¬†

It’s as if by fighting the virus, our immune system ends up harming the body itself.¬†

And since the battle is most intense in the lungs, that’s where the biggest side effects reside.¬†

So this is why many people are developing the so-called post-covid syndrome, which we will talk about next!  

How to detect post-Covid syndrome?

At first, post-covid syndrome was named the set of symptoms and side effects that people who are infected by covid can carry with them after they are already cured. 

Among the most common symptoms are:

  • fatigue or tiredness;
  • shortness of breathe;
  • muscle aches;
  • headaches;¬†
  • loss of smell and taste;
  • difficulty thinking and memory loss.

Therefore, if you have been affected by covid, have already healed and experienced any of these symptoms, it is very likely that you have post-covid syndrome. 

Who can suffer from post-covid fatigue?

It is important for you to know that post-covid fatigue can affect anyone who is infected by the virus. 

However, the patients who pose the most risk are those who are intubated.

That’s because the inflammatory process of fighting the virus takes place longer in these cases.

Also, hospitalization is more aggressive for our body, so the side effects will be more severe and prolonged.

Post-covid fatigue: how long can it last?

Primarily, you need to understand that doctors and scientists are still conducting studies and research on this phenomenon.

In other words, this means that there is no fixed time for the duration of the post-covid syndrome.

However, preliminary studies point to cases in which patients had symptoms for up to a year after being cured. 

What treatment for post-covid fatigue?

The treatment for this phenomenon varies according to the severity of the case and the symptoms presented by the patient.

However, treatment will involve a true rehabilitation process, which may require the participation of:

  • physical therapists;
  • nutritionists;
  • psychologists;
  • and even speech therapists.

In addition to taking medication! 

Now that you know everything you need on the topic ‚Äúpost-covid fatigue: how long can it last?‚ÄĚ, you also know the importance of a health¬†deducitabe¬†plan!¬†

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