While you should always go to your doctor if you think you have COVID, some Americans test positive and they don’t even know they have or have had COVID-19.
Here are just some of the long-term side effects of people who have had COVID-19 and recovered thanks to Dr. Natalie Lambert at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Survivor Corps from Eat This:
Feeling of Dizziness
Over 650 people who have recovered from COVID reported that they felt dizzy after contracting the virus. A likely reason for dizziness could be caused by dehydration and decease of oxygen intake when infected.
Nearly 715 people reported symptoms of memory problems and cognitive decline after contracting the virus.
Around 750 patients reported feelings of anxiety. It is still unclear if the virus itself is what causes anxiety or the mental stress of quarantining when sick is what causes anxiety.
782 people admitted to having difficulty sleeping after recovering from the COVID-19 virus.
Over 900 people reported to have a long-lasting headache after recovering from the virus. Dr. Sandhya Mehla with the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center, “It is estimated that headache is a symptom of COVID-19 in about 13% of patients with COVID-19.”
Unable to Perform Exercise or Be Active
After healing from COVID-19, 916 patients reported to have been unable to do any exercise or be active in general.
924 people who took part in the study said they were unable to concentrate or focus after contracting COVID-19.
Shortness of Breath and Trouble Breathing
924 people also claimed to have trouble breathing even after they recovered from COVID-19.
Muscle and Body Aches
1,048 reported to have continuous muscle and body aches following their diagnosis. Dr. Tania Elliott, MD FAAAAI, FACAAI said, “Your body aches when you have the flu because your immune system is revving up to fight infection.”
1,567 reported to have fatigue after recovering from the COVID-19 virus. Lingering fatigue is a sign that your body is still fighting the virus or recovering from the fight.
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