What is Post-COVID
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What is Post-COVID Syndrome?

Post-COVID Syndrome is a long term sequel to the COVID-19 infection, where the symptoms might last for weeks or even months. This risk is higher in people with chronic diseases, or among those who were hospitalized for severe COVID-19 infections.

Though this is potentially chronic, regular monitoring can aid early diagnosis and recovery.

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All You Need To Know About Post-COVID Symptoms

After an acute COVID-19 infection, if you or your family members are facing any of the below symptoms, request a callback for further guidance.

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Fatigue

Lasts for 1-3 months. Fatigue can last for long. Can be addressed with a high protein diet, regular activity, practicing relaxation techniques and quality sleep.

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Breathlessness

Last for 2-4 months. Occurs due to lung damage. Can be addressed with breathing exercises, continued medication for lung damage, and breath control.

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Cough

Last for 2-4 months. Caused by the lungs to clear dust and irritants. Can reduce with breathing exercises, steam inhalation and antitussive medicines.

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Joint and Muscle Pain

Last for 2-3 months. Inactivity causes pain, stiffness and weakness. Can be addressed with supplements, physiotherapy and regular rest.

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Headache

Last for 2-4 months. Caused due to neurological impact. Can be addressed by managing stress levels and anxiety, adequate sleep, and expert care.

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Loss of taste and smell

Lasts for 28 days. Causes food to taste bland or even metallic. Can be addressed by experimenting with food that has strong flavours and scents.

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Emotional Stress

Last for 2-3 months. Fear and anxiety is a natural emotional response and can be managed with hobbies, routines and practicing relaxation techniques.

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Palpitations

Last for rare cases. Caused by anxiety, pregnancy, or fever. Usually harmless, but needs attention if it comes with chest pain, dizziness or syncope.

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Chest Pain

Last for rare cases. Needs attention, if it is sudden, continues for 15 minutes, or comes with vomiting, nausea, shortness of breath or syncope.

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After an acute COVID-19 infection, if you or your family members are facing any of the below symptoms, request a callback for further guidance.
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Post COVID FAQs

Post acute COVID (long COVID-19) is a constellation of symptoms that may occur after an acute case of COVID-19. It can be defined as extending beyond three weeks, while chronic COVID-19 extends beyond 12 weeks. The symptoms include breathlessness, chest pain, palpitations, and musculoskeletal pain.

Around 10% of the patients who tested positive for COVID-19 continued to be unwell for more than 3 weeks, and a smaller section for months. The percentage is higher in people who had moderate to severe COVID- 19 requiring hospital admission.

There is still no solid reason as to why some people’s recovery is harder. The weakened or missing antibody response, relapse or reinfection with COVID-19, inflammatory or immune responses - these are all some reasons why the long recovery might happen. Even mental factors like PTSD can cause delayed recovery.

The symptoms for post COVID syndrome may vary from patient to patient. There are even instances of low severity COVID-19 leading to long term symptoms like cough and fatigue. Some other symptoms, but not limited to, are breathlessness, palpitations, joint and muscle pain, headaches, rashes and general weakness.

Depending on symptoms, blood tests may be ordered selectively by the doctor. Indicators like c-reactive protein, white cell count, serum ferritin, D-dimer and natriuretic peptides, etc may be analysed to assess your body’s status and the reason for the symptoms. All patients who went through COVID-19 will be expected to follow up with their doctor with a chest x-ray at 12 weeks. This is to rule out any persistent or progressing COVID recovery symptoms.

After ruling out serious complications, patients should manage their health holistically with a balanced diet, physical exercise and breathing exercises. In case of fever or inflammation, the necessary medicines should be taken.The best approach would be to consistently monitor oxygen levels as well and seek expert guidance.

Breathlessness and hypoxia are two of the most common COVID recovery symptoms. Hypoxia may be obvious in some cases, but silent in others. Oximeters have been helpful in detecting and addressing these silent cases, and preventing complications. Self monitoring of oxygen levels multiple times a day, during the time of infection and after that, can help doctors in understanding a patient’s health better.

There are increasing studies about the relationship between blood pressure, and whether COVID-19 causes problems with them. In current studies, those with severe complications were predominantly having hypertension or other similar comorbidities. That being said, COVID-19 and its aftermath can wreck a person’s blood pressure control.

While diabetes patients are not more susceptible to getting COVID-19, there are higher chances of complications for them. If your blood sugar is not well managed, you may develop extremely high blood sugar, and other associated complications. If you are diabetic diagnosed with COVID-19, you must seek medical guidance immediately.

In case a chronic disease patient develops Post Covid Syndrome or shows its symptoms,they should start to monitor their vitals including blood pressure, blood sugar and oxygen levels, consistently They should also focus on improving their overall lifestyle for better health. It becomes imperative to seek medical guidance for further testing to avoid long term complications.

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FAQ About COVID-19

Post acute COVID (long COVID-19) is a constellation of symptoms that may occur after an acute case of COVID-19. It can be defined as extending beyond three weeks, while chronic COVID-19 extends beyond 12 weeks. The symptoms include breathlessness, chest pain, palpitations, and musculoskeletal pain.

Around 10% of the patients who tested positive for COVID-19 continued to be unwell for more than 3 weeks, and a smaller section for months. The percentage is higher in people who had moderate to severe COVID- 19 requiring hospital admission.

There is still no solid reason as to why some people’s recovery is harder. The weakened or missing antibody response, relapse or reinfection with COVID-19, inflammatory or immune responses - these are all some reasons why the long recovery might happen. Even mental factors like PTSD can cause delayed recovery.

The symptoms for post COVID syndrome may vary from patient to patient. There are even instances of low severity COVID-19 leading to long term symptoms like cough and fatigue. Some other symptoms, but not limited to, are breathlessness, palpitations, joint and muscle pain, headaches, rashes and general weakness.

Depending on symptoms, blood tests may be ordered selectively by the doctor. Indicators like c-reactive protein, white cell count, serum ferritin, D-dimer and natriuretic peptides, etc may be analysed to assess your body’s status and the reason for the symptoms. All patients who went through COVID-19 will be expected to follow up with their doctor with a chest x-ray at 12 weeks. This is to rule out any persistent or progressing COVID recovery symptoms.

After ruling out serious complications, patients should manage their health holistically with a balanced diet, physical exercise and breathing exercises. In case of fever or inflammation, the necessary medicines should be taken.The best approach would be to consistently monitor oxygen levels as well and seek expert guidance.

Breathlessness and hypoxia are two of the most common COVID recovery symptoms. Hypoxia may be obvious in some cases, but silent in others. Oximeters have been helpful in detecting and addressing these silent cases, and preventing complications. Self monitoring of oxygen levels multiple times a day, during the time of infection and after that, can help doctors in understanding a patient’s health better.

There are increasing studies about the relationship between blood pressure, and whether COVID-19 causes problems with them. In current studies, those with severe complications were predominantly having hypertension or other similar comorbidities. That being said, COVID-19 and its aftermath can wreck a person’s blood pressure control.

While diabetes patients are not more susceptible to getting COVID-19, there are higher chances of complications for them. If your blood sugar is not well managed, you may develop extremely high blood sugar, and other associated complications. If you are diabetic diagnosed with COVID-19, you must seek medical guidance immediately.

In case a chronic disease patient develops Post Covid Syndrome or shows its symptoms,they should start to monitor their vitals including blood pressure, blood sugar and oxygen levels, consistently They should also focus on improving their overall lifestyle for better health. It becomes imperative to seek medical guidance for further testing to avoid long term complications.

While the body is building targeted immunity to COVID-19, one will experience symptoms like fever, body pain and other mild signs These are the body’s way of accelerating this process, and will pass in 1-2 days.

The currently available vaccines are made from viral RNA that codes for something called spike proteins- a part of the virus, which are common between most variants of the virus. Hence, the vaccines will create the desired immune response against most of the COVID variants.

Most people above the age of 18 can take the vaccines. The only exceptions are those who have known allergy to the proteins used to make the vaccine. Those with poorly managed chronic conditions may have to seek medical guidance before getting vaccinated.

A lot of viruses are quite resilient, like the COVID-19 virus and the immune response from the body, the first time might not be enough to fight off any future infections. In order to ensure the desired immunity is built against this condition, two shots of the vaccine are recommended.

You can take the vaccination 2-3 months after recovery from a COVID infection.

You can schedule the next shot 30 days after recovery in case of Covaxin and 50 days after recovery in case of Covishield.

There is no need to panic. You can reschedule it, vaccinations can be taken anytime from 6-8 weeks after the first dose.

Yes, there is absolutely no evidence of any side effects to females and their fertility from the vaccination. You can take the vaccine at any point in your monthly cycle.

There will be some pain at the site of inoculation or body pains. You must stick to paracetamol for painkillers as the pain usually subsides in 24-48 hours. Please do not take any painkiller with Diclofenac in it.

Yes, you can still get the COVID-19 infection and transmit it to someone else especially if they are not vaccinated. Therefore wearing masks and maintaining social distancing is still mandatory despite your vaccination status.

Vaccination FAQs

While the body is building targeted immunity to COVID-19, one will experience symptoms like fever, body pain and other mild signs These are the body’s way of accelerating this process, and will pass in 1-2 days.

The currently available vaccines are made from viral RNA that codes for something called spike proteins- a part of the virus, which are common between most variants of the virus. Hence, the vaccines will create the desired immune response against most of the COVID variants.

Most people above the age of 18 can take the vaccines. The only exceptions are those who have known allergy to the proteins used to make the vaccine. Those with poorly managed chronic conditions may have to seek medical guidance before getting vaccinated.

A lot of viruses are quite resilient, like the COVID-19 virus and the immune response from the body, the first time might not be enough to fight off any future infections. In order to ensure the desired immunity is built against this condition, two shots of the vaccine are recommended.

You can take the vaccination 2-3 months after recovery from a COVID infection.

You can schedule the next shot 30 days after recovery in case of Covaxin and 50 days after recovery in case of Covishield.

There is no need to panic. You can reschedule it, vaccinations can be taken anytime from 6-8 weeks after the first dose.

Yes, there is absolutely no evidence of any side effects to females and their fertility from the vaccination. You can take the vaccine at any point in your monthly cycle.

There will be some pain at the site of inoculation or body pains. You must stick to paracetamol for painkillers as the pain usually subsides in 24-48 hours. Please do not take any painkiller with Diclofenac in it.

Yes, you can still get the COVID-19 infection and transmit it to someone else especially if they are not vaccinated. Therefore wearing masks and maintaining social distancing is still mandatory despite your vaccination status.

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