According to Kaiser, Long COVID is defined as symptoms that last for more than four weeks after infection with COVID-19. The term is still relatively new and scientists are still trying to understand all there is to know about this condition, but what we do know is that it can cause a wide range of symptoms that can last for weeks or even months. Some of the most common symptoms include fatigue, brain fog, shortness of breath, and chest pain.
Long COVID and Seniors
In a recent study, as much as a third of the U.S. adult population reported having at least one symptom of Long COVID. For seniors, ongoing symptoms could pose a serious threat. This is because many seniors already suffer from chronic health conditions that can make them more susceptible to the long-term effects of COVID-19. In addition, seniors are more likely to experience symptoms that are more severe and last for a longer period of time.
It can be difficult to recognize the symptoms of this condition because they are often similar to other conditions, such as the flu or a cold. However, if you have been infected with COVID-19 and are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, it’s important to consult with your doctor. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating Long COVID, but there are some things that can be done to help ease the symptoms and make the condition more manageable.
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