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Long COVID Comorbidities

Early Overexertion Can Prolong and Worsen Long COVID Symptoms

If you do a simple search on Long COVID and exercise, you will undoubtedly return mixed results that show exercise can help or worsen your Long COVID symptoms. So, what is the real answer? While exercise has always been promoted for good health, and with good reason, it is not always the best medicine for …

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Long COVID Loss of Taste and Smell

How Does COVID Contribute to Chemosensory Disorders?

When you think about COVID, most people automatically connect COVID with the loss of taste and smell. Often thought of as a major sign of COVID, studies show that the loss of smell affects 41-61 percent of COVID patients, while 38-49 percent experience taste loss. In most cases, these senses return to normal levels within …

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Adjusting to Long COVID Limitations

Long COVID: Adapting Your Lifestyle to Help Minimize Symptoms

Long COVID can greatly affect your ability to perform tasks that may have been easy before COVID. Things like a morning shower or a walk around the block can now leave you short of breath, cause an increase in brain fog, or make it challenging to move the next day. This is called post-exertional malaise …

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Keeping a Long COVID journal

Long COVID: What Makes Symptoms Worse

If you are living with Long COVID, you already know that this illness can cause life-altering symptoms. You may have lost the ability to work full-time or even part-time. You may find it difficult to do any of your usual activities. Learning to cope with a new chronic illness can be incredibly frustrating. Symptoms may …

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Long COVID and Diabetes

Diabetes and Long COVID: A Pandemic Within a Pandemic

In 1980, 108 million people worldwide were living with diabetes. By 2014, that number increased to 422 million and the International Diabetes Federation predicted in 2020 that an estimated 700 million adults worldwide will have diabetes in 2045. But that was before a connection was made between the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the increased incidence of …

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Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is a common condition seen with Long COVID

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Mast cells are found throughout the body and play a complex and critical role in immune response and keeping people healthy. However, when these cells become altered or activate inappropriately to specific triggers, they can create symptoms throughout the body. While mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is a relatively new discovery, the prevalence of this …

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Long COVID and What it Means for You

The arrival of the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) virus in 2019 brought a lot of uncertainty and many questions for both physicians and the general population. As the COVID virus spread, positive cases, hospitalizations, and deaths rose quickly. While many have since recovered, they are now learning about an additional complication of …

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME/CFS and Long COVID

What is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

Until the COVID-19 pandemic began and people started experiencing Long COVID symptoms, many people had never heard of myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). However, ME/CFS is not a new condition. ME/CFS is a serious, complex, and chronic systemic disease that can cause a profoundly negative impact on the lives of sufferers as well …

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