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
Reducing Your Risk of Long COVID
As we learn more about COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, we see that, while the acute phase of COVID can pose severe health consequences and death, recovering
Learning to Eat Nutritionally with Changes to Your Sense of Smell and Taste
Our sense of taste and our sense of smell play very important roles when it comes to eating. Smelling fresh bread baking or tasting the
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
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
Long COVID: Partnering with Your Medical Team
As the COVID pandemic began, the focus was on avoiding infection and spreading the virus to those most at risk. Despite following the guidelines, you
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
Long COVID: Adjusting to a New Norm
As stores reopen and on-site employment resumes, many people feel like the COVID pandemic is ending. However, for those with Long COVID, it’s far from
Long COVID and Mental Health
Mental health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is a “state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can
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
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
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
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).
What is Long COVID?
The arrival of the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) in 2019 created a worldwide pandemic that infected and led to the death of
What is Dysautonomia?
Despite affecting more than 70 million people worldwide, chances are you’ve never heard of dysautonomia. This umbrella term covers several different conditions that result from
Long COVID: Shortness of Breath
Originally believed to be an upper respiratory virus, it was no surprise when people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus experienced respiratory symptoms, such as shortness
Long COVID: Chest Pain and Pressure
As the COVID pandemic began to spread across the world, we focused on avoiding the virus and surviving the infection. However, we quickly learned that
Long COVID: Sleep Changes and Disturbances
For many people, recovering from acute COVID is only the beginning. Just when they think they are healthy and ready to resume their normal routine,
Long COVID: Migraines and Headaches
Headaches are one of the most common non-respiratory symptoms associated with SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. In fact, for most, a headache was the first initial symptom
Long COVID: Endocrine and Metabolic Issues
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it appeared that the SARS-CoV-2 virus primarily attacked the respiratory system. However, as the virus continues to mutate
Gastrointestinal Symptoms Seen with Long COVID
When the COVID pandemic began, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was believed to be a respiratory virus. However, as the pandemic progressed we learned that many systems
What Is “Brain Fog” and Cognitive Dysfunction in Long COVID?
After recovering from the initial COVID infection, many people are experiencing a symptom that is difficult to explain, yet it may be one of the
Omicron Variant: Still a Risk for Long COVID
The first case of the new Omicron variant was discovered in the United States on December 1, 2021. Since then the number of new COVID
Viral Reactivation and Long COVID
As the COVID pandemic continues to hit another wave with the Omicron variant and researchers continue to look for the development of new variant mutations,
What is Pacing for Post-exertional Malaise?
With the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the focus has been on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and subsequent infections, including case rates, hospitalizations, and deaths. However, many
Pediatric COVID-19 and Long COVID
As the SARS-CoV-2 virus began to take hold across the world, children seemed to be spared from severe infection and complications. However, we learned that
What is Post-Exertional Malaise (PEM)?
We have all had days where we work hard and push ourselves, only to feel worn out by the end of the day. This is
Autoimmunity and Immune Dysregulation in Long COVID
Infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus leads to acute COVID-19 illness. For some, this acute infection leads to severe illness and hospitalization. For others, symptoms are
Long COVID: Neuropathies
Acute viral infection can be very challenging for both patients and their clinicians, but the infection is also contributing to various complications throughout multiple systems
Long COVID: Coagulopathies and Microclots
Months after recovering from initial SARS-CoV-2 infection, many people still fight debilitating symptoms with what we call Long COVID. But what is it that allows
What is Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)?
Can you imagine getting dizzy and feeling like your heart is pounding out of your chest every time you stand up? Unfortunately, for many people
Long COVID Statistics and Impact
If you are continuing to experience COVID symptoms months after infection and believe that you may have Long COVID, you are not alone. While studies