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Long COVID

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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Shortness of breath is a common symptom seen in those with Long COVID

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 of breath. Typically, after a viral respiratory infection resolves, these symptoms gradually improve. However, many people continue to experience shortness of breath as a Long COVID, or post-acute sequelae of …

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Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, are common with Long COVID

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, symptoms of Long COVID develop. This leaves them, in some cases, with more symptoms and daily disruptions than they experienced with the acute illness. Some major symptoms associated with Long …

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Headaches or migraines are common symptoms seen with Long COVID

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 of the infection. For many, the headaches resolve after recovery from the acute infection. However, headaches are also one of the most common symptoms experienced by those with Long COVID. …

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Long COVID can cause dysfunction within the Endocrine system.

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 and infect people around the world, researchers have learned that this virus affects multiple systems throughout the body, including the endocrine system. As the virus infects cells throughout the body, …

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Gastrointestinal and digestive symptoms seen with Long COVID

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 of the body may be affected, including the gastrointestinal (GI) system. In fact, many people with acute COVID experience gastrointestinal symptoms before the more widely-discussed symptoms such as fever or …

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