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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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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 sweet flavors of your favorite chocolate chip cookie all bring back wonderful memories and, in most cases, make you hungry. But what happens when those senses are taken away completely? …

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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 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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