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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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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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Long COVID affects children and teens

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 children could be severely affected by COVID-19 and that COVID could have long-term effects. We also see that children are vulnerable to the long-lasting effects of the virus and the …

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Long COVID and Pacing

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 patients continue to experience symptoms or develop new symptoms after recovery, including post-exertional malaise (PEM). As a common symptom of Long COVID and ME/CFS, patients with post-exertional malaise must learn …

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