Are you still feeling COVID-19 symptoms, weeks or months later? It might be Long COVID.
Long Covid is a wide range of new, returning or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first contracting Covid 19.
Long Covid can happen to anyone who has had Covid 19, even if it was a mild or asymptomatic infection.
One out of three of people with Covid 19 might continue to experience symptoms weeks and months after their initial diagnosis.
Long Covid can also have social and economic impacts, especially for populations already disproportionately burdened by health inequity. Fatigue and pain can affect mobility, concentrating at work is harder with brain fog and anxiety, and depression can alter one’s outlook on life.
Long Covid may also be known as post-covid, long haul covid, post-acute covid, long term effects of covid or chronic covid
Many patient groups and reserachers are working on studies to better understand the root cause of Long Covid, and how to treat it, Recovery time varies between people, but rehabilitative and therapeutic approaches can help alleviate symptoms for people with Long Covid.
The New York City Health and Hospitals is here to support in any post-Covid recovery. You may contact the NYC H+H Covid Center of Excellence in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens by calling 1-844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692) or visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-center-of-excellence
Source: New York City Health and Hospitals – Test and Treat Corps.