Long-term Effects Of Covid-19

Long-term effects of COVID-19 are also referred to as post-COVID-19 conditions that persist even after four weeks of being diagnosed with the COVID-19 infection. Most common symptoms include dizziness, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, mental clouding, insomnia, anxiety, anosmia, tinnitus, cough, heart palpitations, headache, chest pain, etc. Hospitalization as a part of COVID-19 treatment can cause post-traumatic stress disorder in some patients as a post-COVID-19 condition.

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Does COVID-19 show long term effects in affected persons?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking for advice on behalf of my mother. She got a positive result for COVID-19 before a month. She took medicines for five days and then, she was in quarantine. Now it has been a month. But she has some symptoms and we are not sure whether it is associated with COVID-19. She has s...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your problem. COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) can show a lot of symptoms even after the infection gets cleared. The major symptom that lasts for a long time is a dry cough. It remains for a long time even after the infectio...  Read Full »

I have been having heartburn and vomiting since I tested positive for COVID last year. Has the virus damaged my stomach lining?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from gastritis past year. I have done endoscopy and Helicobacter pylori therapy, but still, l have gastritis. Is it possible that my stomach lining is permanently damaged? Will I never be able to eat like before? My problem started when I tested positive for covid...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Please reply to me with the gastritis medications, dosage, and duration of intake to help in evaluating the problem and suggest appropriate treatment. Thank you and take care.  Read Full »

My 72-year-old father, who is asthmatic and diabetic, has COVID-related lung and heart complications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 72-year-old with 81 kg weight. He has asthma and diabetes and has been taking tablets Gemer and Dapacose 10 mg for the past 25 years. Two years back, we did a checkup, and all his heart reports were good. Last year, he had COVID with 40 to 50 % lung infection involvement. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The NT pro-BNP (Natriuretic peptide tests) is slightly higher as the patient's age is 72. It is increased due to pulmonary hypertension secondary to lung pathology (COVID and asthma), not because of the heart, but...  Read Full »

How can I overcome the symptoms of long COVID and regain my energy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male and had COVID-19 for the first time two years ago. I got the Omicron variant a year later. My hemoglobin level was also less, so the doctor said I could have a stroke. I also have major testosterone issues. I have to get shots every two weeks. I had my blood tes...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The general principle is that if you do not use your muscles, they become weak, and atrophy. I suggest you break tasks into pieces and rest when you feel breathless. Frequent short rests are better than continuous resting. Try to increase your physical activities and g...  Read Full »

What could be done to reduce the high blood pressure in my 80-year-old diabetic father, who had recovered from a COVID-19 infection recently?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is in his 80s and is diabetes for almost 30 years. He has a history of bypass surgery. He is taking Mixtard Insulin 30/70 - 50 units morning, 13 units in the night, tablet Glycomet GP2 one in the morning and night, and tablet Linagliptin 5 mg once daily only in the morning. His ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would suggest that rather than adding any more drugs. I believe that increasing the tablet Telma CT (Telmisartan and Chlorthalidone) to one tablet daily would have been the best option. However, of the two alternatives offered here, half...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with COVID four months ago, and now there is no sensation in the genitals. What can I do to recover quickly?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with COVID-19 four months ago and had numb genitals and erectile dysfunction. Erections have improved significantly. However, there is no sensation in the genitals. What can I do to recover quickly?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Loss of sensitivity is a neurological condition that manifests itself in many sections of the body, such as loss of taste and smell. The rate of recovery varies from slow to quick. To recover quickly, I suggest you take tablet Neurobion Fo...  Read Full »

I had COVID six months ago, and since then, I have chest pressure, muscle pain, difficulty breathing, and weakness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have suffered from some weakness attacks for many months. One week can be quite normal, but another one terrible. My symptoms are chest pressure almost all the time, the pain in muscles and spine (mainly upper side like arms and between blade bones), difficulty breathing (but spO2 is...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query and description of your symptoms. It does appear like post-COVID myalgia or post-COVID fatigue syndrome. Also, the dizziness and lightheadedness could be part of the dysautonomia in post-COVID patients. The best treatment is to increase your fluid ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel cold air at the back of my throat, and my nasal passages look wider post COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I had COVID-19 three weeks ago. My nasal passages look wider. I feel like I am taking in too much air at night, which is uncomfortable and scary. There is little to no pressure when I sneeze from my right nose. I feel cold air at the back of my throat when I breathe. I randomly experie...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have post-COVID-19 symptoms that differ from one patient to another. These symptoms can persist from weeks to months and sometimes for years. I suggest you use an antihistamine daily for the cold air sensation in your throat.  Read Full »

I have blood clotting, palpitations, weakness, irregular periods, muscle pain and swelling issues post my COVID-19 infection. Kindly help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a COVID-19 infection in March 2020. Post COVID-19 infection, I am having problems like blood clots, skin swelling, neck swelling, migraines, heart palpitation, reduced sweat, swelling in the gut, muscles pain, restless legs, fatigue, pain in lymph nodes, dizziness, tingling sensa...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears that you have long covid symptoms. I suggest, An ultrasound thyroid and thyroid function test considering the neck swelling you mentioned. Avoi...  Read Full »

I experience headache, dizziness, and tiredness after a long COVID. What does my lymphocyte count indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I experience headaches, chest pain, dizziness, and tiredness after a long COVID. I am unable to exercise. My current medication includes Propranolol to overcome tachycardia induced by long COVID. I have attached the immune panel of lymphocytes. Could you help me understand the Tregs (T...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest tablet Etoricoxib 90 mg once daily after the meal, and you can continue taking Propranolol. Thanks.  Read Full »

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