Healthy but not cured
Many patients do not feel really healthy and completely cured after surviving a COVID-19 disease. According to studies and practical experience, at least one third of COVID patients suffer from late effects. It is not only the lungs that are affected by long-term damage.
First reliable studies show that long-term consequences of a corona infection are accompanied by a multitude of symptoms: organic complaints, considerably reduced physical performance, strongly pronounced fatigue, various neurovegetative disorders, e.g. lack of concentration, but also psychological suffering such as depression, anxiety, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders as well as post-traumatic disorders occur. Often one speaks here also of the “Neuro-Covid”.
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The symptoms of corona infection are varied. The virus attacks not only the lungs, as initially thought, but also other organs and nerves. The most common long-term consequences include:
According to a study from London, people who developed COVID at an advanced age or who were overweight have an increased risk of long-term sequelae. Also, women and hospitalized patients are more likely to be affected by Long-COVID syndrome. Younger patients and those with mild courses are also not exempt from Long-COVID symptoms and may struggle with the consequences of corona infection.