What is “long COVID-19” and what are the symptoms?

Many people who get COVID-19 recover within a few weeks, but others experience symptoms that stretch on long after their initial infection. Medical experts and the public have coined the terms post-COVID syndrome or “long COVID-19” to describe cases with continuing symptoms that last beyond a few weeks.

While long COVID-19 varies from person to person, it can include several different physical and mental complications, ranging from asthma to an elevated heart rate to brain fog.

We asked M Health Fairview experts experienced with COVID-19 treatment and rehabilitation how the virus may continue to affect the body and what care options are available for COVID “long-haulers.”

Read what faculty member Farha Ikramuddin, MD, MPH, and the other experts had to say.

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