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.”