Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

 

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

We know much more now than we did back in mid-2020 regarding the Coronavirus disease. Nonetheless, there is still much we need to investigate and learn about to overcome the pandemic and ensure every individual’s safety. The long-term effects of COVID-19 are among people’s main concerns. There are enough individuals with long-term effects that the condition has been called “Post-COVID-19 Syndrome” or “Long COVID-19.” In this post, we hope to illustrate what the latest research from the CDC says regarding the Coronavirus post-disease effects.

 

What We Know – Coronavirus Effects on Health

As the CDC works to learn more about the health effects of COVID-19, they have learned that other organs besides the lungs are affected by the disease. Everyone’s health will be impacted differently, but fortunately, most people that recover from COVID-19 return to normal health.

Nonetheless, some patients have developed infections and symptoms that have lasted for weeks or months after recovering from the virus. Long-term symptoms that patients have reported are:

(Source: CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also indicate that there have been even more serious complications reported from people who have recovered from Coronavirus, including:

  • Inflammation of the heart muscle
  • Lung function abnormalities
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Rash or hair loss
  • Smell/taste or other neurological problems
  • Psychiatric issues like depression

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

While most people’s health will not be hindered after recovering from COVID-19, everybody is different. Individuals with medical conditions as well as young, healthy people have reported feeling unwell for months after the disease has “passed.” Coronavirus is not a disease to mess with, and prevention should always be our #1 strategy.

The best ways to Stop the Spread are:

  • Practicing the Coronavirus safety measures
  • Regularly getting tested for COVID-19
  • Getting the COVID-19 vaccine when it is your turn

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Masks, stay-at-home, and social distancing are all still active in 2021. Taking these extra steps of caution can (and does) help prevent the spread, thus protecting your and others’ safety.

COVID-19 Vaccine

As of today, there are two approved vaccines for Covid-19: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Most people need to get 2 shots of the vaccine (during different days) unless a healthcare provider states otherwise. To learn more about the Coronavirus vaccine, click here.

COVID-19 Testing at PMH Laboratory

PMH Laboratory, a high complexity diagnostic testing laboratory, has been performing COVID-19 Testing for almost a year now. We offer both RT-PCR and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2. Testing with us is easy and fast. The procedure will take about 2-5min!

Per the CARES Act, COVID-19 testing is free, so getting tested is one of the best ways to stay safe until the vaccine comes your way.

 

If you have additional questions regarding COVID-19 testing in the United States, please call us directly at 562-592-2890 or contact us here

For more information regarding the Coronavirus disease, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov.