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:
- Shortness of breath
- Joint pain
- Blood clots/blood vessel issues
- Chest pain
- “Brain fog”
- Muscle pain
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.
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.