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Long-Term Effects of Covid-19

Long-Term Effects of Covid-19

It is possible to have some symptoms persist or have long-term effects after recovering from the Covid-19. Health experts say that the Virus can damage the Lungs, Heart and Brain. It can even cause a permanent damage to the Lungs in some cases.

I am one who was affected by the Covid-19 Virus in February this year. It took me almost three weeks to get a Negative RTPCR Test Result. Though I suffered a mild attack of the Virus, I lost the smell and taste, had breathing problems on walking for a short distance and fatigue. I had always maintained a Body Temperature of 36 to 36.5 degree Celsius but had severe Joint Pain on various joints. My Blood Oxygen Level also was above 95 during the period.

My Experience after Covid

I was tested Negative in RTPCR Test in early March (and maintaining) the status. Though I became normal in about three weeks’ time, it has left me with the Joint Pain on some of my joints which started during the Covid period. Even while writing this, I have pain on two of my fingers that it is difficult to bend them properly.

Unlike before Covid, on walking for about a kilometer or so, I feel tired but feels Ok after a short rest. My chest remains productive with Phlegm after the infection especially on taking some hot food and feel sore throat at times. The energy to do things has not come back to the full level, even six months after recovery.

Common symptoms after Covid-19

Health journals mention that even those who had mild versions of the disease continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. Older people and people with many serious conditions are the most likely to experience lingering Covid-19 symptoms. Even young and otherwise healthy people can feel unwell for weeks to months after the infection. Common Symptoms and Signs persisting for longer period could be like..

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
  • Cough
  • Joint Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • Memory, Concentration or Sleep problems
  • Muscle pain or Headache
  • Fast or Pounding Heartbeat
  • Loss of Smell or Taste
  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Dizziness while standing

Read more about the Long-Term effects at Mayo Clinic

Disclaimer: Information provided here is only for public awareness. The Symptoms and Signs can vary from person to person depending upon their level of infection with Covid-19 Virus.

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Born and brought up in Kerala, I did my schooling in Kerala and graduated (B.Sc Physics) from the Calicut University. I have worked with a Swedish Company from 1994 to 2015, as a Senior Project Manager in their Group IT Division in Dubai. This blog is the result of my strong desire to communicate with others, sharing what I know and what I could gather from various sources.


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