New Delhi. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities around the world, emerging evidence suggests that the consequences of the virus may extend beyond the acute phase. Post-covid complications, also known as long covid or post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), are increasingly being recognized as a concerning health problem. From persistent symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath and cognitive difficulties to organ-specific complications such as myocarditis and pulmonary fibrosis, post-Covid complications are on the rise. There is a growing body of evidence on post-Covid complications, their potential impact on individuals and health care systems, and the need for further research and support for affected individuals.
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“There has been a rise in the number of patients facing post-COVID complications. These complications can range from neurological issues to cardiac problems, and can affect patients of all ages. However, it is the elderly population and people with pre-existing conditions who are most at risk,” says Dr. Brunda, Consultant Internal Medicine, Aster CMI Hospital.
We need to understand that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease, it can have long term effects on the body. Some patients may experience persistent fatigue, shortness of breath, and muscle weakness, while others may develop blood clots or suffer from cognitive impairment.
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Vandana, AFP, Apollo Clinics, says, ““It has been seen that people are getting many complications after covid treatment in the long run. They need extended support and treatment for this. Here are some of the most common issues. Includes chronic fatigue syndrome, headache, vertigo, difficulty in cognition, and disturbed sleep. Other issues include joint pain, body aches, muscle weakness, difficulty in breathing and frequent colds. We have also observed that patients complain of fever, persistent and prolonged cough and palpitations.”
“We observed that such patients have signs of myocardial damage, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, fibrosis and overall reduced cardio-respiratory fitness. All these are the result of cellular damage caused by our body’s inflammatory response,” says Dr Vandana.
Young people with mild Covid as well as those with co-morbidities like obesity, asthma etc. are most likely to show signs of post-Covid complications.
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The key to managing these complications lies in early detection and a multidisciplinary approach to care. “We need to focus on COVID rehabilitation programs which include physical therapy, occupational therapy and mental health counselling. It is also important to monitor patients closely and rule out any potential complications,” Dr Brunda said.
The solution for such patients includes maintaining COVID-friendly behavior such as wearing a mask and frequent sanitisation. They will need to enhance their immunity and overall health through rehabilitation programmes. “Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, yoga, breathing exercises and measures to reduce obesity should be initiated. Healthy nutrition that includes minerals and vitamins such as B12, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and vitamin K2 should be included in the diet. Regular health check-ups and vaccinations will also help such patients improve their condition,” believes Dr Vandana.
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