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World Physical Therapy Day 2021

Long COVID was preliminarily defined as the presence of signs and symptoms that develop during or after a COVID-19 infection and that last for 12 or more weeks.

COVID-19 is typically referred to as acute for up to 4 weeks and as sub-acute for 4 to 12 weeks. 1 in 10 people will experience symptoms for a period of 12 weeks or more.

Long COVID affects people who have been hospitalized with acute COVID-19 and people who have recovered at home. People who have experienced mild or severe COVID-19 may have prolonged symptoms or develop Long COVID.

Long COVID is a multisystem disease; there are more than 200 identified symptoms that occur in varying combinations and can fluctuate in predictable and unpredictable patterns of relapses and remissions.

The most common symptoms after 6 months:

  • extreme exhaustion (fatigue)
  • exacerbation of post-exercise symptoms (ESP)
  • memory and concentration problems (mental fog)

Other common symptoms:

  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain or tightness
  • difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • heart palpitations
  • dizziness
  • muscle pain
  • joint pain
  • depression and anxiety
  • tinnitus and earache
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • stomach pain
  • loss of appetite
  • high temperature
  • cough 
  • headache
  • sore throat 
  • changes on smell or taste
  • skin rashes

8th September 2021

8, September 2021