Post-COVID Educational Series
Most people with COVID-19 fully recover within days or weeks of their infection, but others suffer from post-COVID symptoms long afterward. UAB Medicine experts have created a video series to help people better understand and manage post-COVID symptoms, which are sometimes called “long COVID” or “post-COVID syndrome”.
What is Post-Covid?
Post-COVID symptoms are defined as new, returning, or ongoing health problems that people can experience 4 weeks or more after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. In some cases, people who had no symptoms (or mild symptoms) when they were first infected with the virus can have post-COVID symptoms. Also, these symptoms may or may not be the same as the symptoms they experienced when they were first infected with COVID-19.
Post-COVID symptoms can include:
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Difficulty thinking or concentrating (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”)
- Loss of smell or taste
- Dizziness on standing
- Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations)
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Joint or muscle pain
- Depression or anxiety
- Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental activities
E. Turner Overton, MD
Review the current knowledge about SARS-CoV2 infection and COVID-19 disease and provide an overview of post-COVID symptoms and the common experiences that patients are reporting
Gilbert Perry, MD
Review current knowledge about the cardiovascular effects of COVID-19 infection, and the extent to which cardiovascular complications may contribute to post-COVID symptoms
Dhaval Raval, MD
Discussion about common respiratory symptoms and care processes after COVID-19 infection, and what to expect
Carly Elston, MD
Discussion of alopecia and urticaria after COVID infection and COVID vaccine reactions
Do-Yeon Cho, MD
Discuss the nose/sinus symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, focusing on the smell loss. Explore therapeutic options after losing smell.
Kristine Lokken, PhD
Review of common cognitive and emotional symptoms post-COVID and strategies that can help
Amanda Cartee, MD
Three common post-COVID GI symptoms, and when to see a doctor
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