Post-COVID Educational Series

Post-COVID Educational Series

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”)
  • Headache
  • 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
  • Cough
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Fever
  • Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental activities

Event Series

Overview of COVID-19 Disease and Post-COVID

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

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Post-COVID Symptoms and the Cardiovascular System

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

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Neurologic Complications with Post-COVID Syndrome

Shruti Agnihotri, MD

Review of neurologic symptoms and non-pharmacological management of post-COVID symptoms

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Lung Complications after COVID- 19 Infection

Dhaval Raval, MD

Discussion about common respiratory symptoms and care processes after COVID-19 infection, and what to expect

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Hair loss and Hives: Post-COVID symptoms in dermatology

Carly Elston, MD

Discussion of alopecia and urticaria after COVID infection and COVID vaccine reactions

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What Just Happened to My Smell? Treatment Options after Losing Smell with COVID-19

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.

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Brain Fog, Insomnia, and Stress: Coping after COVID

Kristine Lokken, PhD

Review of common cognitive and emotional symptoms post-COVID and strategies that can help

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Did COVID Kick You in the Gut?

Amanda Cartee, MD

Three common post-COVID GI symptoms, and when to see a doctor

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Post-COVID Syndrome and your Primary Care Provider

Stuart Cohen, MD

Brief review of treatment options and discussion of when specialty referral is needed

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Meet The Expert Panel

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