What Are The Long Term Effects Of Covid-19?

What’s the chance of having severe or long-term symptoms?

The majority of people with Covid-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms. These symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle pain, headache, and vomiting or diarrhea. Roughly 10-15% of people will come down with a severe form of the illness. Some will experience long term symptoms associated with the disease.

What are the long term effects of Covid-19?

A Covid-19 infection can have profound impacts on the internal organs. The disease will inflict severe inflammation on the body, something which can cause long term damage to the respiratory system, heart and lungs. It has been speculated that the causation of depreciation in oxygen levels can cause minor and major brain damage.

A Covid-19 infection significantly raises one’s risk of stroke and heart attack, something which can heighten one’s risk for long term brain damage. That risk for stroke or heart attack is higher for seniors and those over the age of 70, putting that age demographic also at heightened risk for these long term effects from the illness.

Damage to the brain puts one at risk for developing dementia later in life. Some doctors have come to the conclusion that Covid survivors have a higher than average chance to develop Alzheimer’s. The combination of effect from damage to internal organs, systemic inflammation and heightened chance for stroke culminates in increased risk for this form of dementia.

Other long term side effects associated with Covid-19 include loss of taste or smell, fatigue, erratic pulse or blood pressure, headache, and hair loss. Some patients have exhibited long term inflammation of the heart after having contracted the virus, a symptom which has been speculated to be the underlying cause of some of these other problems.


In-Home Testing With Drip Hydration

Ultimately, there is the possibility of fallout from a Covid-19 infection which can manifest in a variety of ways. Getting tested is the best way to know when you need to quarantine and seek treatment, which can help you recover more quickly. In-home testing with Drip Hydration brings the RT-PCR or rapid antigen test to your home for fast, convenient results and peace of mind.