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Long-term effects of Covid-19

Long-term effects of Covid-19

Hey everyone! Welcome back to a new post by yours truly. 🙂

If you’ve been following my posts since the beginning you’ll know that back in October 2020, I tested positive for Covid-19. Despite having just mild symptoms, there are things that up to the present date I feel like I cannot do due to having had the virus (it might also just be because I’m quite a heavy smoker lol). So I have been doing some research lately, and today I’d like to talk about the long-term effects for people that have tested positive for Covid-19 at any time.

My aim with this post is that by the end of it, you might be more aware and adopt new habits to prevent you from getting the virus.

For some people, Covid symptoms may last weeks or months after the infection is gone.  Everyone has a different recovery time, but generally speaking most people should feel better within a few days or weeks. However for some, symptoms may persist for several months after becoming infected.

The scariest part is that the chances of getting long term Covid-19 symptoms are not linked to the severity of the case, which in short means even if you only had a mild case, you might still experience long-term problems.

By now you are probably wondering, what are these long-term symptoms you are talking about? According to the NHS website, long-term symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, depression and anxiety, rashes and many other symptoms that you can consult on their page.

Almost six months after testing positive, I still feel extremely tired and unenergetic most of the time. I know you’re probably doing a good job at protecting yourself from getting the virus, still I strongly urge all of you to continue taking measures so we can live happier times in the near future.

Some of the things I’m going to list here you’re probably already doing (good job btw) but it’s always good to refresh the mind:

How can I take measures in protecting myself from Covid?

  • Wash your hands often
  • Wear a mask (unless you’re exempt)
  • Keep social distancing
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve before sneezing
  • Do not touch your eyes, mouth or nose unless your hands are sanitised.

Hope I was helpful today, and keep positive! Better days are to come soon. 😉

See you all next week with a new post!


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