Patients report symptoms for up to a year after contracting the virus – 13 reports from Arlette Yousif of On Your Side
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Doctors are learning more and more about COVID and its long-term effects for those who have contracted the virus. Post-COVID syndrome has no prejudice, but it is more common in those who have been hospitalized.
Many people who do not fully recover from the coronavirus have symptoms that persist for several months or more.
“About 1/3 of patients who leave the hospital will have chronic symptoms. Three in 10 or about four in 10 will end up having symptoms for a very long time,” says Dr Brahat of the Yuma Regional Medical Center. Magu.
Some people experience dizziness for several months. Others may still have taste and smell problems.
“The most common symptom is fatigue. You know, up to 87% of patients with post-COVID syndrome get tired, ”says Dr. Magu.
Dr Magu says some patients still suffer from shortness of breath and chronic cough even though they had COVID in July of last year.
“You know, how far it goes, we don’t know yet. You know, especially for patients who have never been to the hospital,” says Dr Magu.
Dr Magu says post-COVID syndrome can affect young people as well, even if they haven’t been hospitalized. Anyone who notices any of these symptoms after contracting COVID should see a doctor.
“A very serious COVID infection is an illness that involves blood clots and it is the main source of future complication and subsequent problems with COVID,” says Dr Magu.
The long-term effects of COVID can be serious for people who are otherwise healthy. They can develop blood clots in the lungs and arteries.