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COVID-19 Long-Haulers Facebook Live Series

Do you suffer from post-COVID-19 syndrome, also referred to as COVID-19 Long-Haulers? Symptoms may include fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, trouble sleeping, and brain fog, or difficulty thinking clearly. Thousands of Americans who had a mild case of COVID-19 are battling a wide range of health problems. Evidence shows that at least one-third of people who have COVID-19 experience neurological complications.

Long-Haulers Facebook LIVE Events

Join us on Wednesdays at 12:30 EST for our Facebook LIVE events at https://www.facebook.com/FCNeurology.

Our first event will begin on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Dr. Jeff Gelblum, Neurologist at First Choice Neurology will talk about dizziness, vertigo, and ear-ringing.

COVID-19 Long-Haulers Series

Upcoming Long-Haulers Facebook LIVE Events:
Wednesday, April 14 – Headaches
Wednesday, April 21 – TBD
Wednesday, April 28 – TBD

If you are not able to attend the LIVE event, a video will be posted on our COVID-19 Updates page.

 

CDC and the Long-Hauler

The CDC reports the most commonly reported COVID-19 long-term symptoms to include:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain

Other reported COVID-19 long-term symptoms include:

  • Difficulty with thinking and concentration (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”)
  • Depression
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Intermittent fever
  • Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations)

More serious COVID-19 long-term complications appear to be less common but have been reported. These have been noted to affect different organ systems in the body. These include:

  • Cardiovascular: inflammation of the heart muscle
  • Respiratory: lung function abnormalities
  • Renal: acute kidney injury
  • Dermatologic: rash, hair loss
  • Neurological: smell and taste problems, sleep issues, difficulty with concentration, memory problems
  • Psychiatric: depression, anxiety, changes in mood

The long-term significance of these effects is not yet known. CDC will continue an active investigation and provide updates as new data emerge, which can inform COVID-19 clinical care as well as the public health response to COVID-19.

 

If you are a long-hauler suffering from a neurological complication, contact a neurologist at First Choice Neurology today!

 

 

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