long covid

Do you know the term “Long Covid ”?

We all know COVID-19, since it appeared in our lives and began to live with us three years ago. One of the things that this virus has caused, to some people who have suffered from it, is fatigue, a constant exhaustion that makes it difficult to carry out those activities that you could do before COVID without any problem.

From the Spanish Society of General and Family Physicians (SEMG) they indicate that fatigue is one of the most common consequences after having suffered from COVID. It prevents people who suffer from it from recovering their vital state prior to the virus. It is not relieved by resting well, eating enough or following a relaxed life, which is why it causes a lot of anguish in these people, since it limits their quality of life.

The term “ long covid ” consists of the persistence of symptoms of COVID-19 weeks or months after being infected. The term established by the World Health Organization (WHO) is three months after the infection of the virus.

The appearance of persistent symptoms does not only occur in older people with serious medical conditions, but even in young or healthy people. Some of the common symptoms that persist over time are:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain
  • Problems with memory, concentration, or sleeping
  • Muscle pain or headache
  • Rapid heartbeat or palpitations
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Fever
  • Dizziness when standing up
  • Worsening of symptoms after physical or mental exertion
  • Resistance or intolerance to physical exercise (even mild)

After several studies carried out in different countries, they all agree on the same thing: the most frequent long-term symptoms are fatigue and muscle pain. Other symptoms that often appear are forgetfulness and/or difficulty concentrating, loss of attention, and difficulty sleeping.

A study published in the scientific journal JAMA addresses the recovery of 143 seriously ill patients admitted to a hospital in Italy. After two months, 87% still had some symptoms. The most frequent were fatigue (53.1%), dyspnea or shortness of breath (43.4%), joint pain (27.3%) and chest pain (21.7%).

How can ReConnect help?

ReConnect is a food supplement scientifically backed by studies carried out on patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at the Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron and makes it possible to improve cognitive functioning, provide energy and antioxidant capacity, as well as:

  • Contribute to the improvement of cognitive functions such as learning, concentration and memory
  • Increase the ability to manage stress
  • Improve mood
  • Regulate the sleep-wake cycle
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Reduce memory loss caused by age
  • Help in the clinic of neurodegenerative pathologies
  • Improve the perception of fatigue and pain in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Improve sports performance and reduce fatigue after a period of effort

It is important to emphasize that it does not generate habituation or dependence and that it does not have exciting effects. Remember that it is advisable to take any food supplement under the supervision of your trusted health professional.

1 thought on “Do you know the term “Long Covid ”?

  1. It’s amazing how long the infection of Covid can affect a person’s physical and mental state. That was useful information. Thanks.

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