Long Covid Symptoms
Long Covid is a term to describe the effects of Covid-19 that continue for weeks or months beyond the initial illness. The health watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) defines long Covid as lasting for more than 12 weeks, although some people consider symptoms that last more than eight weeks to be long Covid. (British Heart Foundation, BHF) How long it takes to recover from coronavirus is different for everybody. Many people feel better in a few days or weeks and most will make a full recovery within 12 weeks. But for some people, symptoms can last longer. The chances of having long-term symptoms does not seem to be linked to how ill you are when you first get coronavirus. People who had mild symptoms at first can still have long-term problems. (NHS) For some, it can seem like a cycle of improving for a time and then getting worse again. These long-term effects aren’t only among those who needed to go to hospital, or even who felt seriously unwell when they first caught the virus. (BHF) More than a million people in the UK were experiencing “long Covid” in a recent four-week period, according to new survey figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Rates of self-reported long Covid were highest in those aged 35-69, females, those living in the most deprived areas, those working in health or social care and those with a pre-existing, activity-limiting health condition. (ONS)
Symptoms of Long Covid:
Lasting symptoms of coronavirus can include: (From NHS & BHF):
- Anxiety and Depression
- Chest pains
- Joint or Muscle pain
- Not being able to think straight or focus (“brain fog”)
- Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- Pins and needles
- Tinnitus, earaches
- Feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite
- A high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
Anyone who has had Covid and been feeling brain fog and fatigued ever since can try the following products out:
Helps to promote mental alertness, energy release & to maintain general health. The Ginseng herb has particular qualities that enable it to adapt to each individual’s needs. Korean Ginseng helps to promote mental alertness, energy release and helps to maintain general health.
Supports healthy vision, brain function and normal heart function. When your intake of Omega 3 foods isn’t enough, our Omega 3 Fish Oil concentrate 1000mg Softgel capsules are a great way to get extra into your daily routine. These capsules are a useful fish oil supplement, containing EPA and DHA which are essential Omega 3 fatty acids. Your body can’t produce essential fatty acids on its own, so needs to ingest the appropriate foods to get to the required level. The NHS recommends that you consume at least 2 portions of fish per week, including 1 oily fish portion. If your diet does not regularly consists of this, you may wish to consider a supplement. One of the advantages of DHA is its ability to aid in the maintenance of vision and normal brain function. It also helps contribute to normal heart function.
For those who have had Covid and are suffering with a dry cough and breathlessness:
Soothes the throat, pharynx & tired vocal cords (marshmallow). Immediate action: forms a protective film. Supports natural defenses (elderberry) and contributes to comfortable breathing.
The classic partnership of lemon and ginger is presented here by the tea experts Heath & Heather. Ideal for cold days and nights. Sip on this refreshing, warming and comforting flavour blend to support your health and hydration. With added apple pomace, blackberry leaves, lemongrass and linden flowers.