Long Covid Can Make Standing Harder
Since having been ill with Covid, have you had dizziness, blurred vision, or fatigue? Have you begun to experience headaches, breathlessness, anxiety, or a rapidly beating heart? Do you have a noticeable lack of energy and just want to sit down all the time?
If so, you may have orthostatic intolerance brought on by Covid. In some patients, after a bout of Covid (which may not have seemed serious at the time), the body’s normal response to standing becomes abnormal and results in many of the symptoms listed above.
This can become progressively debilitating and can even cause some people to pass out. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and would like to be tested for orthostatic intolerance, contact Physicians Quality Care at ME@physiciansqualitycare.com.
Melanie Hoppers, m.d.
Dr. Melanie Hoppers treats patients suffering from long Covid.
Do you have severe fatigue?
One of the most common signs of post-COVID-19 syndrome is fatigue, both physical and mental.
The impacts of long Covid on children
Identifying children with long Covid can be particularly challenging. Many children find it hard to keep up with schoolwork or find themselves skipping sports that they used to love.
Symptoms of long Covid
Long Covid, as defined by the CDC, encompasses a wide range of health problems that are new, returning, or ongoing, and that occur four weeks or longer after the onset of infection with Covid-19.
Long Covid causes moderate to severe sleep disturbances in up to 40 percent of people with afflicted by the disease.