Long-Haul COVID Can Include Chronic Fatigue

To better understand what could be driving their symptoms, the researchers conducted tests to assess their breathing patterns during exercise and typical daily routines. Participants were also asked to indicate patterns of fatigue over the prior half-year, as well as any joint stiffness, muscle aches, sleep and concentration problems, and exertion-related issues. … Continue reading Long-Haul COVID Can Include Chronic Fatigue

Could the 'Mono' Virus Be Driving Long-Haul COVID?

WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Some folks suffering COVID long-haul symptoms might actually be experiencing an attack of fatigue-inducing Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a new study argues. Two-thirds of a group of 30 COVID long-haul patients had high levels of Epstein-Barr antibodies, suggesting that EBV lying dormant in their bodies had been… Continue reading Could the 'Mono' Virus Be Driving Long-Haul COVID?

Long-Haul COVID Brings Long Road to Recovery

June 30, 2021 — Thoughts of getting sick were the furthest thing from Paul Garner’s mind when symptoms of COVID-19 upended his life. “It knocked me sideways,” says Garner, a public health doctor specializing in infectious diseases. He says he never dreamed he would become a high-profile COVID-19 case documenting his struggle for a… Continue reading Long-Haul COVID Brings Long Road to Recovery

7 Out of 10 Hospitalized for COVID Have Long-Haul Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you land in the hospital with a COVID-19 infection, there’s a good chance you’ll still be suffering symptoms months later, researchers report. A wide swath of lingering health issues plagued more than 70% of these patients, investigators found. “Early on, we completely ignored the… Continue reading 7 Out of 10 Hospitalized for COVID Have Long-Haul Symptoms

Some With Long-Haul COVID See Relief After Vaccination

March 17, 2021 — Aaron Goyang thinks his long bout with COVID-19 has finally come to an end, several weeks after getting his second dose of a vaccine. Goyang, who is 33 and is a radiology technician in Austin, Texas, thinks he got COVID-19 from some of the coughing, gasping patients he treated last… Continue reading Some With Long-Haul COVID See Relief After Vaccination

A Third of COVID Survivors Have Long-Haul Symptoms

Nearly 31% of patients said they had a worse health-related quality of life now, compared to before getting COVID-19, the researchers reported. It’s not yet clear why COVID-19 causes these lasting effects. Many viruses are capable of creating what’s known as “post-viral syndrome,” which experts describe as health problems that persist long after… Continue reading A Third of COVID Survivors Have Long-Haul Symptoms