Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies

Editor’s note: Find more information about long COVID in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. Sept. 22, 2022 – Entrepreneur Maya McNulty, 49, was one of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schenectady, NY, businesswoman spent 2 months in the hospital after catching the disease in March 2020. That September, she was diagnosed with […]

Have Long COVID? Here’s Where to Go for Care

Sept. 20, 2022 – Patients who navigate what can feel like an endless series of checkups and lab tests to confirm a long COVID diagnosis face an even harder path ahead: Figuring out where to go for care. Treatment options are as complex and varied as the symptoms that come with this condition, experts say. […]

Long COVID Was a Preventable Tragedy. Some of Us Saw It Coming

Sept. 15, 2022 – It should have been the start of new insight into a debilitating illness. In May 2017, I was patient No. 4 in a group of 20 taking part in a deep and intense study at the National Institutes of Health aimed at getting to the root causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue […]

People of Color Bearing Brunt of Long COVID, Doctors Say

Sept. 12, 2022 – From the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, people of color have been hardest hit by the virus. Now, many doctors and researchers are seeing big disparities come about in who gets care for long COVID. Long COVID can affect patients from all walks of life. But many of the same […]

Think You Have Long COVID? See Your Primary Care Doc First

Sept. 2, 2022 – Many patients dealing with debilitating long COVID symptoms that interfere with their day-to-day lives might be tempted to go straight to a specialist – whether it’s a pulmonologist for breathing difficulties or a physiatrist for muscle fatigue – to see if they have long COVID. But medical experts – including many […]

Diagnosing Kids with Long COVID Can Be Tricky: Experts

Aug. 15, 2022 – When Spencer Siedlecki got COVID-19 in March 2021, he was sick for weeks with extreme fatigue, fevers, a sore throat, bad headaches, nausea, and eventually, pneumonia. That was scary enough for the then-13-year-old and his parents, who live in Ohio. More than a year later, Spencer, still had many of the […]

Long COVID Mimics Other Post-Viral Conditions

JACC Heart Failure: “Use of Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing for Patients With Unexplained Dyspnea Post-Coronavirus Disease.” Brain, Behavior, and Immunity: “Fatigue and cognitive impairment in Post-COVID-19 Syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Heart Rhythm: “Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome as a sequela of COVID-19.” Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology: “Prevalence and patterns of symptoms of dysautonomia […]

Other Viruses Offer Hints Toward the Mystery of Long COVID

Aug. 18, 2022 – Researchers are chasing a range of potential culprits in the race to find the causes of long COVID. Some things they agree on: There will be a number of different causes, and the symptoms will vary wildly from case to case. The two leading theories: The persistence of the coronavirus that […]

Is It COVID or Long COVID? Your Organs May Know

American College of Cardiology: “ACC Issues Clinical Guidance on Cardiovascular Consequences of COVID-19.” British Medical Journal: “Risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, and Bleeding After Covid-19: Nationwide Self-Controlled Cases Series and Matched Cohort Study,” “Study Finds Risk of Serious Blood Clots up to Six Months After COVID-19.” British Society for Immunology: “Long-Term Immunological Health […]

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