The Worldwide Health Organisation (WHO) defines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as an infectious respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  The term “Long COVID” refers to signs and symptoms that continue after acute COVID-19, this includes Ongoing COVID -19 (4 to 12 weeks) and Post-COVID – 19 (12 weeks onwards)

Take a Breath Physio can help support you with recovery. Long Covid varies person to person which adds to the complexity of its management. Specialists in respiratory and rehabilitation can help aid recovery with strict physiological parameters to minimise relapse. Recovery can be lengthy, but with expert professional advice we aim to get you back to what you enjoy most.

Common symptoms of Long COVID

  • Disproportionate breathlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Cough
  • Brain fog
  • Palpitations
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms.

Diagnosis of Long COVID needs to be confirmed by your GP to rule out any other causes for symptoms.

43% of long covid patients suffer with breathlessness

JAMA 2020

According to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) 2022:

‘Acute COVID-19 are signs and symptoms of COVID‑19 that last for up to 4 weeks.

Ongoing symptomatic COVID-19 are signs and symptoms of COVID‑19 from 4 weeks up to 12 weeks.

Post-COVID-19 syndrome are signs and symptoms that develop during or after an infection consistent with COVID‑19, continue for more than 12 weeks and are NOT explained by an alternative diagnosis. It usually presents with clusters of symptoms, often overlapping, which can fluctuate and change over time and can affect any system in the body.'

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