COVID-19 is beginning to show itself to be more than just a respiratory illness. Some patients are still fighting off symptoms of the disease months after recovery. From skin problems to brain and neurological issues, here are some of the possible long-term health effects of COVID that you need to know about.
“It was scary. It’s the worst I’ve ever felt in my life,” said Clarence Troutman, a COVID-19 survivor. Getting COVID can be life-altering. Not just while you are battling the disease, but months, possibly years after beating it.
“If your lungs are not in prime shape, your heart suffers and your whole body,” said Purvi Parikh, MD, an immunologist of allergy and asthma at NYU Langone Health.
According to a recent study, patients who had coronavirus are seven times more likely to suffer a stroke than flu patients. Thirty percent of patients developed moderate to severe kidney injury.