The omicron variant is posing a new threat to people across the globe due to its highly infectious nature. However, the good news is that the variant is found to have a faster recovery time when compared to the previous strains of COVID. The new variant is milder but still shares a similarity with other strains of the virus and it can cause long-term COVID symptoms in a number of people. There are also people who remain completely unaffected after they recover from COVID, but there are also people who are still dealing with the side effects or are having health issues for many months.
The strange part is that these long-term effects can be physical or emotional. Talking about the physical side effects, people generally tend to test negative for COVID after ten days of getting infected but many of them are left with long-term effects after the illness. The symptoms and its severity can vary from person to person. A number of people who have recovered from COVID have reported about experiencing long-lasting physical problems including extreme tiredness, muscle weakness, reduced mobility, loss of appetite and more.
While the physical struggles can be tough to deal with, the mental and emotional effects can also be disturbing. Certain problems like insomnia, forgetfulness, depression, anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks or even post-traumatic stress disorder can surface post COVID recovery. These symptoms can be dealt with certain solutions like counseling with a therapist, meditation, exercise, yoga or by even pursuing a hobby that you were looking forward to.
Talking about the physical problems like breathing difficulty they can be dealt by practicing long-breathing in a sitting position. Some have also experienced extreme hair fall issue post COVID which vanishes on its own after a few months. If you continue to face some of the long term problems related to COVID, you can consult your general practitioner for solutions or treatments.
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