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Treatment for the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Discussing the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19COVID-19—the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2—is a relatively new condition that researchers are learning more about every day. As the crisis continues, it has become apparent that COVID-19 can trigger side effects that persist for 30 or more days after the initial infection. Medical professionals are now referring to this phenomenon as post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), chronic COVID syndrome (CCS), or long-haul COVID.

The signs and duration of long-haul COVID can vary significantly from patient to patient. Some of the most common long-term symptoms include:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Chest heaviness
  • Recurring fever
  • Loss of taste
  • Heart palpitations
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Body aches
  • Cough
  • Tingling “pins-and-needles” sensations
  • Diarrhea

For some patients, the symptoms of long-haul COVID are completely different than their initial symptoms.

How Sinai Urgent Care Can Help

Contending with long-haul COVID can be frustrating, but Sinai Urgent Care is here to help through comprehensive evaluation services and treatment recommendations. Board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Rochelle Farley at our Park Cities urgent care clinic can evaluate your symptoms, order clinical lab tests such as pulmonary function testing and chest X-rays, and prescribe a treatment plan to help you feel better. If necessary, she can refer you to a trusted medical specialist within our physician network, such as a cardiologist, pulmonologist, neurologist, or therapist.

Contact Sinai Urgent Care Park Cities today to learn more about our approach to long-haul COVID treatment or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Farley. We accept most health insurance plans and offer affordable Prompt Pay pricing. Our team is here to answer your questions.