Coronavirus

Long term effects of coronavirus

Beginning on 5 January the Government placed England in National Lockdown

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees tells you more about what this means.

Long term effects

Most people will make a full recovery after contracting coronavirus but for some, COVID-19 will have serious long term effects. You may not know it, but you could have one of many symptoms of what is known as Long COVID or Post-COVID Syndrome.

Real life impact

Listen to Alex, a young and healthy man who contracted coronavirus and is dealing with horrible long term health issues. You don't want to be in his position so please keep yourself and others safe by following the rules.

Symptoms

There are many symptoms of Long COVID that affect all parts of the body not just the respiratory system. Some of the possible symptoms are:

  • Fatigue, muscle deconditioning and weakness
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Ongoing breathing difficulties
  • Loss of stamina
  • Difficulty formulating words
  • Visual disturbances
  • Numbness or weakness
  • Increased agitation, impulsivity and disinhibition
  • Loss of self confidence
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleep disturbances, insomnia and nightmares

Where to find help

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms please contact your GP. They can advise on appropriate treatment after ruling out any underlying health conditions you may have.

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