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What patients with long Covid should do about symptoms - new guideline published

2021-10-13T14:51:43.185Z

Fatigue to shortness of breath: There are people who struggle with problems long after they have overcome the corona infection. A new guide promises help.



Fatigue to shortness of breath: There are people who struggle with problems long after they have overcome the corona infection.

A new guide promises help.

In eight to nine out of ten people with corona infection, the disease is relatively mild. A third of those infected show no symptoms at all. But there are also people who still have complaints long after they have survived Covid. This information comes from the guideline "Long- / Post-COVID-Syndrome" for those affected, relatives, loved ones and carers.

The guidebook, which was first published in September 2021, explains in a layman's way how to recognize Long-Covid and what every person affected can do to improve the symptoms.

Various specialist societies such as the German Society for Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine, the German Society for Neurology, the German Society for Cardiology - Heart and Circulatory Research and the Charité Fatigue Center are involved in the creation.

The recommendations are based on the medical guidelines of the Working Group of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF), which you can view here:

First post-Covid guideline published: This is how doctors should treat the disease *

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Coughing is a possible long covid symptom that can persist long after a corona infection has been overcome.

© Thomas Trutschel / Imago

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Whether it is lack of resilience, shortness of breath, persistent cough, sleep disorders, pathological exhaustion (fatigue), headache, smell and taste disorders, thinking and concentration disorders as well as muscle pain and muscle weakness:

In the Long-Covid guide for those affected, patients learn more about treatment methods that, according to the current state of knowledge Promise success.

Questions such as "Can Covid-19 worsen an existing heart disease?", "When is Long Covid an occupational disease?" Or "Hair loss?"

And now? ”Are discussed in detail in the guide.

Find out all the details in the AWMF guideline "Long / Post-COVID Syndrome" for those affected, relatives, loved ones and caregivers

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List of rubric lists: © Thomas Trutschel / Imago

Source: merkur

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