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Post-Covid Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of: What The AIIMS Head Said | India News


NEW DELHI: The Center said on Monday that India has witnessed a steady decline in daily new Covid-19 cases since the past 17 days.
During a press conference, the Center said there has been a 2.6-fold increase in the number of Covid tests performed in the last 15 weeks in the country along with a steady drop in the weekly positivity rate reported in the last two weeks. .
However, AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria noted that several people who have recovered from the infection have observed post-Covid symptoms and need to be treated as well.
“If your symptoms persist for 4 to 12 weeks, it is considered an ongoing acute post-Covid syndrome. If the symptoms are observed for more than 12 weeks, it is called post-Covid syndrome or prolonged Covid,” said the head of AIIMS.
Here are the post-Covid symptoms to watch out for:
The most common post-Covid symptoms, Gulleria said, include shortness of breath. “Despite normal lung capacity, some people have difficulty walking and complain of chest pain, tightness and tiredness,” Guleria said.
-Some people also experience a cough and high pulse for several weeks after recovering from Covid-19. “These common symptoms could be due to the body’s immune system or the body’s inflammatory response,” he said.
-Chronic fatigue syndrome is also seen in people who have recovered from Covid-19, where people complain of joint pain, fatigue, body aches, headaches and require symptomatic treatment. “As the recovery rate increases, it is necessary to develop multidisciplinary post-covid clinics,” said the head of AIIMS.
-There is another symptom generally referred to as ‘mental fog’ in social networks, seen in recovered Covid who finds it difficult to concentrate, suffers from insomnia and depression.
-Rehabilitation is required for patients experiencing post-Covid-19 symptoms, for this, multidisciplinary post-Covid clinics should be established, in line with the increase in our recovery rate.

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