MoPH: What is Long-COVID?

  • 7 months   ago
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on twitter posted what can be the common syndromes of long-COVID. 
MoPH briefs some of the common symptoms can be extreme tiredness, shortness of breath, joint pain, depression of anxiety, chest pain or tightness and insomnia. 
The Ministry stated, “Long-COVID, also referred to as post-COVID-19 syndrome, is a term used to describe COVID-19 symptoms that continue to affect people for many weeks or months after contracting the virus.”
Who is at risk?

MoPH asserts that many can be at stake by explaining, “most people recover quickly from COVID-19, but anyone can experience the ongoing symptoms of Long-COVID. Due to their increased vulnerability and often weakened immune systems, the elderly are more susceptible to long-term complications due to COVID-19.”
What can be done to prevent Long-COVID?
MoPH highlights on the most common precautionary methods by stating, “The best form of prevention is to follow all steps to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19: wear a mask, maintain physical distance, avoid large gatherings, and regular hand washing.”
The Ministry further adds that “It is also important that people who experience signs and symptoms of COVID-19 do not delay seeking help. The sooner medical teams can begin treating the symptoms, the higher the chance of avoiding complications.”