Most of those who contract COVID-19 will recover completely within a few weeks. But some – even those with milder cases – may continue to suffer from symptoms long after COVID-19 has left their bodies. Those who fall into this category are often referred to as “long haulers” or those who have “long COVID-19.”
If you’ve had COVID-19 and are still experiencing symptoms, know that help is here. Dr. David Borenstein at Manhattan Integrative Medicine specializes in treatment for your post-COVID-19 symptoms.
To schedule your consultation with Florida’s top post Covid care specialist, please call (561) 448-6650 today!
Common symptoms that linger after a COVID-19 diagnosis can include:
Many of these symptoms have striking similarities to the symptoms of two other chronic conditions – chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia.
CFS is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). It’s a condition where a person feels persistent, excessive fatigue no matter how much rest they get. They may also feel muscle aches, brain fog, bloating, or low libido.
CFS also shares symptoms with fibromyalgia. This is a long-term chronic condition that can cause severe pain, muscle stiffness, brain fog, restlessness, and depression.
When it comes to COVID-19 long haulers, the most prevalent symptoms are exhaustion and chronic fatigue.
We’re still studying the precise reasons why fatigue may linger. Studies suggest that it may have to do with your body’s immune response to initially contracting COVID-19.
When your body fights a virus, your immune system releases chemicals called cytokines. These promote inflammation to help fight the infection. They’re also the reason for some of the common symptoms you feel, like tiredness or body aches.
This immune response normally stops once your body has defeated the virus. But recent research shows that the level of cytokines may not return to normal after the COVID-19 virus leaves your body. The build-up of these cytokines can then cross your blood-brain barrier and affect your hypothalamus – the area of your brain that regulates systems, including sleep.
At Manhattan Integrative Medicine, Dr. Borenstein offers treatments that can help relieve your post-COVID-19 symptoms. This includes creating a customized treatment plan using the highly successful S.H.I.N.E.® Protocol. Your treatment plan may include:
Having and healing from COVID-19 is stressful enough. You don’t have to sffer through the long-term effects of the virus alone. Dr. Borenstein can help you find relief from your symptoms.
It all starts with a consultation. To book a time to come in, call our Manhattan Integrative Medicine in West Palm Beach, FL, at (561) 448-6650 or contact us online. We’re here to help you fully recover from COVID-19.
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