While most people with COVID-19 recover and return to normal health within a few weeks, others have symptoms that linger for months after recovery. Even people who have had mild versions of the virus can experience persistent or late symptoms. These people are often referred to as "long haulers" and the condition has been termed post-COVID syndrome or "long COVID-19."
While post-COVID symptoms vary, the most common long-term symptoms include:
Other reported long-term symptoms are:
While less common, more serious symptoms can affect a variety of organ systems and increase the risk of long-term health problems. These include:
If you are experiencing any of these post-COVID symptoms, the Summa Health Post-COVID Clinic can help. Because the virus affects people differently, we have a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to your recovery to health. Our coordinated care spans across specialties, from Primary Care and Pulmonary to Sports Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology and Behavioral Health depending on your individual needs.
For those post-COVID symptoms, including those who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the past, please contact Summa Health Pulmonary Medicine at 330.319.9700 to begin your comprehensive plan of care.
If you are an athlete who has recovered from COVID-19 and is seeking clearance to resume sports and/or exercise, please contact Summa Health Sports Medicine at 330.835.5533.