A new study by the Indiana University School of Medicine found there are many more long-term effects of COVID-19 than the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites.

The CDC’s website says long-term effects of COVID include “inflammation and damage to the heart muscle itself, known as myocarditis, or inflammation of the covering of the heart, known as pericarditis.”

This heart damage could lead to “long-term symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, and heart palpitations.”

“Long Haulers’ COVID-19 symptoms are far more numerous than what is currently listed on the CDC’s website,” the research from IU found. 

Long Haulers are individuals with lingering COVID-19 symptoms. Nearly 30 percent of participants in the survey responded their lingering symptoms were painful. 

“While the impact of COVID-19 on the lungs and vascular system have received some media and medical attention,” Indiana University School of Medicine found, “the results of this survey suggest that brain, whole body, eye, and skin symptoms are also frequent-occurring health problems for people recovering from COVID-19.”

Bloomberg reported serious symptoms can occur in patients who were not sick enough to be hospitalized during the peak of their illness.

Almost 100 different long term symptoms were reported to IU including body aches, headaches, fatigue and difficulty concentrating.
“It’s important to remember that most people who have COVID-19 recover quickly,” the Mayo Clinic website says, “But the potentially long-lasting problems from COVID-19 make it even more important to reduce the spread of the disease by following precautions.”

Written ByJulia Harrold

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