"COVID is over, but the symptoms persist: Introducing the condition of 'Long COVID'" by Dr. Siwaporn Charoenthat, Internal Medicine Specialist at PatRangsit Hospital
The condition known as "Long COVID" or alternatively referred to as "Post-COVID-19" is the presence of symptoms that persist after recovering from a COVID-19 infection. These long-term symptoms can continue to affect patients, even if the virus is no longer detected in their tests. Common symptoms include fatigue, easy exhaustion, shortness of breath, headaches, weakness in the limbs, body aches, cough, chest tightness, and even insomnia, depression, and anxiety. These symptoms can occur in 30-80% of individuals who have had a COVID-19 infection. The duration of these symptoms can be prolonged, and the exact cause is not yet clearly understood. It is believed to be related to the immune response of the body, which leads to inflammation in various tissues and organs.
Since the symptoms of Long COVID can manifest after recovering from COVID-19, if you experience abnormal symptoms or feel different than before after overcoming the disease, it is recommended to undergo a health check-up at the Rangsit Medical Hospital's Health Screening Center. We offer special health check-up packages after COVID-19 at a discounted price to identify and provide prompt treatment to restore you to a normal state of health.