Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe
4 minute read
31 Aug 2020
5:00 am

The long term health problems from Covid-19

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe

The lungs, heart and brain are all in danger of getting damaged.

Woman coughing. Photo: iStock

There are people who continue to experience poor health after being diagnosed with Covid-19, a phenomenon that’s being referred to as “post-Covid syndrome”. Covid-19 symptoms can sometimes persist for months. The virus can damage the lungs, heart and brain most people who Covid-19 re-cover completely within a few weeks. But some – even those who had mild versions of the disease – continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. Older people and people with serious medical conditions are the most likely to experience lingering Covid-19 symptoms. The most common signs and symptoms that linger over time include: Fatigue Cough...