Research says about 10% of people with COVID-19 get 'long COVID' -- meaning they have lingering symptoms for weeks or months. Experts still don't understand why people get it, and it seems to affect each person differently. What we know so far:
Some people with COVID-19 have long-term symptoms that can last weeks or months. You may know it as “long COVID,” but experts call it post-acute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection ( PASC ).
Some people with COVID-19 continue to have lingering symptoms for weeks or months after they begin to recover. You might know this as “long COVID.” Experts have coined a new term for it: post-acute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC).Research says about 10% of people with COVID-19 get long COVID. But it can happen to anyone whether you’re young, old, healthy, or have chronic illness. You can get it even if your early COVID-19 symptoms were mild to moderate, or regardless of whether or not you went to the hospital for them.
CausesExperts don’t know why people get long COVID. Research continues on that, as well as:Treatment and preventionHow long it can take to recover from it Read more: WebMD »
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