Still have lingering coronavirus symptoms after bout with virus? Doctor shares tips to try
A doctor who faced long-lingering coronavirus symptoms is sharing ways to help reduce the impact.
Diana Berrent is the founder of Survivor Corps., a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting, educating and motivating those affected by COVID-19.
She tells News 12 she is still dealing with lingering COVID-19 signs 11 months after first testing positive.
Berrent says she continues to feel pain in her inner ear. “The after was worse than the actual illness,” said Berrent.
Experts tell News 12 the common lingering symptom signs are:
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe headaches
- Gastrointestinal system problems
Dr. Peter Staats says that an estimated 10 to 30% of former COVID sufferers could experience these recurring symptoms.
“One of my areas of interest right now is to try to create a template with a group of experts interested in COVID to try strategies to help manage the problem that we are seeing,” said Dr. Staats.
Diet is a way to reduce inflation, which is a common problem, according to Dr. Staats.
Rest, exercise, over-the-counter medication and extra electrolytes are some of the at-home remedies that may also help long-term sufferers.