Still have lingering coronavirus symptoms after bout with virus? Doctor shares tips to try

Dr. Peter Staats says that an estimated 10 to 30% of former COVID sufferers could experience these recurring symptoms.

News 12 Staff

Mar 2, 2021, 2:15 PM

Updated 1,149 days ago

Share:

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: 
  • Fatigue 
  • 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.


More from News 12
1:59
NYPD: Fordham shooting kills 34-year-old man, leaves another man critical

NYPD: Fordham shooting kills 34-year-old man, leaves another man critical

1:56
Temperatures to plummet overnight; winter-like chills expected Thursday morning

Temperatures to plummet overnight; winter-like chills expected Thursday morning

1:46
NYCHA resident says boiler issue causing safety and health concerns

NYCHA resident says boiler issue causing safety and health concerns

1:42
New community center focuses on supporting former male inmates on road to recovery

New community center focuses on supporting former male inmates on road to recovery

1:35
The Bronx Museum of Arts new exhibit showcases NYC artists from fellowship

The Bronx Museum of Arts new exhibit showcases NYC artists from fellowship

1:14
Police Athletic League hosts annual singing and dancing competition for kids

Police Athletic League hosts annual singing and dancing competition for kids

1:35
New Yankees murals at Bronx Terminal Market pays homage to Black baseball legends

New Yankees murals at Bronx Terminal Market pays homage to Black baseball legends

1:04
DOT adds $6 million to boost overnight and evening deliveries over peak hours

DOT adds $6 million to boost overnight and evening deliveries over peak hours

1:53
Shop Mother’s Day Gifts – Exclusive Offers Up to 75% OFF!

Shop Mother’s Day Gifts – Exclusive Offers Up to 75% OFF!

0:20
MTA service alerts system now includes bridges, tunnels

MTA service alerts system now includes bridges, tunnels

0:23
Police: 2 men wanted for robbing Gamestop store at knifepoint in East Tremont

Police: 2 men wanted for robbing Gamestop store at knifepoint in East Tremont

0:24
NYPD: Suspect at large in West Concourse stabbing that left victim in grave condition

NYPD: Suspect at large in West Concourse stabbing that left victim in grave condition

2:07
Two NYPD officers arrested and facing multiple charges of sexual assault

Two NYPD officers arrested and facing multiple charges of sexual assault

1:57
Security heightened at Bronx Home Depot following customer complaints of uncomfortable encounters

Security heightened at Bronx Home Depot following customer complaints of uncomfortable encounters

DA: 3 teens indicted for killing bystander, wounding 4 in subway shooting

DA: 3 teens indicted for killing bystander, wounding 4 in subway shooting

1:53
Bronx bookworms take part in writing workshop for World Book Day

Bronx bookworms take part in writing workshop for World Book Day

1:57
State taxi federation raises reward for information to help stop carjackings, robberies

State taxi federation raises reward for information to help stop carjackings, robberies

1:42
Irish consulate general joins BP Gibson for a Woodlawn walkthrough

Irish consulate general joins BP Gibson for a Woodlawn walkthrough

1:00
Fordham Road BID discusses local improvements made, offers a look toward the future

Fordham Road BID discusses local improvements made, offers a look toward the future

1:56
MTA meets with riders in Fordham to hear their concerns with current transit system

MTA meets with riders in Fordham to hear their concerns with current transit system