What is Long Covid?
Long Covid is a term used to describe those who are still unwell at least three months following their acute COVID19 infection. The symptoms are widely varied, as the Long Covid virus attacks many parts of the body. However, the underlying mechanism appears to be brain and nerve inflammation, and most patient symptoms are a function of the damage to the nervous system. With time, some people improve, but many with Long Covid, up to thirty percent in some studies, including studies we have done ourselves at our Long Covid Clinic in Dublin, have persistent pain syndromes, brain fog, head pressures, concentration problems, energy problems, and mood problems. This can be mild or can be debilitating.
The main focus of Long Covid treatment needs to be 'neuro rehabilitation', with training the brain to repair the damage done, and taking medicines and supplements that will decrease the inflammation and repair the immune damage done by the COVID19 virus.