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Long Covid

Primary Care & Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Servicing The Boulder City, Henderson, Paradise, Parump, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas, NV Areas
Long Covid

Long Covid services offered in the Las Vegas, Nevada Area

COVID-19 affects everyone differently. All people who have been infected with Corona Virus have retained spike proteins in their respiratory system cells and other vital organ systems. This is why most people repeatedly have symptoms long after their initial infection. Thomas Sharon, DNP, MPH, ARNP-BC, specializes in treating patients suffering from long COVID at In Good Health PC in Las Vegas, Nevada. To get help managing long COVID, call the office or schedule an appointment online today. Telehealth appointments are also available.

Long Covid Q & A

What is long COVID?

Long COVID is a health condition that occurs after COVID-19. Most people with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms that go away within a week or two. However, some people continue to feel sick long after their initial infection. 

At In Good Health PC, Dr. Sharon takes a proactive approach to COVID-19. He understands the potential long-term effects of a COVID-19 infection and recommends getting blood work right away to look for potential complications. 

Taking this approach to COVID-19 may protect you from long COVID complications like autoimmune diseases, renal hypertension, and blood clotting disorders that require long-term use of medications like steroids or anticoagulants. 

What are the symptoms of long COVID?

Long COVID symptoms vary and depend on the cause of your long-term illness and the body parts involved. Common symptoms of long COVID include:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle weakness
  • Headaches
  • Sleep problems
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Rash
  • Joint pain
  • Brain Fog

These symptoms may come and go for several weeks or months. 

What causes long COVID?

Researchers are still learning about COVID-19 and how it affects the body. However, they theorize that people develop long COVID when the virus invades other body systems like the nervous system, kidneys, liver, or heart.

Long COVID may also occur following hospitalization. If you had severe COVID-19 symptoms, you may have spent days or weeks bed-bound in the hospital, leading to muscle loss and weakness. 

Hospitalization may also cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), affecting your mental well-being.

What are the treatments for long COVID?

Dr. Sharon believes the best treatment for long COVID is prevention. If you have COVID-19, Dr. Sharon recommends you schedule a consultation so he can order blood work and provide treatments that might prevent long-term health complications and death.

For those with long COVID, Dr. Sharon customizes care addressing your individual health requirements and goals. Dr. Sharon orders diagnostic tests to fully understand the cause of your long COVID symptoms so he can create an effective plan. 

Treatment for long COVID depends on the type and severity of your symptoms.

To learn more about long COVID and what you can do to prevent it or manage it, call In Good Health PC or schedule an appointment online today.

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