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The symptoms per se are not life-threatening once you recover from the disease, but can affect quality of life, the health experts said, adding however, it is still too early to say how long the post-Covid symptoms could continue. Pixabay

Are you a Covid-19 survivor, but still feel fatigued and not having fully recovered? You may be experiencing what is known as “Long Covid”. The symptoms may not be life-threatening, but can persist for months and impact daily life, experts say. PixabayWhile most patients who were affected with SARS-CoV — the virus behind the deadly coronavirus — and recovered, may do fine, but some are likely to face symptoms, including fatigue, shortness of breath, “brain fog,” sleep disorders, fevers, gastrointestinal symptoms, anxiety, and depression, according to the US National Institutes of Health.

“Patients post-Covid on the recovery stage can have multiple symptoms which includes weakness, myalgia, joint pain, breathlessness, cough, headache, and anxiety. Some of these symptoms are due to persistent respiratory dysfunction during the recovery phase of Covid infection and breathlessness is due to residual lung damage,” Dr. Praveen Gupta, Director, and Head, Neurology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, told IANS.

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The doctors said that TB patients often have underlying co-morbidities and lung damages that might make them more prone to the coronavirus. They further said that the symptoms of TB and Covid are quite similar, for instance, cough and fever, which could not only create diagnostic confusion but might worsen the stigmatization of a TB patient.

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