Long COVID Syndrome
1 in 10 otherwise healthy adults who experienced mild cases continued to struggle with one or more symptoms for more than 8 months...
That was the finding reported in a study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association [PMID 33825846]. The study launched a year ago and enrolled more than 2000 healthcare workers in Sweden. Most were female, and the average age was 43.
The most common symptoms to linger were:
● Loss of smell and taste
● Breathing problems
Persistent symptoms after a viral infection is not new. Similar post-viral syndromes can happen with other viruses. From a naturopathic functional medicine perspective, there’s often a lot we can do to strengthen the body, make you more resilient, and alleviate and resolve these symptoms.
Natural therapy strategy examples include…
- Restore gut health because 70% of your immune system resides in the gut.
- Restore depleted nutrients that are interrupting the body’s ability to heal and normalize its’ function again.
- Support liver detoxification because environmental toxins can interfere with immune function.
- Optimize mitochondrial function because these powerhouses are foundation to energy production and cellular health.
Every person is unique. The answers are not always easy or obvious, but they are there.
If you or anybody you know is struggling with post-viral syndrome, please reach out to me. I’ll help investigate the root cause and support your body from the inside out. Naturopathic therapies can help!