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The consequences of the long-term effects of the disease

The consequences of the long-term effects of the disease

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The sequel to Covid’s long papers that could last for months. According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 10 people develop persistent health problems 12 weeks after the onset of symptoms. In addition to the lungs (the most affected organ), Covid-19 also affects the heart, kidneys, endocrine glands, immune system, digestive system and nervous system, which can cause metabolic diseases, fatigue, depression, cognitive and memory difficulties, as well as social ones. and emotional.

According to the Technical Director of the Paolo Di Tarso Transitional Clinic, Dr. Vinicius Lisbon, debilitating symptoms usually last for more than four weeks after diagnosis and there is no average temporal duration.

Each patient is unique and cases vary greatly. There are reports of more serious and persistent consequences, such as paralysis, in critically ill patients. Our breathing is carried out by a muscular system and can lose its function, as well as the skeletal muscles, and may permanently unfold these functions. Among the recommendations to reduce and/or recover from these symptoms are continuity of functional physical therapy and multidisciplinary follow-up. He emphasizes that it is also important to be aware of the psychological factors that may be present during this journey.”

About the moving clinic

The Paolo di Tarso Transitional Clinic is a reference in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from the sequelae of Covid-19. Since the beginning of the epidemic, about 125 patients requiring high-intensity care have been treated after their discharge from the general hospital. They rediscover the pleasures of life and return to breathing, eating freely, talking, walking, driving, cooking, working, and caring for those they love.

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The institution specializes in improving the functionality of patients and operates on the principles of individual-centered care, providing care in a coordinated manner, with individualized treatment plans in a recovery-friendly environment.