Do You Still Have Long Covid Symptoms? Blame it on your Gut!
Long Covid is similar to the aftermath of a toxic relationship. It leaves you unhappy, weary, weak, and in some instances so ill that even the most mundane activity becomes onerous.
However, since you are no longer ‘technically unwell,’ you are expected to attend office Zoom meetings, fulfill monthly quotas, select what to prepare for supper, and plan clothes to wear because you are no longer quarantined and others can see you.
If you’re searching for someone to blame for your sorrow, we’ve got news for you: it should be your gut or at least the bacteria that live in its ecosystem.
Researchers at the University of Hong Kong and published in the journal gut a recent study discovered that eighty-one gut bacterial species were connected to several kinds of long Covid.
Several of these bacterial species were discovered to be associated with more than two types of chronic symptoms.
(If you are one of the fortunate few who have escaped the virus and are wondering what lengthy Covid implies, it is the aftereffect Covid, which occurs after the infection phase, during which many people endure a variety of ailments, including general weariness, weakness, and muscular pain.)
Nasty Probiotic Drinks – Your Ally!
According to the research, if you still have recurring respiratory issues after several months of recovery, it is associated with several parasitic ‘unfriendly’ microbes in your gut, such as Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus vestibularis, Streptococcus gordonii, and Clostridium disporicum.
Also, as a refresher, during your covid illness, some of these hostile bacteria were responsible for your inability to finish the six-minute walk and then check your oxygen level test.
The friendly bacterial species in your stomach, such as Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum, F. prausnitzii, R. inulinivorans, and Roseburia hominis, which conduct substantial immune boosting jobs and keep you healthy, are entirely broken down with lengthy Covid.
So, the best way ahead is to focus on gut health.
Yes, drink those stinky probiotic beverages even if they make you queasy, don’t add an additional spoon of sugar to your tea, get some exercise, and get plenty of rest.
If you still feel as if you’re dragging yourself through the day, see a doctor who can treat the ‘unfriendly’ germs.
Extended COVID Symptoms
There are a variety of symptoms that may occur with a COVID-19 infection.
The following are examples of long-term COVID symptoms:
- exhaustion to the extreme/fatigue
- chest tightness or discomfort in the chest, lack of breath
- memory and concentration issues are a concern (“brain fog”)
- having trouble sleeping/insomnia
- palpitations in the heart
- pins and needles
- joint discomfort
- depression and anxiety
- tinnitus, earaches, and other symptoms
- feeling unwell, diarrhea, stomach pains, and a lack of appetite
- temperatures over 100.04 grade Fahrenheit, coughing, headaches, sore throat, changes in the sense of smell or taste, rashes
Doris’s passion for writing started to take shape in college where she was editor-in-chief of the college newspaper. Even though she ended up working in IT for more than 7 years, she’s now back to what he always enjoyed doing. With a true passion for technology, Doris mostly covers tech-related topics.