Covid-19

Carolyn Gretton

COVID hair loss: How long does it last

The list of long COVID symptoms is extensive. And one of them is a specific type of hair loss known as telogen effluvium. This excessive hair shedding can be disconcerting. But understanding the surprising symptom may ease your mind and your hair loss.

Carolyn Gretton

The one oral rinse component that may curb COVID-19 variants

Previous research has shown oral rinses can help inactivate coronaviruses like the one that causes COVID-19. But that research was done on the original strain of SARS-CoV-2. Now that there are multiple variants around, can we keep this tool in our arsenal to affect viral load?

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

More COVID fallout: More than double the Alzheimer’s risk

Because there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, our only option to turn the tide is by reducing general risk factors. Working on lifestyle is manageable. But when a pandemic-related virus turns out to up the ante, the task may seem insurmountable, until you know the real trigger…

Carolyn Gretton

Does low testosterone really increase COVID-19 severity?

There are a lot of factors that appear to increase the odds of developing severe COVID-19. Studies have found connections between the illness and age, heart disease, diabetes, and deficiencies in vitamin D and zinc. And low levels of certain hormones seem to play a role as well …

Carolyn Gretton

The link between SARS-CoV-2 and chronic fatigue syndrome

We’ve learned a lot about chronic fatigue syndrome, including that it can be triggered by certain viruses like Epstein-Barr. Before 2020, less than one percent were diagnosed. But that number is expected to skyrocket thanks to the connection that’s recently been discovered…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The blood sugar problems that start after a COVID infection

If there’s anything you can say about Covid-19, it’s that it’s turned out to be a strange disease with far-reaching effects on the human body that experts are still discovering. If you’ve been infected, or suspect it, and never had blood sugar problems before, that could all change…