Long COVID

Joyce Hollman

COVID’s legacy for young adults: Metabolic disorders

We don’t often think about young adults as being at high risk from a COVID infection. But research looking at the impact of even mild infections among them points to a potentially risky constellation of health issues they need to watch out for in the coming years…

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

COVID’s blood clot risk persists in long-COVID syndrome

If you’ve had COVID-19, you thought you were out of the woods once your PCR test came back negative. Enter long COVID syndrome and symptoms from shortness of breath and fatigue to brain fog and even sexual dysfunction, and yes, that blood clot risk that persists…

Carolyn Gretton

Loss of libido and hair loss join long COVID symptoms

From purple toes to loss of smell, long COVID’s associated with strange symptoms. Now they’re finding that list is way longer than thought, and going after your libido and your hair. A connection to this gland may be why…

Joyce Hollman

A year after COVID infections, thyroid troubles persist

After learning that a COVID-19 infection could take lives, we also learned that it could change lives by the way it attacked various organs in unexplainable ways. One of those was the thyroid. If you’re still having trouble a year after an infection, this may be why…

Joyce Hollman

Blinding condition on the rise post-COVID: What to watch for

COVID-19 was found to cause damage to multiple organs. And Long COVID causes long-lasting problems after the virus leaves the body. Now, it may have ties with a rare but devastating ophthalmic condition that often ends in blindness. These are the signs to watch for…