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Some Patients Feeling COVID-19 Symptoms After Recovery

New research from the Mayo Clinic suggests there may be some long-term side effects from COVID-19, which Deaconess doctors say includes damage to the heart, inflammation of the lungs and cognitive issues.

Posted: Sep 3, 2020 7:35 PM
Updated: Sep 3, 2020 8:02 PM

For some, recovering from COVID-19 isn’t their last battle with the virus.

With patients across the tri-state feeling side effects, some even long term.

Brad Scheu, doctor of internal medicine at Deaconess, said patients are even experiencing cognitive issues.

"Things like mood disorders or just other neuro cognitive disorders such as potentially dementia or other things that impact your memory, so there is some thought that could be a long-term side-effect as well," he said.

But it’s not just those severe cases that are feeling sick after COVID-19.

One Newburgh woman who spoke with 44News and wishes to remain anonymous, said that while she had a mild case of COVID-19, says she’s still feeling symptoms after recovering.

"I have I think some residual fatigue and some residual sinus issues so I think I'm one of the lucky ones who kind of escaped those long term problems,” she said.

Scheu said while this Mayo Clinic backed up data is still new, it solidifies the importances of using safety precautions.

"I know we're hearing it all around, but it never hurts to hear again the importance of wearing our masks and social distancing and washing our hands,” Scheu said. “Preventing this disease in the first place is the best way to take care of these long term side-effects."

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