RxDx Post-COVID Rehabilitation Clinic
Enabling patients with continuing symptoms to Rebound to Health
Post COVID Syndrome: Long Term Effects of COVID-19
Reports regarding residual effects of COVID 19 continue to circulate.
Patients who have recovered are exhibiting neurological, autoimmune and cardiovascular symptoms that could manifest itself in the forms of strokes, heart attacks, multisystem inflammatory syndrome, cytokine storm, loss of taste and smell, and fatigue. Some of these symptoms may occur and last for weeks after recovery.
Dr Chhavi Mehra, Consultant Internist, explains Post COVID effects in this video
Around 50% COVID patients who recovered have one or more lingering symptoms. This is also called Post-Covid Syndrome or Long Covid
Mental health conditions
Metabolic disruption (eg. poor control of diabetes)
Rashes on skin
Shortness of breath
Muscle pains and weakness
What’s unique about RxDx Post-COVID Rehabilitation Programme?
The Long-Covid rehab clinics are lead by experienced RxDx’s physicians and are supported by Physiotherapists, Nutritionists, Mental Health Counsellors and trained Nursing Team. The post-Covid rehab clinic services are available face-to-face at our clinics or at your home in Bengaluru or through online mode globally.
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- Free Home Sample Collection (within 5 km of RxDx)
- Free Contactless Medicine Delivery (within 5 km of RxDx)
- ₹25/km beyond 5 km
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How to enrol in the Long COVID programme of RxDx?
+91 901 409 1111
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How to pay for the programme?
Letter of Authorization from your company, in case your company has a tie-up with RxDx
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Post-COVID Syndrome?
Post COVID syndrome, also going by Long COVID, Post Viral Syndrome, and so forth, is the collective term currently used for symptoms experienced by patients who have recovered or are experiencing residual COVID symptoms or relapse, or going through a delayed recovery from serious complication, or developing something new that can be clinically attributed to the viral infection.
Post-acute COVID-19 symptoms may extend beyond 3 weeks from the onset of first symptom. Chronic-COVID-19 cases have symptoms extending beyond 12 weeks.
Lung, kidney, heart damages have been reported from patients requiring ICU care. However, a concerning fact remains that reports of COVID-19 effects relapsing / remitting or even development of new symptoms, aren’t limited to severe or critical patients. Growing evidence indicates that people with relatively mild symptoms, even those who have recovered at home, are also experiencing prolonged illness.
Why does the post-COVID symptoms happen?
Only a certain percentage of the population experiences the condition, possibly due to one or a few of many reasons, namely persistent presence of virus in blood (possibly due to patient’s inadequate or absent immune response), inflammatory or other immune response, relapse or reinfection, and post-traumatic stress or other mental health factors.
What is RxDx Post-COVID Rehab Clinic?
RxDx’s Post-COVID clinic is designed as a multidisciplinary facility intended to manage patients witnessing a delayed recovery from a COVID-19 episode managed either in a dedicated COVID Care Hospital (DCH), a COVID Care Centre (CCC), or in Home Isolation. Our mission is to help such patients rebound to their original health.
RxDx Post-COVID Clinic team comprises of:
- General Physician
- Nursing Team
We are also supported by:
- Lab Team
- Radiology Team
- Pharmacy Team
How common is post-COVID syndrome?
What are the long-term health impacts of SARS-COV-2?
Unlike regular flu whose effects are limited within the respiratory system, SARS-COV-2 virus can attack multiple organs. Post-COVID syndrome or the post viral syndrome’s common neurological complaints have been fatigue (sometimes chronic fatigue) and brain fog (troubled memory or concentration).
In severe cases, patients have experienced what’s known as a ‘cytokine storm’ – a condition in which the human body’s immune system goes into a potentially fatal overdrive and causes multi-organ failure. This was noticed with influenza, SARS and MERS-CoV too.
Following long-term impacts are being noticed and monitored in patients who recovered from COVID-19:
• Shortness of breath
• Post viral cough
• Altered taste
• Fatigue / chronic fatigue
• Muscular weakness
• Scarring of the lung (symptom is persistent shortness of breath)
• Gastrointestinal tract infection
• Cardiovascular problems
• Skin issues
• Kidney ailments
• Neurological conditions like memory issues, confusion
• Mental health issues
• Blood clot that could lead to:
◦ Stroke or cause irreversible damage to the brain
◦ If the clot enters lungs, it can destroy the lung tissue
How long does the COVID-19 symptoms last?
Can coronavirus symptoms come and go?
Which organs are most commonly affected by the SARS-Cov-2?
What is chronic fatigue (myalgic encephalomyelitis)?
How chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affects patients?
Patients experiencing long term effects are also known as COVID-Long Haulers.
According to experts, CFS can have debilitating impact on these COVID long-haulers. As per studies, CFS is triggered by flu which leaves:
• 75% of those affected unable to work
• 25% patients become homebound or bedridden
• It impacts 15 million to 30 million people worldwide,
What might be causing post COVID-19 fatigue?
• Some dysfunction in the central nervous system apparently triggered by COVID-19
• The affected patient doesn’t seem to exhibit the same level of cognitive abilities which was there prior to contracting the virus
• Common symptoms of CFS among the COVID long-haulers are fatigue, pain, post exercise-malaise, and “brain fog” – a problem related to memory and concentration
What could be the other long-term effects of the virus on a corona survivor?
Experts are learning how else the virus could impact a patient who recovered from COVID-19. Several long-term and large cohort studies have been repurposed to study the effects of the pandemic. It may take some time till concrete answers could be given. However, some insights could be drawn from the survivors of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a coronavirus that originated in 2003. Two studies were conducted in Hong Kong on the long-term effects of SARS. The findings are:
• One study revealed that only 78% of SARS patients were able to return to full‐time work 1 year after infection
• Another study, found that 40% of people recovering from SARS still had chronic fatigue symptoms 3.5 years after being diagnosed
• Viral infections such as SARS and Epstein-Barr virus are known to trigger chronic fatigue syndrome that can last for months or years.
What are the inflammatory effects of COVID-19?
What is the COVID cytokine storm?
What kind of skin problems are noticed as part of Post COVID symptoms?
What is the significance of chest pain in long-COVID?
What cardiovascular complications are associated with post-COVID?
Those with heart issues as comorbidity have reported cardiopulmonary complications. Some previously active and young patients have reported experiencing heart and lung complications like dysrhythmias, pulmonary embolus, myocarditis, pericarditis, myocardial infarction, etc. even several weeks after acute COVID-19.