On the other hand, long COVID is not too uncommon. The new study claims that one in five adults under the age of 65 years old experience some level of the condition.
The new study in question employed machine learning techniques to identify symptom groups among 35,000 patients who have long-COVID. These patients all had symptoms that persisted at least 30-180 days after their original COVID-19 diagnosis. An algorithm that took into account 137 distinct symptoms was used to classify the patients into four principal groups.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have a list of symptoms based on categories. Those include the following:
- Symptoms that get worse after a physical or mental effort
- Fatigue that interferes with daily life
Respiratory and heart symptoms:
- Heart palpitations
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Sleep problems
- Dizziness when you stand up
- Change in smell or taste
- Depression or anxiety
- Pins-and-needles feelings
- Brain fog
The new study was published in Nature Medicine.
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