The Medical Complications and Symptomatic Management of Post Covid Syndrome- A Review

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COVID-19, Post covid complications, Rehabilitation program, Neuropsychiatric systems, Medical complications

Abstract

COVID-19 (multi-organ disease with a wide range of symptoms) is an ongoing pandemic, which are now extending to its long-term sequelea. The majority of patients make a recovery within 3–4 weeks of diminishing COVID-19, but a small percentage of patients continue to suffer from its persisting effects and develop sustained illness/medical problems, which can lead to long-term health issues. Fatigue, dyspnea, cough, headache, brain fog, anosmia, and dysgeusia are frequent symptoms of post-COVID-19 complications (PCS), although damage to the pulmonary, cardiovascular, cutaneous, musculoskeletal, and neuropsychiatric systems have also been observed. Patients with COVID-19 should be followed up for a long time after they have recovered, and a complete rehabilitation program can be established for them. Current scenario demands further epidemiological and clinical studies to establish the metaphors of PCS and its management. The present review aims to highlight the post COVID manifestations and management strategies as there is very limited evidence about the management of COVID-19 after the first three weeks of illness.

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Sudha M, J.K.K.Nattraja College of Pharmacy Namakkal (Dt), Kumarapalayam-638183, Tamil Nadu, India

Sudha Muthusamy, M. Pharm,

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology

Dr.R. Sambath Kumar, J.K.K.Nattraja College of Pharmacy Namakkal (Dt), Kumarapalayam-638183, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr.R. Sambath Kumar,

Professor and Head,

Department of Pharmaceutics,

J.K.K.Nattraja College of Pharmacy,

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