We have been listening to about COVID ‘lengthy hauler’ sufferers for some time, however precisely what which means continues to be a thriller to loads of us. Dr. Kristin Englund explains.
CLEVELAND — Everybody’s COVID-19 expertise is totally different, and a few folks take lots longer to get well than others, so the Cleveland Clinic is opening a brand new clinic particularly to serve these people and sharing all the main points about their distinctive wants on this week’s three Issues to Know with Stephanie Haney podcast.
Cleveland Clinic infectious illness specialist Dr. Kristin Englund joins me to clarify what makes a affected person qualify for remedy within the new ‘Lengthy COVID Clinic,’ set to open on the finish of January, and her targets for this system.
“We now have put collectively a beautiful group of specialists actually from just about each specialty right here on the Cleveland Clinic, they usually’re bringing their very own experience based mostly upon the signs that these sufferers are persisting with,” Dr. Englund tells me within the new episode, launched on Saturday, December 19.
“Our hope is to mainly get an total image of what our sufferers are going via, after which have the ability to transfer them into the suitable care path into the specialties the place they’re going to get skilled care.”
If you happen to suppose being younger and wholesome exempts you from worrying about changing into a COVID ‘lengthy hauler,’ or a ‘Lengthy COVID’ affected person, because the medical doctors name them, suppose once more.
“We’re seeing folks of all ages, and folks of all underlying well being points, many individuals who have been completely wholesome earlier than they’d their COVID prognosis, and now they’re discovering that their lives are a bit of bit totally different,” Dr. Englund tells me. “They’re beginning to have signs, they’re persisting with these signs for 4 weeks, a number of months, longer.”
We cowl lots within the podcast, together with how lengthy these sufferers are contagious, whether or not they need to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and the lasting signs which can be most regarding to medical doctors.
Plus, 3News’ Jason Frazer joins me to share what you Must Know in NEO concerning the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Heart, and I break down why the US Facilities for Illness Controls (sure, the CDC), of all organizations is A Good Comply with on Instagram.
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