Sexual dysfunction and hair loss are being reported as additional symptoms long-COVID patients experience, a new study reports.
The odds of those infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 suffering long-COVID are 20-50% less than those infected during the Delta wave of COVID.
Six months following COVID-19 infection, two-thirds of patients still experienced neurological symptoms including headaches, memory impairment, and decreased concentration that impacted their quality of life.
Researchers have identified elevated levels of a biomarker in the blood that persists for months in long COVID patients who experience neuropsychiatric symptoms.
Even mild COVID-19 infection can lead to cognitive alterations and brain shrinkage, researchers report. The findings could help explain the brain changes that contribute to long-COVID.
Regular exercise may break inflammation associated with long-COVID that leads to diabetes, depression, and cognitive impairment in the months following infection.
Researchers report some patients with long-COVID have lasting nerve damage that appears to be caused by infection-triggered immune dysfunction.