Living a Healthy Life after COVID-19: The Mysteries of Long COVID

Living a Healthy Life after COVID-19: The Mysteries of Long COVID

The world has changed in many ways since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. While we now have vaccines and treatments that reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill, the COVID-19 virus is still with us. For some, a previous COVID-19 infection has left them with long-term effects known as post-COVID conditions or long COVID.

There are more than 200 reported symptoms associated with long COVID—some of which can be debilitating and interfere with daily life—including:

  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Heart palpitations
  • Brain fog
  • Headache
  • Problems sleeping
  • Lightheadedness
  • Change in taste or smell
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint or muscle pain

If you or someone you know is dealing with post-COVID conditions, you might be wondering, what now? What exactly are we dealing with, what can we expect and what treatment options are available?

Get the Answers You Need

Join us for our informative video series on long COVID symptoms and treatments. The series will cover a wide range of essential topics, such as:

  • What COVID-19 looks like today and what to expect regarding new variants and treatments.
  • How COVID-19 affects children, newborns and pregnancy.
  • Lifestyle medicine and alternative treatments.
  • Holland Hospital’s long COVID programs that can help.

The videos will feature interviews with Holland Hospital experts from various medical specialties answering important questions about long COVID. These experts include:

  • Matt Steinberger, MD - Holland Hospital Hospital Medicine
  • Betsy Beckman, MD - Holland Hospital Pediatrics
  • Margret Duncan, MD – Holland Community Health Center
  • Michael Lamphere, DNP – Holland Hospital Internal Medicine
  • Kristyn Oswald, MD - Ob/Gyn Associates of Holland
  • Joe VanderMeer, MD – Holland Hospital Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy
  • Courtney Erickson-Adams, MD - Holland Hospital Family & Lifestyle Medicine
  • Tyler Murphy, MD – Holland Hospital Internal & Lifestyle Medicine
  • Matt Hilton, DO - Holland Hospital Family & Lifestyle Medicine
  • Tom Scott-Rund, OTRL, Libby Smith, CCC-SLP, and Micah Vanderhill, DPT – Holland Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehab Services

Visit our long COVID event page to register and learn about what COVID long-haulers are facing, what treatments are available and how to get the help you need if you’re struggling physically or mentally. This video series is designed to help you find the answers you need and learn how you can live a healthy life after COVID-19.

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