Long covid or “post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2

Oh my! Patients who have had the covid infection are often finding that they do not “bounce back” fast. In fact, a significant number of covid patients have lingering side effects


The World Health Organization report found that up to 10% with COVID-19 still have symptoms 12 weeks (!) later.

  • What are the symptoms?
    • Excessive fatigue
    • Cough
    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Brain fogginess with difficulty concentrating and with memory

The persistence of these symptoms may lead people to leave their jobs and it is known that prolonged absence from a person’s workplace is detrimental to physical, social, mental and financial well-being.

Ask your physician if she can write for appropriate workplace accommodations and adjustments.  Maybe your job or work environment can be tweaked for a few weeks to help your symptoms improve. 

Primary care physicians and occupational medicine physicians can help advise human resources or management leaders on return-to-work strategies.

The long-term health effects from SARS-CoV-2 infection are unknown.  Ask your physician for help.

Better yet, if you are unvaccinated, get vaccinated.  The vaccine greatly decreases your risk of contracting covid-19 and thereby decreasing your chance of long covid. 

Take care of yourself.

About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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