If you are struggling with lingering symptoms after recovering from COVID-19, Weill Cornell Medicine would like to partner with you to help.
Long COVID Symptoms
Most people who have COVID-19 recover completely within two to three weeks. However, many people continue to experience prolonged symptoms and complications. Between 10 to 30 percent of people with a history of COVID-19 may continue to experience symptoms long after their initial illness.
While COVID-19 is mainly seen as a respiratory disease that affects the lungs, it can affect other organs, including the heart, brain, and kidneys. Research shows that the body's immune response may also contribute to chronic COVID-19 symptoms.
The most common chronic post-COVID-19 symptoms in adults include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- “Brain fog”—including memory loss and difficulty concentrating
- Change in taste or smell
- Difficulty sleeping
- Joint pain
- Chest pain
Some people may also experience persistent heart issues and lung damage. These people often had more severe cases of the disease. For more information about post-COVID-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC for the latest information.
Care and Treatment Plan
At Weill Cornell Medicine, our physicians will perform a comprehensive initial evaluation of your health. This will help determine if any other conditions are playing a role in these symptoms.
Based on the evaluation, our providers will work with you to develop a personalized care plan. If you need to see a specialist for your symptoms, we can refer you to one of our expert physicians.
Make an Appointment
If you have lingering COVID-19 symptoms, make an appointment today with any of our Weill Cornell Medicine providers. You can make an appointment by calling (646) 962-8100.
Leading in Research and Treatment Against COVID-19
Weill Cornell Medicine, in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, are leaders in providing treatment for patients with COVID-19 and COVID-related conditions. In addition to caring for patients, Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to understanding this complex disease and developing new and better ways to treat these prolonged symptoms.