Many of us have had Covid in some fashion or another. Regardless of the severity, sometimes even after a "full" recovery, there are nagging and lingering symptoms. It's not your imagination. Common complaints include:
Shortness of breath
Methods of treatment
Fortunately, there's relief. We have been helping patients successfully treat and manage Long Term Covid symptoms. Often the "prescription" is a balance of medical management (our role) and self-management (the patient's behaviors).
We tailor "Long Covid" treatments according to the condition of the patient. One size does not fit all. In addition to discussing exercise and sleep rituals, we may recommend clinical testing (such as chest X-rays, EKG), and other imaging and labs (including full blood or specific blood panel testing) to best determine the most appropriate therapy.
Many patients have one or more additional conditions such as diabetes, respiratory, kidney or heart disease co-occurring with Long Covid. We are mindful of those conditions as we examine a patient's underlining cause of symptoms and make informed judgments about treating Long Covid.
The changing landscape of Long Covid protocols
Last month, we attended the New York State Department of Health on The Use of Multidisciplinary Approaches to Long COVID Care advocating the use of holistic / patient-centered approaches. Since that time, additional recommendations from a variety of disciplines have yielded other successful approaches. We diligently monitor these updates and bring all proven strategies to our patients. Even as the treatments change, we are guided by science and the data.
It is unlikely that these conditions will go away on their own. Please contact us by email or phone (716) 277-0267 to discuss what you're experiencing and how we might be able to help you feel like yourself again.