Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Post-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) syndrome includes persistence of symptoms beyond viral clearance and fresh development of symptoms. symptoms that can last weeks or months after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. These conditions can have different types and combinations of health problems for different lengths of time. Unlike some of the other types of post-COVID conditions that only tend to occur in people who have had severe illness, these symptoms can happen to anyone who has had COVID-19, even if the illness was mild, or if they had no initial symptoms. People commonly report experiencing different combinations of the following symptoms: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, Tiredness or fatigue, Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental activities, Difficulty thinking or concentrating (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”) dry Cough Frequent Chest or stomach pain Headache, Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations, Joint or muscle pain. All these Post COVID symptoms are studied closely in patients hospitalised in different COVID hospitals for moderate to severe illness of COVID-19 in the second wave in Kanpur city. Effects of hospitalization can also include post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), which refers to health effects that begin when a person is in an intensive care unit (ICU) and can remain after a person returns home. These effects can include severe weakness, problems with thinking and judgment, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD involves long-term reactions to a very stressful event.
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