Contracting COVID-19 is a distressing experience that affects people differently, meaning you may have different care and wellbeing needs to others.
Although most people who have a mild case of COVID-19 recover quickly, around one in ten patients will report prolonged symptoms that can last for several weeks or even months.
These symptoms can include chronic fatigue, shortness of breath, a cough and loss of sense of taste and smell, among others. Where symptoms persist past 12 weeks, this is known as post-Covid syndrome.
If your symptoms last for more than 12 weeks, you may require support to ensure that you recover well.
NHS North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) have compiled a variety of self-help resources, as well as information on the services available locally that can assist you with post-Covid syndrome. This information covers things like diet, exercise and smoking (if applicable), getting back to work and when to seek further support.
Across the Tees Valley, local authorities and NHS trusts offer a wealth of support to people living with post-Covid syndrome. You can access this information by visiting: https://nenc-teesvalley.icb.nhs.uk/recovering-from-covid-19/
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