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Managing Long-Haul COVID Symptoms: Anosmia, Ageusia and More!

by A.J. Harewood

What are Long-Haul COVID Symptoms and How to Manage Them?

We all know by now that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a global pandemic, but many people are still suffering from its long-term effects. Long-haul COVID-19 is a term used to describe the lingering symptoms that some people experience after recovering from the virus. These symptoms can last for weeks, months, or even years, and can range from mild to severe. In this article, we will discuss what the Long-Haul COVID-19 symptoms are and how they can be managed.

Some of the most common symptoms of Long-Haul Covid-19 are, Anosmia which is a complete or partial loss of the sense of smell, and Ageusia is a complete or partial loss of the sense of taste. They can both have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. They can make it difficult to enjoy food and detect odors, which can also be a safety hazard.

Red Light Therapy for Anosmia, Ageusia and Other Long-Haul COVID Symptoms:

Anosmia and Ageusia are just two of the long-haul COVID symptoms for which Red light therapy can be effective in providing relief using our Whole Body Pods. This therapy uses a non-invasive LED to stimulate the body’s cells and alleviate inflammation by increasing the blood flow to damaged tissues to promote healing. A Clinical Pilot Study from March 16, 2023 from The Journal of BioPhotonics states: Our results showed a significant functionality improvement of both olfactory and gustatory functionality. Extensive studies with large data and long-term follow-up periods are warranted.

Other Long-Haul COVID Symptoms:

Losing the sense of smell (Anosmia), and the sense of taste (Ageusia) can be extremely difficult to navigate. That said, there are other symptoms that can present post-COVID (long-haul COVID) that can also be relieved with Red Light Therapy, and they are as follows:

  • Brain fog (difficulty focusing or concentrating)

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Depression / Anxiety

  • Headaches

  • Vertigo / lightheadedness

  • Fatigue

  • Pins and needles sensations

Tips for Managing Other Long-Haul COVID Symptoms:

It has become clear that the long-term effects of COVID-19 can be debilitating, difficult to manage, and that many people are struggling those symptoms. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help manage these symptoms and get back to feeling like yourself again.

Fatigue management is key for those dealing with Long-Haul COVID symptoms. Taking regular breaks throughout the day, getting enough sleep, and eating a balanced diet can all help reduce fatigue levels. Additionally, engaging in light exercise or yoga can also help boost energy levels.

Cognitive issues such as memory loss or difficulty concentrating can also be managed with lifestyle changes. Regularly engaging in activities that stimulate the brain such as puzzles or reading can help improve cognitive function over time.

Olfactory (smell) training therapy as mentioned by the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, is another method that has been found to be effective in helping people regain their sense of smell after COVID-19 infection. This can be performed by smelling things with typically strong odors like garlic, lemon, cloves, eucalyptus and rose.

Taking Care of Yourself is Key to Managing Long-Haul COVID Symptoms

It is important to be prepared to take care of your physical and mental health in order to manage the long-haul symptoms of COVID-19. It will be a process, but by focusing on your self-care, you can help reduce the severity of your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.

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The information contained in this article, and information curated from third-party links are for informational purposes only and should not be used or interpreted as a diagnosis or medical advice. It is your sole responsibility to consult with your medical doctor regarding any therapy plans or complementary care you might be considering for your personal medical care.


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