COVID-19 aftereffects

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Are you still feeling COVID-19 symptoms?

At Centro Médico ABC we develop diagnostic and follow-up protocols for patients recovered from COVID-19 that could present both physical and psychological aftereffects.

You still feel symptoms of COVID-19?

Difficulty breathing

Feeling very tired

Cough

Alterations in the voice and difficulty in swallowing

Chest pain

Abnormal heart rhythms

Shoulder and back muscle pain

Fear and anxiety

Difficulty managing your mood

Lack of memory or concentration

Check Up Post COVID-19

It includes 7 specialized studies for a timely diagnosis.


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Consult our specialists for proper monitoring and prevent permanent aftereffects.

    Are you still feeling COVID-19 symptoms?

    At Centro Médico ABC we develop diagnostic and follow-up protocols for patients recovered from COVID-19 that could present both physical and psychological aftereffects.

    Difficulty breathing

    Feeling very tired

    Cough

    Alterations in the voice and difficulty in swallowing

    Chest pain

    Abnormal heart rhythms

    Shoulder and back muscle pain

    Fear and anxiety

    Difficulty managing your mood

    Lack of memory or concentration

    Check Up Post COVID ABC

    It includes 7 specialized studies for a timely diagnosis.


    Más información

    Consult our specialists for proper monitoring and prevent permanent aftereffects.

      If you had COVID-19, and you still have some sequelae, we help you to have a comprehensive view of your health with this Check Up Post COVID-19 Studies that are included:

      Prevent permanent sequelae and schedule your appointment!

      Price of the Check Up Post COVID-19

      $10,500*

      *Price including VAT, valid as of December 31, 2021. Changes without prior notice, subject to restrictions

      With our Check Up Post COVID-19 you can identify different health problems such as:

      Shortness of Breath

      Affects lung cells
      There is scarring in the tissue
      Limits respiratory function
      May need oxygen for life

      Cardiovascular diseases

      Cardiac arrhythmias
      Clotting problems
      Complicated heart failure
      Myocarditis (Inflammation of the middle layer of the heart)

      Kidney and Liver

      Kidney injury
      Alteration of liver function tests

      Others

      Stroke
      Seizures from lack of oxygen
      Loss of smell and taste
      Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder

      COVID-19 aftereffects

      COVID-19 aftereffects can be of various types, both physical and psychological. They depend largely on the severity of the disease and the medical care the patient received.

      A patient who did not require hospitalization may not present any aftereffects, while a patient who was admitted to intensive care may have several aftereffects both due to the disease and immobility during treatment.

      Diagrama de secuelas de COVID-19

      Detect pulmonary fibrosis due to COVID-19 aftereffects in time

      One of the most affected functions after recovery from COVID-19 is the pulmonary function, the tissue is damaged and scars occur causing it to become thick and hard, making it difficult for oxygen to reach the blood vessels, affecting your breathing.

      The damage caused by pulmonary fibrosis is evolutionary and cannot be reversed. If caught early, it can be delayed and sometimes even stopped.

      When to consult
      a doctor?

      In case of presenting any symptoms mentioned in the table, see a specialist so that a pulmonary exploration can be carried out. The specialist may request additional tests, such as:

      • Respiratory capacity tests and studies.
      • Blood tests to evaluate other organs’ involvement.

      If detected early, pulmonary fibrosis can be stopped.

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      Signs and symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include the following:

      Symptoms:

      Difficulty breathing.

      A hacking, dry cough that does not get better.

      Tiredness.

      Weight loss for no apparent reason.

      Muscle and joint pain.

      One of the most affected functions after recovery from COVID-19 is the pulmonary function, the tissue is damaged and scars occur causing it to become thick and hard, making it difficult for oxygen to reach the blood vessels, affecting your breathing.

      The damage caused by pulmonary fibrosis is evolutionary and cannot be reversed. If caught early, it can be delayed and sometimes even stopped.

      If detected early, pulmonary fibrosis can be stopped.

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      Signs and symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include the following:

      Sintomas:

      Difficulty breathing.

      A hacking, dry cough that does not get better.

      Tiredness.

      Weight loss for no apparent reason.

      Muscle and joint pain.

      Secuelas COVID-19 | Tipos de secuelas por COVID

      When to consult
      a doctor?

      In case of presenting any symptoms mentioned in the table, see a specialist so that a pulmonary exploration can be carried out. The specialist may request additional tests, such as:

      • Respiratory capacity tests and studies.
      • Blood tests to evaluate other organs’ involvement.

      Early detection of myocarditis is key to preventing long-term damage.

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      Signs and symptoms of myocarditis include the following:

      Symptoms:

      Chest pain. Abnormal or fast heart rhythms (arrhythmias).

      Difficulty breathing at rest or during physical activity.

      Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet. Fatigue.

      Other signs and symptoms of a viral infection, such as headache, body aches, joint pain, fever, sore throat, or diarrhea.

      Detect Post-COVID-19 cardiovascular aftereffects early

      Patient case studies suggest that COVID-19 generates aftereffects in the cardiovascular system, in some cases presenting inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis). When the heart is inflamed, it cannot pump effectively due to edema, which can lead to heart failure, abnormal heart rates (arrhythmias), and sudden death.

      Early diagnosis is key to preventing long-term heart damage.

      When to consult a doctor?

      In case of presenting any symptoms mentioned in the table, see a specialist so that a cardiovascular examination can be carried out. The specialist may request additional tests, such as:

      • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
      • MRI
      • Echocardiogram

      Detect Post-COVID-19 cardiovascular aftereffects early

      Patient case studies suggest that COVID-19 generates aftereffects in the cardiovascular system, in some cases presenting inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis). When the heart is inflamed, it cannot pump effectively due to edema, which can lead to heart failure, abnormal heart rates (arrhythmias), and sudden death.

      Early diagnosis is key to preventing long-term heart damage.

      Early detection of myocarditis is key to preventing long-term damage.

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      Signs and symptoms of myocarditis include the following:

      Symptoms:

      Chest pain. Abnormal or fast heart rhythms (arrhythmias).

      Difficulty breathing at rest or during physical activity.

      Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet. Fatigue.

      Other signs and symptoms of a viral infection, such as headache, body aches, joint pain, fever, sore throat, or diarrhea.

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      When to consult a doctor?

      In case of presenting any symptoms mentioned in the table, see a specialist so that a cardiovascular examination can be carried out. The specialist may request additional tests, such as:

      • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
      • MRI
      • Echocardiogram

      Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic
      stress disorder
      can be COVID-19 aftereffects

      These aftereffects can be caused both by the immune response to the virus or by stressors such as social isolation, the psychological impact of a new serious and possibly fatal disease, or concern about contagion to family and friends.

      Depression: It is an emotional disorder that causes a constant feeling of sadness and a loss of interest in doing different activities.

      Anxiety: People with anxiety disorders often have intense, excessive, and persistent worries and fears about everyday situations.

      Post-traumatic stress disorder: It is a mental health illness triggered by a terrifying situation, whether you have experienced or witnessed it.

      When to consult a doctor?

      If you feel depressed or anxious, go to our specialists for an assessment, diagnosis, and proper treatment or contact a close friend or loved one.

      If you think you are capable of hurting yourself or attempting suicide, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

      Among the signs and symptoms of depression:

      • Feelings of sadness, crying, emptiness, or hopelessness
      • Outbursts of anger, irritability, or frustration
      • Loss of interest
      • Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or sleeping too much
      • Tiredness and lack of energy
      • Anxiety, agitation, or restlessness
      • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
      • Difficulty thinking, concentrating, making decisions, and remembering things
      • Frequent or recurring thoughts about death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, or suicide

      Among the signs and symptoms of anxiety:

      • Feeling nervous, agitated, or tense
      • Feeling of impending danger, panic, or catastrophe
      • Increased heart rate
      • Accelerated breathing (hyperventilation)
      • Feeling weak or tired
      • Having trouble falling asleep
      • Having gastrointestinal problems (GI)

      Among the signs and symptoms of PTSD:

      • Recurring, involuntary, and distressing memories of the traumatic event
      • Reliving the traumatic event
      • Disturbing dreams or nightmares about the traumatic event
      • Severe emotional distress or physical reactions to things that remind you of the traumatic event