HealthWatch: The COVID Effect, Long-Term Health Problems Plaguing Patients | WFRV Local 5

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ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – COVID-19 is beginning to show itself to be more than just a respiratory illness. Some patients are still fighting off symptoms of the disease months after recovery. From skin problems to brain and neurological issues, here are some of the possible long-term health effects of COVID that you need to know about.

“It was scary. It’s the worst I’ve ever felt in my life,” said Clarence Troutman, a COVID-19 Survivor. Getting COVID can be life-altering. Not just while you are battling the disease, but months, possibly years after beating it. “If your lungs are not in prime shape, your heart suffers and your whole body,” said Purvi Parikh, MD, an Immunologist of Allergy and Asthma at NYU Langone Health.

According to a recent study, patients who had Coronavirus are seven times more likely to suffer a stroke than flu patients. 30 percent of patients developed

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Thinking about making a dentist appointment? What you need to know

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Thinking about scheduling a dentist appointment? The World Health Organization encourages a remote consultation first, and that any routine non-essential care (like checkups or cleanings) be delayed until there is a sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates.

Though if rates are low in your area and you’re overdue for an appointment, reach out to your dentist to discuss. According to Dr. Chad Gehani, the president of the American Dental Association (ADA), dental health is “vital to overall health.” Though it’s important to note that a visit may look a little different these days.

“Many times people do not comprehend that teeth are attached to the body, to the bone and head, and that it is as important to take care of their teeth as their organs,” he said. “Most of the dental diseases are preventable and, if detected in an early stage, they are very inexpensive and they are very

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