Doctors offer tips to patients suffering from long-term effects of coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates around one in every three people infected with the coronavirus will experience prolonged symptoms.
Dr. Marc Brodsky, of Stamford's Post COVID Clinic at Stamford Health's Center for Integrative Medicine, says it's important to help with long hauler patients' pain.
"First thing we do is find muscle knots and these may be trigger points of pain and non-pain symptoms," Brodsky says.
Doctors also say it's important to eat foods and supplements with Vitamin D to reduce inflammation in the body and the brain.
Experts also say it's important to reach out to a doctor if something doesn't feel right to rule out other issues.
Doctors also say it's important to get at least seven hours of sleep to heal.
Patients are also are advised to be active even if they don't feel like it.
Doctors say the body needs to get back into condition after the virus.
Brodsky says one of the most important treatments is a 30-minute walk a day.
Neurologists like Dr. Jennifer Werely says exercise can also help with brain fog.
"It activates blood flow to the brain, it gets oxygen to the brain," Werely says. "It's good for mind and body."