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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 04:51 AM

'How Long Can I Expect A Covid-19 Illness To Last?'

'How long can I expect a COVID-19 illness to last?; AP News, Oct. 13, 2020.

How long can I expect a COVID-19 illness to last? It depends. Most coronavirus patients have mild to moderate illness and recover quickly. Older, sicker patients tend to take longer to recover. That includes those who are obese, or have high blood pressure and other chronic diseases.

The World Health Organization says recovery typically takes two to six weeks. One U.S. study found that around 20% of non-hospitalized individuals ages 18 to 34 still had symptoms at least two weeks after becoming ill. The same was true for nearly half of people age 50 and older.

Among those sick enough to be hospitalized, a study in Italy found 87% were still experiencing symptoms two months after getting sick. Lingering symptoms included fatigue and shortness of breath. Dr. Khalilah Gates, a Chicago lung specialist, said many of her hospitalized COVID-19 patients still have coughing episodes, breathing difficulties and fatigue three to four months after infection.

She said itís hard to predict exactly when COVID-19 patients will return to feeling well. ďThe unsettling part of all this is we donít have all the answers,Ē said Gates, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine... https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-476754619ef76504abd1d7722b4b50a6

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 02:53 PM

1. My 74 year old husband has covid. Our doctor told

...him on Monday it might be 6 or 7 months until he feels normal again. He has heart & kidney disease. We're very grateful that he hasn't experience breathing issues. Not yet, anyway.

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Response to sueh (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 02:55 PM

3. I'm so sorry, I hope he stabilizes & continues w good care.

An epic monster disease with untold damage, pray for more treatments and vaccine progress, soon.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:26 PM

4. Thank you, appalachiablue.

We're taking it day by day and are very hopeful. We will not let the orange bafoon beat us. Stay safe and be well.

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Response to sueh (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:16 AM

5. excellent attitude, sueh

and remember that someone is always here on DU if you need to reach out or vent!

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Response to sueh (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 08:36 PM

6. That's great, good care & attitude mean a lot. Let us know

how things are when you have a chance. We're always here!

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