SIU School of Medicine will open a post-COVID clinic
A new clinic at the SIU School of Medicine will help those with long COVID.
It's estimated that as many as 1 in 4 COVID patients experience lingering symptoms even after they're recovered from their initial infection.
Known as long-haulers, these patients may experience symptoms like brain fog, fatigue, kidney dysfunction, and breathing trouble for months after they've had COVID. Even those who only had a mild case of COVID may experience long-term issues that can disrupt their daily life.
The clinic will bring together a variety of specialists to support patients and help with the long-term recovery process.