Skill Checkup: A 50-Year-Old Man Who Recovered From COVID-19 Is Still Experiencing Persistent Fatigue

Enrico Brunetti, MD


May 11, 2023

The average length of time it takes for patients to recover from long COVID-19 is 3-4 months. However, the physician should be sure to reiterate that recovery times are different for everyone, and sometimes symptoms can persist longer.

Unfortunately, there is no test for long COVID-19 and no single treatment. Physicians generally suggest that patients continue to monitor and manage their symptoms at home and seek medical care as symptoms worsen. Other approaches include lifestyle interventions, such as counselling, nutrition and physical activity. If symptoms are severe, patients may be referred to a specialist or a rehabilitation centre to assist with recovery.


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