COVID was a terrible time in everyone's life. In fact the last 2 to 3 years have been the best and the worst of times. But to be honest I personally do not like this "new normal" as we are told to now live. Have you like me wondered "what has happened to people" and "has everyone lost their mind?
Well, according to the LONG HAUL COVID symptoms this may actually just be the case. Now bear in mind this is the COVID infection and not symptoms of COVID V@$%^&*. Many people who were positively diagnosed with Covid infection have found that since having that infection they are "just not their normal selves". So lets look at it closer.
According to thelancet.com "Our work shows that 45% of COVID-19 survivors, regardless of hospitalisation status, were experiencing a range of unresolved symptoms at ∼ 4 months."
The WHO statistics say that there have been 760,360,956 cases so far as of 13 March 2023. So this means that 342 162 430 people are still suffering from the effects of their Covid infection 4 months after having it. Some even longer than 4 months!!!
So let's look at some of the symptoms of long haul Covid.
Because the clinical presentation of long COVID can include numerous organ systems and symptoms, it is very difficult to actually call it "Long haul Covid". Because of this your doctor or health care practitioner should fully assess for physical, cognitive, psychological, and psychiatric symptoms.
As you can see in the diagram above there are many varied symptoms of Covid as well as the Covid V@#$%^&. We have been picking these symptoms up on our machines and when sending clients for blood test we are positively identifying the same on the blood tests. The biggest changes we are seeing on our machines are the following:
Low Prothombin Time (PTT) : this means that the blood may be clotting too quickly. This can be due to inflammation but also can be due to Covid or V@#
High hsCRP : high leves of hs-CRP in the blood has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein is produced by the body when blood-vessel walls are inflamed. The higher your levels of hs-CRP, the higher your levels of inflammation tend to be.
High Insulin and HbA1C Markers : COVID seems to have a dramatic effect on stimulating cytokines, which are inflammatory factors. That makes insulin resistance worse and can elevate blood sugars. COVID-19 triggers insulin resistance in patients, causing chronic metabolic disorders that were non-existent prior to infection.
High PTH (Parathyroid Hormone) : COVID-19 infection causes a hypersensitive immune reaction and widespread inflammation in various organs of the body, especially through cytokines in the lungs. This cytokine-mediated widespread inflammation can also affect the parathyroid glands, resulting in impaired parathyroid secretion. Too much PTH causes calcium levels in your blood to rise too high, which can lead to health problems such as bone thinning and kidney stones.
Symptoms may be so mild and nonspecific that they don't seem related to parathyroid function, or they may be severe. The range of signs and symptoms include:
Weak bones that break easily (osteoporosis)
Stomach (abdominal) pain
Tiring easily or weakness
Depression or forgetfulness
Bone and joint pain
Frequent complaints of illness with no clear cause
Nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite
High blood pressure
Poor blood flow
Numbness, pins and needles
Dizziness and memory issues
Nerve issues : We are noticing a lot of nerve damage being made after Infection AND
especially after V@#. There was an increased risk of having Bell's Palsy together with Guillain-Barré syndrome after the vaccine.
According to The University of Edinburgh, they "looked at seven different conditions of the nervous system. These are conditions that have been reported in patients following COVID-19 infection or vaccination and may require people to be admitted to hospital. Some, like stroke, are fairly common in the general population. Others, like Guillain-Barré syndrome, are rare.
Acute central nervous system (CNS) demyelination – when the protective layer (myelin) around nerves becomes damaged in the brain and spinal cord, over a short period of time.
Encephalitis, myelitis and meningitis – inflammation/swelling of the brain (encephalitis), spinal cord (myelitis), and the membrane which covers the brain and spinal cord (meningitis).
Guillain-Barré syndrome – damage to the nervous system, which causes numbness and weakness. This happens mostly in the arms and legs. In severe cases, it can affect people’s breathing.
Bell’s Palsy – a short-term weakness in, or being unable to move, one side of the face.
Myasthenic disorders – a group of conditions resulting in muscle weakness. These can affect most parts of the body but commonly affect muscles that control the eyes, face and throat.
Haemorrhagic stroke – a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain.
Subarachnoid haemorrhage – bleeding in the space between the brain and surrounding membranes.
What were the results?
Of the 32.5 million vaccinated people in England included in the study, just over 2 million had a positive COVID-19 test, either before or after vaccination. Around 1.8 million of these people tested positive before being vaccinated. And after the infection, analysis data from people in England, found a significant link between COVID-19 infection and an increased risk of three of the seven conditions listed above over the 28 days after a positive PCR test for COVID-19:
Guillain-Barré syndrome - extra 145 cases per 10 million people infected
Encephalitis, myelitis and meningitis - extra 123 cases per 10 million people infected
Myasthenic disorders - extra 163 cases per 10 million people infected.
The risk of developing Guillain-Barré syndrome in the 28 days after having a COVID-19 infection was over five times higher than the usual risk.
Muscle weakness : We are seeing an increase in muscle weakness in people after COVID infection and V@#. According to a research article: a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW article Front. Public Health, 21 October 2022 Sec. Infectious Diseases: Epidemiology and Prevention Volume 10 - 2022 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.1007637
Inflammatory myopathy following coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination: A systematic review
1Department of Rheumatology, The Affiliated Hospital of Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanchang, China
2Department of Rheumatology, Key Laboratory of Myositis, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China
Introduction: Reports of unexpected side effects have accompanied the vaccination of larger proportions of the population against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including a few cases of inflammatory myopathy (IM). In a bid to improve understanding of the clinical course of vaccine complications, a systematic review of reported cases of IM following COVID-19 vaccination has been conducted.
Methods: The PRISMA guideline 2020 was followed. Two independent investigators systematically searched PubMed and Embase to identify relevant studies published up to July 2022, using the following keywords: COVID-19 Vaccine, inflammatory myositis. The Joanna Briggs Institute critical appraisal tools were used for the risk of bias.
Results: A total of 24 articles presenting clinical features of 37 patients with IM following COVID-19 vaccine were identified. Female patients composed 59.5% of cases and 82.4% had been vaccinated with BNT162b2 or ChAdOx1. Onset of symptoms occurred within 2 weeks of the first or second vaccine dose in 29 (85.3%) patients and included muscular weakness in 54.1% and skin rash in 71.4% of patients. Myositis specific autoantibodies (MSAs) and myositis associated autoantibodies (MAAs) were reported in 28 patients. Specific clinical subtypes of myositis, reported in 27 patients, included 22 (81.5%) cases of dermatomyositis (DM) and 3 (11.1%) cases of immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM). Following treatment, 32 (86.5%) patients showed improvement on follow-up.
Conclusion: COVID-19 vaccine may induce various clinical myositis subtypes and related antibodies. Muscular weakness was the most common presenting symptom. Clinicians should be aware of this unexpected adverse event following COVID-19 vaccination and arrange for appropriate management.
So as you can see research is showing the same as what we are seeing on our systems. So if you are not sure if your body is struggling with long Covid symptoms OR if the V@# has affected you then book for a consultation with one of our practitioners and let's do a full body scan on your body.
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If you are not able to get to us due to being ill, being far away or currently in Ramadan, you can send us either a hair sample or nail sample and we can still do the full body scan.
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