NEW YORK, NY – Doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital have recently opened post-COVID-19 treatment and care center, after identifying numerous patients suffering from lingering illness and discomfort after the virus.
Even months after recovering from COVID-19, many patients still experience debilitating symptoms from the virus, according to ABC 7 New York. David Putrino, a doctor of neuroscience and the Director of Rehabilitation Innovation at Mount Sinai, reports that between 5% and 15% of patients who had COVID-19 suffer from symptoms, even after they recover.
Putrino explained that data from the Mount Sinai Health System demonstrate that post-COVID-19 symptoms are a reality that doctors do not yet understand. These symptoms vary from patient to patient and may impact numerous different systems in the body. Putrino explained that some of the most common symptoms post-COVID-19 include:
- Memory loss or a feeling of “brain fog”
- Gastro-Intestinal (GI) disorders
- Back pain
- Chest pain
Given the significant number of patients struggling with post-COVID-19 symptoms, Putrino organized with doctors from a variety of specialties to develop a solution. Part of this plan includes opening the new post-COVID-19 care center at Mount Sinai Hospital in Union Square. This center aims to treat patients who are struggling with these post-virus symptoms and learn more about the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the body.
The cause of post-coronavirus symptoms is unknown at this time. However, research on this phenomenon indicates that patients between 36 and 38 years old, who did not have a severe form of the virus, appear to be at the most significant risk of residual health concerns.