BHRUT has developed a service for those suffering from Long Covid.
It is estimated that one in 10 people who get Covid-19 have ongoing symptoms for 12 weeks or longer. Long COVID is diagnosed when these lasting symptoms cannot be explained by an alternative diagnosis.
Symptoms can vary a lot, fluctuate over time, and may have an impact on your ability to do day-to-day activities. The most common symptoms are:
- Extreme tiredness
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle ache
- Difficulty concentrating/ memory loss/ confusion
- Loss of smell or taste
- Trouble sleeping
- Worry/ anxiety
- Fast heart rate.
If you are concerned that you may be experiencing Long Covid, please contact your doctor who will discuss your symptoms and may carry out further tests. Depending on the outcome of these tests, your doctor may then refer you to the Long Covid service.
To be eligible for a referral to the Long Covid service you must be 18 years and above and live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge.
Full details of these services are available here.