Moorpark Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Scotland

What We Treat

Long Covid Treatment

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and the effects of the virus continue for weeks or months beyond the initial illness, then you may be suffering from Long COVID. Long COVID is not to be underestimated – it can have a hugely detrimental impact on the sufferer, including feelings of isolation and frustration due to lack of advice.

What is Long COVID?

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and the effects of the virus continue for weeks or months beyond the initial illness, then you may be suffering from Long COVID. Long COVID is not to be underestimated – it can have a hugely detrimental impact on the sufferer, including feelings of isolation and frustration due to lack of advice.

To date, more than £50 million of government funding has been invested in Long COVID research projects. The purpose of these projects is to explore the symptoms and mechanisms of the condition, as well as treatments.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) determine someone to be suffering from Long COVID if they are:

  • Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 for 4-12 weeks after initial illness; or
  • Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, as well as other symptoms that can’t be explained by an alternative diagnosis, 12 weeks or more after initial illness

What are the symptoms of Long COVID?

The most common symptoms of long COVID are extreme tiredness (fatigue), loss of smell, shortness of breath and aching muscles.

However, you may also experience other symptoms after a COVID-19 infection. These include:

  • Memory or focus problems (“brain fog”)
  • Dizziness
  • Pain or tightness in the chest
  • Sleeping problems (insomnia)
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tinnitus or earaches
  • Nausea, diarrhoea or stomach aches
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Joint pain
  • Pins and needles
  • Loss of appetite
  • High temperature and flu like symptoms
  • Rashes

If you’re experiencing the above symptoms, it’s important to contact your GP. They will ask about your symptoms and how they’re affecting your life and wellbeing. You may then undergo testing to explore your symptoms and rule out other potential causes for your condition.

This may include blood tests, blood pressure and heart rate checks, a chest X-ray and measuring your oxygen levels.

How is long Covid treated?

Currently, there isn’t one single treatment or medication to treat Long COVID. Different kinds of support can be offered depending on the specific condition and symptoms of the sufferer, in order to help them best manage their experience of Long COVID.

Here for you

Your GP may refer you to a specialist rehabilitation service such as Moorpark, where a team of medical professionals will work with you to undergo a range of holistic therapies and treatments with the aim of improving your general health and wellbeing. These can include:

  • Biochemical Restoration
  • One to one sessions with a nutritionist
  • Trans-cranial Electro Stimulation
  • Hydrotherapy in our Spa Capsule
  • Massage & Reflexology
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • AçuDetox
  • HeartMath