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Managing Post-COVID Syndrome


Submitted by Quad Cities Ketamine Clinic

In some people who recover from COVID-19, lingering health problems can continue for many weeks after the virus is gone. There are many terms for these conditions, such as post-COVID syndrome, long-COVID or long-term COVID, however many of these people are now collectively known as long-haulers. In the studies performed, the most common symptoms that persist among patients are difficulty breathing,  marked fatigue, fast heart rate, muscle aches, difficulty concentrating, headache, sleep problems, and even depression.

At Quad Cities Ketamine Clinic, we have been successfully managing the above-mentioned post-COVID Syndrome symptoms with Vitamin Infusions. Our infusions deliver fluids, antioxidants, electrolytes, vitamins, and nutrients directly to the bloodstream where the body can absorb them rabidly which helps to hasten the recovery time verses taking vitamins orally.

Read on to find out what is on our bags and how it can help with post-COVID syndrome.

Magnesium is essential in all significant metabolic processes: DNA and RNA synthesis, protein synthesis; nerve impulse transmission; muscle contraction; and membrane transport. It is an essential mineral that boosts the immune system and helps nerves, muscles, and heart to function property. Patients with COVID-19 or post-COVID Syndrome often complain of extreme fatigue, which can sometimes make them unable to walk more than a few steps. Magnesium may help reduce these symptoms.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C plays a vital role in the proper functioning of biological functions, such as collagen, L-carnitine, and other neurotransmitters. It also supports protein metabolism and has antioxidant properties, helping to protect cells against the adverse effects of free radicals. The accumulation of free radicals can lead, over time, to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis. Supplementation with Vitamin C boosts immunity, helping patients overcome Post-COVID Syndrome.

The COVID-19 infection leads to a systemic inflammation that persists even after the patient has been cured. Vitamin C can counter this inflammation in Post-COVID Syndrome.

B Vitamin Complex
Vitamin B is a complex of eight water-soluble vitamins that play an essential role in maintaining optimal energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. Each vitamin B is either a necessary factor in developing metabolic processes in good conditions or a precursor to them.

Being soluble in water, B vitamins are easily eliminated in the urine, so the excess is not generally toxic; B vitamin deficiencies are the basis of increased fatigue and more or less severe symptoms. Fatigue is a common symptom of Post-COVID Syndrome, which can be lessened with a B Vitamin Complex.

Hydroxycobalamin (B12)
Vitamin B12 (also called cobalamin, contains cobalt) is a water-soluble vitamin (soluble in water, circulates through the bloodstream). Vitamin B12 is necessary for the health of nerve tissue and for the generation of red blood cells (erythrocytes).

People with pernicious anemia, vegetarians, vegans, and people who have recently suffered from COVID-19 have, along with other vitamin deficiencies, a Vitamin B12 deficiency.

You may have heard of O2 saturation, and one of the leading causes for low O2 saturation is the lack of red blood cells. Red blood cells are the vehicles used for transporting oxygen to the tissues. More red blood cells mean more efficient oxygenation.

Zinc actively participates in the optimal development of cellular functions. It plays an important role in cell-mediated immunity, bone formation, tissue growth, and  helps brain function. At the same time, it regenerates liver function and has antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

Cell-mediated immunity is a determinant factor of the severity of COVID-19. Supplementation with Zinc helps patients boost their natural immunity.

Under conditions of intense physical exertion, the body can no longer produce enough taurine. COVID-19 is a condition where the body is under immense stress, causing it to enter, in some circumstances, in a state called metabolic acidosis that can persist for long periods. Taurine supplementation is used essentially when the human body cannot produce it anymore.

Glutathione is often referred to as the “mother of antioxidants.” It protects the body against oxidative stress. Glutathione neutralizes free radicals and unstable oxygen cells, and heavy metals found in the body and helps prevent the consequences of free radicals, such as premature aging, chronic fatigue, intestinal disorders, and neurodegenerative problems.

Glutathione also has substantial effects on the immune system, can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, and helps detoxify the liver. People with post-COVID Syndrome have a weakened immune system and are at risk of cardiovascular disease. Because of its properties, supplementation with glutathione is excellent in the management of post-COVID Syndrome.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D helps the body respond to an illness by boosting the immune system and regulating the body’s inflammatory response. It has shown to have both potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. Many studies have shown that patients with severe cases of COVID 19 overwhelmingly were also deficient in Vitamin D and that have shown therapeutic improvement in patients symptoms and a reduction in inflammatory markers associated with COVID-19 when patients were supplemented with Vitamin D.

Lactated Ringers
Lactated Ringer’s solution is an electrolyte solution based on the normal balance in a person’s body. Imbalances in these electrolytes caused by illness and dehydration and lead to many of the above mentioned post-COVID symptoms. Lactated Ringers can  improve these imbalances and thus help with those symptoms.

Quad Cities Ketamine Clinic adheres by all the CDC safety regulations. Our staff is fully immunized and rooms thoroughly sanitized between patients. For the safety of our patients and staff, we will not treat anyone with active COVID-19. We ask that you wait 20 days after a positive COVID-19 test before coming into our clinic for IV infusion.

If you think Ketamine therapy may help you or a loved one, please contact Quad Cities Ketamine Clinic at 563-219-7127 or visit us at www.quadcitiesketamine.com.