For over a year I’ve been paying close attention to the concept of people suffering for months after getting the “virus”. Maybe they are suffering with a lingering cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, joint pain, rapid heart rate or more.
We are getting a much better understanding that Post-“viral” syndrome is a REAL thing and research is pointing to an autoimmune response – meaning after having the virus a person now has created antibodies (an army) against their own body!! WOW! And to top it off it may have something to do with estrogen-dominance and thyroid dysfunction!
Now, it’s not unheard of for someone to develop an autoimmune disease after having some viral infections but it is being documented now more than ever! Many of the symptoms we are seeing are very “autoimmune” in nature and a large percentage are even having positive autoimmune markers in blood when previously they had none!
What do we do? We address the gut, we address the hormones, we look at diet and lifestyle!
But modulating the immune system in general is always a good idea!
Rogue antibodies could be driving severe COVID–19.
Long COVID: an estrogen-associated autoimmune disease?
Long COVID in Patients With Mild to Moderate Disease: Do Thyroid Function and Autoimmunity Play a Role?
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