Key Symptoms indicated Long COVID has impacted individuals neurologically
Difficulty concentrating, challenges with memory and clarity in thoughts is grouped under cognitive impairment. Studies which involved neuroimaging of patients with Long Covid concluded that structural changes in the brain’s grey and white matter, particularly in regions associated with memory and sensory processing have occurred suggesting a direct impact on ‘neural networks’ thus leading to aforementioned impairments in these individual’s cognitive thinking.
Functional disturbances, which include symptoms such as chronic headaches and/or migraines, dizziness, and sensory issues also allude to ongoing nervous system dysfunction.
Autoimmune responses add a layer of complexity, as the immune system may continue to attack the body’s tissues, including the nervous system, contributing to the neurologic symptoms associated with Long Covid.