EBV and COVID
As we delve further into the aftermath of the worldwide, COVID-19 pandemic, we are discovering new links and connections all the time. One of the most surprising and impactful results of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was is the emergence of Post-COVID Syndrome in some people, and not others. Now, about 30% of the population reports that they experience lingering symptoms long after their COVID infections have resolved. For some, the symptoms have been life-changing and debilitating.
Beyond that, several studies have found a link between COVID and Epstein-Barr Virus. The results are showing a pattern of EBV reactivation caused by a COVID infection.
One study cites:
55.2% COVID-19 patients had positive VCA IgM antibody, indicating a high incidence of EBV coinfection in COVID-19 patients… the prevalence and levels of EBV viremia in COVID-19 patients were significantly higher than those in non-COVID-19 patients.
Stress levels have also been linked to the duration and intensity of reactivated EBV infections, and may contribute the the symptoms experienced during a COVID infection.
Long COVID (or Post-COVID Syndrome or “PASC” post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2) is characterized by symptoms from an initial COVID infection lasting longer than 28 days. Also known as “long-haulers” or “long haul COVID”, symptoms can range from fatigue and joint pain to POTS and brain fog, and even more severe symptoms present as dysfunction in the cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological systems, and more.
If your COVID symptoms seem worse than expected, or lingering symptoms are causing distress to your daily life, we should consider testing for EBV reactivation and resolving EBV activation. In fact, we recommend testing for both when you start your healing journey with us! Apply now to get started and let us help you determine whether EBV or COVID is affecting your overall health.
Natural EBV & COVID Solutions
Functional medicine can support you and/or your kids on your COVID and EBV recovery journey with natural solutions. Our team uses our proven process, The Infinity Way™, to reduce symptoms through thorough testing, proper nutrition, supplementation, and enhancement of the microbiome.
We also share information on proven coping strategies like food and exercise recommendations, meditation, breathwork, and a gratitude practice to better manage stress symptoms and keep your immune system functioning at it’s highest potential. Adding an anti-viral mediation has been shown to have an positive impact for some patients.
Apply to become a patient here to take back control of your life and resolve EBV and Post-COVID symptoms.
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