Doctors warn of long-term health effects COVID-19 has on its survivors

Dr. Anoop M. Nambiar, MD gives interview with News4SA about the long term affects of COVID-19.

SAN ANTONIO – Doctors are now studying the long-term effects of COVID-19 on those who have recovered.

We spoke with two patients who are undergoing rehabilitation after hospital stays.

“I have to do breathing exercises that the doctor asked me to do,” Danny Gonzales, a survivor said.

“I’m still short of breath, my lungs are still crappy,” Sal Barbaro, another survivor, told us.

Gonzales and Dr. Sal Barbaro survived the virus but are still suffering.

“If I get up and try to walk, I get real short of breath,” Barbaro described.

Meanwhile, Gonzales said even household chores are holding him back.

“When I start doing stuff around the house, like go outside, maybe wipe down the car or something, it’s when I start feeling short of breath,” Gonzales said.

Gonzales and Dr. Barbaro are at two different stages of their recovery.

Meanwhile, Gonzales said even household chores are holding him back.

“When I start doing stuff around the house, like go outside, maybe wipe down the car or something, it’s when I start feeling short of breath,” Gonzales said.

Gonzales and Dr. Barbaro are at two different stages of their recovery.

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by Alejandra Guzman-Tracy
Monday, August 10th 2020
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