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The Nottingham & District CWU Amal Fundraising For Research into Long Covi

Fundraising for Nottingham University Hospitals Charity
raised of £5,000 target


Over a four week period ending the 6th of March, 1.1 million people reported suffering from long covid symptoms. 697.000  of these people had suffered for over 12 weeks,  and around 70,000 had suffered for over at least a year. 

The prevalence rates were greatest in people aged 35 to 69. But the severity shows no preference. 

The chances of suffering long term symptoms it not linked to how Ill you are when you catch covid 19, people with mild covid symptoms can still suffer long term effects. 

The symptoms of Long Covid can be wide-ranging and extremely debilitating. Symptoms include prolonged coughing, breathlessness, fatigue, muscle weakness, headaches, chest pain, memory loss and depression, among others.

There is currently no proven treatment or cure for Long Covid, and the research team in Nottingham aims to investigate the best ways to treat the symptoms of the condition. The initial focus of the research will be on muscle fatigue and breathlessness, two of the most common and debilitating symptoms.

The team in Nottingham will use MRI and other techniques to look at the effects of these symptoms and possible treatment options – such as medication, physiotherapy, or a mixture of different treatments. The ultimate aim is to helpspeed up the recovery of Long Covid patients.

Any amount you can give, no matter how
large or small, will help our team of dedicated
researchers investigate this debilitating condition, in the hope of finding an effective treatment.

About the charity

Nottingham Hospitals Charity enhances patient care at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s Queen’s Medical Centre & City Hospital. Donations help provide added extras such as improved facilities, equipment, research & staff development.Our website is www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk

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