Authors: Călina Ciubotariu2, Rodica Ana Ungur1,2, Mihai Emil Russu2, Paul Cătălin Toboltoc3,
Ileana Monica Borda1,2, Laszlo Irsay1,2, Viorela Ciortea1, Ioan Onac1,2, Monica Carmen Pop1,4
1“Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3 County Clinical Emergency Hospital of Sibiu, Romania
4 Clinical Hospital of Pulmonology “Leon Daniello” Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the medical world by surprise at the beginning of 2020, but, along the way we started to learn much more about this virus. Besides the discovery of a vaccine and better prevention techniques we have found over the course of time that many patients remain symptomatic after the infection.
Among these complaints we can mention fatigue, breathlessness, chest pains, memory and concentration deficits, brain fog, sleep disorders, palpitations, dizziness, joint pains, anxiety, depression, gut problems, taste and smell perturbations and skin rashes.
Concurrently, as long as there is no direct curative treatment for COVID-19, the sales of medical supplements have risen considerably with many people buying these without knowing whether or not they help. We aim to analyze these popular supplements that the general population is using and those used in similar illnesses to see if they manage to have proven results in dealing with the chronic symptoms after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Among these substances we can mention vitamin C, D, quercetin, arginine or turmeric and curcumin.
Key words: Covid-19, post-Covid 19 syndrome, vitamins, suppliments.