We believe that all disease, just like any problem, needs to be addressed early--before things get worse or progress. COVID-19 is a viral infection whose symptoms sometimes dealt with by our bodies but sometimes require treatment.
Treatment includes antiviral medications as well as medications focused on treating the body’s response to the virus—typically inflammatory response with COVID-19. The best outcomes are directly related to early treatment. Once the infection moves into the inflammatory and micro blood clotting phase it is much harder to treat. This occurs at -around day 5 to 7 of illness.
We encourage being proactive due to the highly contagious nature of the Covid-19 by obtaining prescription medications, over the counter nutraceuticals, and an oximeter. We recommend supplementing your vitamin D levels now before you get sick with 2000 to 3000 international units per day with the goal of getting your blood levels higher than 25(OH)D>50ng/ml. We would also recommend taking vitamin C - 500 to 1000 milligrams daily. Additionally, an excellent prophylactic intervention is 10% Povidone iodine diluted down to 1% placed in a squirt bottle and used in your nose two to three times per day. Gargle and spitting out the iodine two to three times a day is also recommended. Povidone iodine has potent antiviral properties supported by the medical literature.
Once you are sick, prescription medications must be started immediately. Once you become ill with symptoms we want you to notify us. It is important that we walk through the illness with you to avoid missing subtle but important signs of deterioration based on your unique medical history and potential risk factors. Most people do well if treated early within the first 72 hours. Other people though do become sicker and we want to remain vigilant in our follow up with our patients which include a daily or every other day communication.
Lastly some patients even with mild COVID-19 disease or after vaccination can develop “long-haul” COVID symptoms and may need to be evaluated. These symptoms may include fatigue, brain fog, shortness of breath, or palpitations as well as other symptoms. We remain committed to taking care of these patients as well.
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