Are you suffering from long COVID and don’t know where to turn?
Long COVID is a term used to describe the long-term symptoms that can persist for weeks or months after the initial COVID-19 infection. Statisticians estimate that a third of all people that caught COVID suffer from long COVID symptoms, and around 1.5 million people in the UK reportedly suffer from this.
Their symptoms can include fatigue, brain fog, muscle weakness, and in some cases breathlessness, joint pain, and more. While there is no specific treatment for long COVID, some studies have shown that low dose naltrexone (LDN) may be helpful in reducing symptoms.
What is Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)?
LDN is typically used to treat addiction and alcoholism by blocking opioid receptors in the brain. However, at low doses (around 1-5mg), it can also have a positive impact on the immune system. LDN has been shown to increase the activity of certain immune cells like T-helper cells and natural killer cells, which can help the body fight off infections. Studies see LDN used to aid in those who suffer from chronic pain.
LDN and Long COVID
One theory for the persistent symptoms of long COVID is that they are caused by an overactive immune response. LDN may be able to help by modulating the immune system and reducing inflammation. In a small study, patients with long COVID who were treated with LDN reported significant improvements in energy levels, pain levels, sleep disturbances, and most reported that previous limitations in activities of daily living were lifted.
How LDN Helps Long COVID Sufferers
LDN can have a positive impact on the immune system, which may help people with long COVID. The immune system is responsible for fighting off infections, but in some cases, it can become overactive and cause inflammation. This inflammation can lead to symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, and muscle weakness, which are common in long COVID patients. LDN may be able to help reduce inflammation and improve their symptoms by regulating the immune system.
Naltrexone works by blocking opioid receptors in the brain, but at low doses, it can also increase the activity of certain immune cells like T-helper cells and natural killer cells. These cells can help the body fight off infections and reduce inflammation.
The Future of LDN for Long COVID
While more research is being undertaken continually to fully understand the potential benefits of LDN for long COVID, the results we are seeing are incredibly promising. LDN is a relatively safe and inexpensive medication, and it can be a useful tool in the treatment of long COVID. If you are a long COVID sufferer, it’s important to discuss all treatment options with your healthcare provider.
LDN with Bodyline
If you have long COVID or any inflammatory chronic pain, low dose naltrexone (LDN) may be an effective solution that can help you improve your quality of life. LDN is taken orally on a daily basis and has also been reported to significantly reduce chronic pain in conditions such as Crohn’s disease and fibromyalgia.
Bodyline Wellness Clinics has over 15 years of clinical prescribing expertise and has helped tens of thousands of patients manage their medical conditions. The clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring we meet the same standards as NHS hospitals and general practices. Our medication is sourced from a safe and secure supply chain and we work closely with UK laboratories to ensure the quality of their medications.
Long COVID can be a debilitating condition, but there may be hope on the horizon. LDN is a medication that has shown promise in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life for long COVID patients. As always, it’s important to work with your healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs. With the right treatment plan, long COVID patients can manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
If you are suffering from long COVID and want to find out more, why not call us today on 0800 995 6036 or fill in our contact form for a call back!