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Gwyneth Paltrow reveals truth about her COVID-19 symptoms

Gwyneth Paltrow recently talked to the ‘Today’ show about her experience with COVID-19

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. Dante Soiu, an Ohio man charged with stalking Paltrow by sending her dozens of messages and unsolicited gifts between 2009 and 2015, testified
In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles.
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Gwyneth Paltrow recently opened up about her experience with COVID-19, saying she is still feeling symptoms months after recovery.

What’s going on?

Paltrow recently wrote on her website, Goop, that she had COVID-19 early on in the pandemic. But some of the symptoms lasted for months.

  • “I had COVID-19 early on, and it left me with some long-tail fatigue and brain fog.”

Paltrow said she had tested in January that showed she had “really high levels of inflammation in my body.”

  • She consulted with a doctor, who encouraged her to take on a new diet to help cut down on the inflammation.

Most of Paltrow’s post encourages people to embrace vitamins and seek out a healthy diet. Still, she wrote that she’s feeling good amid the COVID-19 diagnosis, and she hopes 2021 will be a better year.

  • “Everything I’m doing feels good, like a gift to my body. I have energy, I’m working out in the mornings, and I’m doing an infrared sauna as often as I can, all in service of healing. A side benefit is my skin, which makes me happy — and makes me want to double down on skin care even more. Let’s make 2021 the year of never needing makeup, people!”

Long-haul and COVID-19

Some COVID-19 patients suffer from symptoms months after their diagnosis. These patients have been deemed “long-haulers.”

  • Some long-haul symptoms include exhaustion, shortness of breath, headaches, fast heart beats, changes in taste and smell and brain fog, among other symptoms, according to the Deseret News.

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Experts recently told The Lily (published by The Washington Post) that women are reporting more “long-haul” COVID-19 symptoms than men.

In fact, Ryan Hurt, the lead researcher at the Mayo Clinic on post-COVID-19 syndrome, told The Lily he has seen a total of 20,000 positive COVID-19 cases in his hospital. He said 60% to 80% of those patients were women who experienced COVID-19 symptoms weeks after diagnosis.

  • Per The Lily; “Aside from biology, there may be deep sociological or cultural underpinnings accounting for the split — simply that women may be more willing to seek medical attention and speak openly about symptoms, especially those affiliated with mood and cognitive issues.”