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Post COVID-19 check-ups for those who have been infected with the coronavirus


Important information relating to post-COVID check-ups.

  • check-ups are recommended for all patients who have suffered from coronavirus infection
  • we recommend the medical examinations even in symptom free cases
  • post-COVID symptoms may develop up to half a year after the infection
  • post-COVID conditions may vary widely, there could be memory problems, pains in the joints and fatigue, etc.

We endevour to provide our patients with complex care by paying attention to physical and mental problems as well.

Check-ups are recommended at different times after going beyond the disease, depending on the nature of the symptoms. The multi-professional medical team (including cardiology, neurology, health psychology and psychiatry experts) works under the professional guidance of a highly experienced  pulmonary-immunologist who has practice in COVID care treatment as well.

Having completed the medical examinations we guide our patients through the necessary diagnostic steps. We prepare an exclusive check-up protocol for each of our patients and organize their needful examinations with a flexible schedule.

In all cases, check-ups begin at our pulmonary-immunologist specialist till a 12-week period counted from the recovery from the disease.


1. Patient journey for infected and recovered patients

The following check-ups are recommended to be performed in 4-6 weeks after the recovery from the disease for all coronavirus infected persons, by all means with an immunologist or with other specialists if special symptoms have developed.

  • In all cases a comprehensive post-COVID laboratory package is recommended
  • In all cases a complex health consultation with a health psychologist is also recommended (on request this consultation could also be available online or it could be performed by an internist, neurologist or a pulmonary-immunologist for whom the psychologist can provide a professional backgound)
  • On the basis of the specialist’s decision/request it may be recommended to perform a chest X-ray or CT scan which check-ups could be well organized by our staff
  • Depending on the nature of the symptoms the consultation with a competent specialist is recommended in all cases; the specialties which are involved in post-COVID examinations are pulmonary immunology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, health psychology

Post-COVID laboratory packages

Post-COVID laborcsomag: teljes vérkép, vércukor, süllyedés, LDL-, HDL- és összkoleszterin, triglicerid, karbamid, kreatinin, GOT, GPT, GGT, ALP, bilirubin, nátrium, kálium, összfehérje, albumin,

1. Post-COVID laboratory package

Post-COVID laboratory package: complete blood count, blood glucose, sedimentation rate, LDL, HDL and total cholesterol, triglycerid, urea…

 



Post-COVID laborcsomag: teljes vérkép, vércukor, süllyedés, LDL-, HDL- és összkoleszterin, triglicerid, karbamid, kreatinin, GOT, GPT, GGT, ALP, bilirubin...

2. Post-COVID laboratoty package with online evaluation of the results

Post-COVID laboratory package: complete blood count, blood glucose, sedimentation rate, LDL, HDL and total cholesterol, triglycerid, urea, creatinine…

 



Post-COVID laborcsomag: teljes vérkép, vércukor, süllyedés, LDL-, HDL- és összkoleszterin, triglicerid, karbamid, kreatinin, GOT, GPT, GGT, ALP, bilirubin...

3. Post-COVID laboratoty package with pulmonary-immunological consultation

Post-COVID laboratory package: complete blood count, blood glucose, sedimentation rate, LDL, HDL and total cholesterol, triglycerid, urea, creatinine…




 

Pulmonary/immunological examinations are recommended

  • For patients with a previous coronavirus infection which has now become asymptomatic, to be completed in 4-6 weeks after going beyond the disease even if the patient has recovered at home
  • A per-protocol follow-up is needed in case of any chest-pain or discomfort
  • For all patients in 4-6 weeks after the recovery from the disease
  • In case of chronic fatigue
  • In case of difficult breathing and coughing which occur even parallel to a negative PCR test result
  • In case of chronic pulmonary disease (COPD, asthma bronchiale etc.)
  • In case of increased thromboembolic risk (when the patient’s clinical history shows embolism, MVT, factor V Leiden mutation and other coalgulation disorders)


Price of the pulmonary examination by a specialist is HUF 32,000.-

Post-COVID Tüdőgyógyász-immunológusi vizsgálat a tünetmentessé vált koronavíruson átesett betegek esetében is javasolt a betegség lezajlása után 4-6 héttel akkor is, ha a pácines már gyógyult.


Neurological examination

Neurological symptoms always require an examination completed by a specialist because the symptoms of the nervous system do  not disappear or do not quickly disappear on their own but they could seriously upset your daily routine. What are the symptoms which may indicate a neurological problem?

  • fatigue
  • chronic headache
  • persistent burning sensation on the skin
  • neuropathic pains
  • permanent taste and smell disorder
  • chronic confusion
  • signs of dementia (such as memory disorders)
  • brain fog (mental fog) which makes the concentration difficult
  • increased risk of stroke or stroke itself mentioned in the patient’s medical history (such as carotid plaques, etc.)
  • sleep disorders


Price of the neurological examination by a specialist is HUF 26,000.-


Psychiatric consultation

Coronavirus disease may lead to symptoms which could cause serious difficulties in the field of our everyday performance or social relationships. If these cases prevail it is always necessary to consult a specialist.

What are these cases?

  • depression appears (bad mood, demotivation, loss of appetite, possibly thoughts and fantasies relating to self-harm, etc.)
  • increased anxiety (extreme disquiet even after the recovery)
  • sleep disorders (middle-of-the-night awakening, disruption of the circadian rhythm – when the patient is unable to sleep or awakes too soon)
  • panic-like discomfort develops
  • a syndrome of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) appears after being in a hospital (hospitalization)


Price of the psychiatric first visit and consultation is HUF 39,000.-

the specialties which are involved in post-COVID examinations are pulmonary immunology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, health psychology


Complex health consultation (health psychology)

The complex health consultation constitutes an important part of our examination package. It is a health counselling and often a practical health consultation, completed by a psychologist, which focuses not only on the body but on the soul as well. By this consultation the treatment of the patient struggling with post-COVID symptoms or the physically and mentally worn out patient’s care (owing to the late troubled times) becomes a whole.

To achieve this aim

  • upon our patient’s request we provide an online appointment (30 minutes) after each consultation with a specialist,
  • this could be available on its own, separately from any other examinations if the patient shows the following symptoms:
    • health anxiety (extreme anxiety even after recovery)
    • excessive anxiety after hospitalization
    • if the patient feels extreme anxiety about the symptoms (catastrophizing)
    • On our patient’s request we can give assistance in learning relaxation techniques (autogenic training).


Price of the complex health consultation is HUF 14,000.-


2. Three months after the patient’s recovery from the coronavirus disease we recommend the following examinations to be performed

  • pulmonary/immunological examination and consultation by a specialist
  • imaging examination (X-ray, CT scan) upon the decision of the specialist (immunologist)
  • respiratory function check-up, to be completed with great caution, depending on the patient’s condition
  • laboratory tests determined by the specialist


Price of the pulmonary examination by a specialist is HUF  32,000.-


 

 



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