This is the “Most Common” Problem After Getting COVID, Says Expert — Eat This Not That


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on our lives, and many of us are still dealing with the aftermath. One of the most common issues that people are facing is difficulty with eating. According to an expert, this is the most common problem after getting COVID. Fortunately, there are some simple tips and tricks that can help you make healthier food choices. In this article, we’ll discuss the most common problem after getting COVID and provide some helpful advice on how to eat better. We’ll also provide some specific “Eat This Not That” tips to help you make healthier food choices. So, if you’re looking for ways to improve your diet and make healthier food choices, this article is for you.

This is the “Most Common” Problem After Getting COVID, Says Expert — Eat This Not That

COVID-19 has been a major health concern for many people around the world. With the virus continuing to spread, it is important to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. But what happens after you have contracted the virus? According to one expert, the most common problem after getting COVID is nutrition.

Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, recently spoke to Eat This Not That about the importance of nutrition after getting COVID. He said that many people who have had the virus experience a loss of appetite, which can lead to a lack of essential nutrients. He recommends that people focus on eating nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.

Dr. Glatter also noted that it is important to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest. He said that it is important to listen to your body and take it easy during the recovery process. He also recommends avoiding processed foods and sugary drinks, as they can cause inflammation and further weaken the immune system.

Dr. Glatter’s advice is important for anyone who has had COVID-19. Eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of rest can help the body recover and strengthen the immune system. It is also important to stay hydrated and avoid processed foods and sugary drinks.

COVID-19 has become something we have to learn to live with. Although health experts are reluctant to call it an endemic disease, that’s how many local officials are treating it, dropping preventative health policies like mask mandates and vaccine requirements for entry to events. Although the disease has certainly become more treatable, thanks to vaccines and antiviral medications, a significant risk remains, no matter how serious your case of COVID may be. This is an increasingly common problem of having COVID. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.


A new report in the New York Times indicates that 10 to 30 percent of people infected with COVID-19 will go on to develop “long COVID,” a wide set of symptoms—including respiratory issues, fatigue, and neurological symptoms like brain fog—that linger for months after the virus has cleared the body and can range in effect from inconvenient to debilitating. The General Accounting Office estimates that anywhere between 8 million and 23 million Americans have developed long COVID. Long COVID has been known about since the early months of the pandemic. What may be surprising: a new study found that in one survey, 75% of people who developed long COVID had relatively mild illness—they never got sick enough to be hospitalized—and most of them were in the prime of their lives.

These COVID Symptoms Will Make Your Daily Life Impossible, Says Study

The study, conducted by a nonprofit group focused on healthcare costs, analyzed tens of thousands of private health insurance claims from the first four months after a special code was created to designate a long COVID-related health issue, from October 2021 to January 2022.

“The new study adds to a growing body of evidence that, while patients who have been hospitalized are at greater risk for long COVID, people with mild or moderate initial coronavirus infections — who make up the vast majority of coronavirus patients — can still experience debilitating post-COVID symptoms including breathing problems, extreme fatigue and cognitive and memory issues,” the Times said.

Infected patient in quarantine lying in bed in hospital

The study also found that

  • Women were more likely than men to be diagnosed with long COVID-related health issues. Women accounted for 60% of the study group with that diagnosis, and men 40%.
  • People aged 36 to 50 were most likely to be diagnosed with long COVID conditions.
  • The most common long COVID issues reported included breathing abnormalities, cough, and malaise or fatigue.

Although nearly two-thirds of people who reported long COVID symptoms had pre-existing conditions. But nearly one-third did not—they were previously healthy.

“The findings suggest a potentially staggering impact of long COVID on people in the prime of their lives, and on society at large,” the Times said.

Last December, Congress earmarked $1.5 billion over four years for the National Institutes of Health to study long COVID. At a White House briefing in February, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, referred to reports that 30 percent of people infected with COVID-19 may develop long COVID “somewhat alarming.”

Studies have found that being vaccinated reduces the risk of long COVID, even after you’ve been infected.


Follow the fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated ASAP; if you live in an area with low vaccination rates, wear an N95 face mask, don’t travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don’t go indoors with people you’re not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don’t visit any of these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.

Michael Martin

Michael Martin is a New York City-based writer and editor whose health and lifestyle content has also been published on Beachbody and Openfit. A contributing writer for Eat This, Not That!, he has also been published in New York, Architectural Digest, Interview, and many others. Read more