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Long COVID-19: Unravelling the Neurological Consequences

Presented by Dr. Andrea Gruszecki

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Recent evidence indicates that, while CNS damage contributes to “long COVID”, symptoms such as cognitive changes, mood changes, and fatigue may also be due to inflammatory damage from the COVID-19 infection. Dysregulation of the immune system, mitochondria, metabolic pathways and complement pathway, combined with the activation of human endogenous retrovirus genes stored in our DNA, all converge to create a chronic inflammatory terrain in the brain and the periphery that makes it difficult for long COVID patients to recover.


About the Presenter

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Dr. Andrea Gruszecki received her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SWCNM). As a practicing ND, she worked with a variety of patients and has pursued additional studies to ensure the skills necessary to treat the "whole person" using nutrition, physical therapies, education, and mind-body therapies. Her experiences in private practice evolved into an inclusive model of medicine for use by conventional and CAM providers, designed to allow cross-specialty communication among health care providers. She has presented continuing medical education on a variety of subjects, including the gut microbiome, methylation, neurotransmitters, and toxic exposures.

Dr. Gruszecki serves as a clinical consultant for US BioTek Laboratories, writing, researching, and presenting interpretations and information on a variety of health-related subjects. She draws upon years of experience and the latest research during her consultations and is often able to provide novel insights for clinicians.


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