Covid-19 Protocol

Integrative Medicine, Acupuncture & Functional Medicine located in Scottsdale, AZ

Covid-19
Covid-19 services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

COVID-19 can have a longer impact on your life than you might expect during its initial onset of symptoms. Nizhoni Functional Medicine, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, provides testing and treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms as well as the lasting effects of long COVID-19. Learn more about this illness and your risk by scheduling an appointment over the phone or requesting one online today.

COVID-19 Q&A

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infectious illness currently spreading throughout the population through tiny water droplets in the air, which you expel when you exhale. You can also catch COVID-19 by touching your eyes, nose, or mouth when the virus is present on your hands, which is why it’s important to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.

The virus that causes the COVID-19 illness is called SARS-CoV-2. It can cause mild, moderate, or severe illness, even in otherwise healthy individuals. 

The Nizhoni Functional Medicine team encourages you to visit for COVID-19 testing and treatment if you have mild or moderate symptoms of the illness. While hospitals are not equipped to handle mild cases, Nizhoni Functional Medicine has the necessary equipment and resources to manage your illness. 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 symptoms vary from person to person and range widely. Some symptoms are similar to other illnesses, like the flu or the common cold. Others are more severe or long-lasting.

Common mild and moderate COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Body aches
  • Ear ache
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Sinus congestion
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills or cold sweats
  • Fever
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Loss of appetite

A severe COVID-19 infection calls for a trip to the emergency room. You might have trouble breathing, seizures, swelling in the legs, or trouble walking and talking. 

Long COVID-19 involves persistent symptoms that last for at least 12 weeks after your initial infection. The possible symptoms are highly diverse and affect many different systems in your body. 

What is the recommended treatment for COVID-19?

Nizhoni Functional Medicine offers many services and medical supplies to handle mild to moderate COVID-19 cases. The team determines the best course of treatment for you after examining you and evaluating your symptoms. 

As part of your care plan, the Nizhoni Functional Medicine team may use or recommend:

  • Acute care visit
  • Nebulizer treatment
  • Continuous oxygen therapy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Blood draw and processing
  • Return to school or work physical exam
  • Antibody tests and documentation
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Intramuscular (IM) injections
  • Oral medications
  • Inhaled medications
  • Vitamins and supplements

If your case is severe or requires additional resources, the team may transfer your care to a hospital. The team offers after-hours phone availability for patients in recovery or who have been transferred to other facilities. 

Don’t wait until you have severe symptoms to seek treatment for COVID-19. Schedule an appointment by calling Nizhoni Functional Medicine or booking an appointment online today.

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