Physical, psychological and social problems

Below are the most common problems which may occur after a critical illness. However, they can depend on many factors including age, health status prior to illness, critical illness, length of ICU stay, and underlying medical condition

Problems after a critical illness
Muscle weakness Weight loss Fatigue
Guilt Voice changes Insomnia
Irritability Itching or dry skin Hair loss
Painful joints Stress Social isolation
Depression Anxiety Financial problems
Lack of confidence Poor appetite Poor concentration
Poor memory Pins and needles Sexual problems (impotence, libido)
Body image changes Feeling tearful or emotional