Autonomous dysfunction is the deregulation of the nervous system which subsequently causes problems with blood pressure. Such an issue can cause dizziness, particularly when suffered in high heat or if Hamilton is dehydrated- which he would be after a full F1 race where drivers can lose three litres of water in just a couple of hours.
Part of what makes long Covid so difficult to deal with is its relatively new nature and the lack of scientific knowledge with regards to how best to treat it.
Van der Ende offered some suggestions of what Hamilton and other sufferers can do to aid the situation, but noted that there are no guarantees.
He said: “You can’t make it better with a pill. Patients should above all drink enough and eat more salt than average.