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Post COVID-19 Management
The fight against COVID-19 does not end once a negative report comes. Even after being recovered from the disease, the risk is not yet over.
So, today we are here to answer all the questions related to post-COVID-19 management.
Let’s get started
In the first place, it is important to understand post-COVID-19 Syndrome.
The majority of COVID patients recover in 2 – 4 weeks but in some patients, the COVID symptoms persist beyond four weeks, this condition is known as Acute Post COVID Syndrome and if the symptoms remain even after 12 months, then it is known by the name, Post COVID Syndrome.
The most common post-COVID-19 symptoms are weakness, fatigue,
difficulty in breathing, palpitation, high sweating, joint and muscle pain, loss of taste, smell and sleep disturbances.
Dr Nikhil Narayan Bante explains more about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v55JrKYegC8 ( 5:51 – 6:52) ( Name Plate – Pulmonologist Dr Nikhil Narayan Bante)
Apart from physical ailments, some psychological symptoms like depression and anxiety also lead to the post-COVID-19 syndrome.
Now, let’s get to know the reasons behind these symptoms.
The post-COVID-19 symptoms have 2 major reasons, namely, virus-related and immunity-related. Coronavirus not only affects our lungs but can also affect all organs including the liver, brain and kidney. So, the body requires time to recover from the infection. Further, the immune system becomes hyperactive due to the entry of the virus. In the fight between the body and the virus, various chemicals are released which cause inflammation in the organs and in some patients, the inflammation persists for a longer duration.
Apart from this, there are certain other common post COVID symptoms.
The most feared post-COVID-19 condition is thromboembolism. It is the obstruction of a blood vessel by blood clots and can even result in a heart attack or stroke, depending on where the clots occur. However, thromboembolism has been observed only in less than 5% of patients recovering from COVID-19.
Another major post-COVID-19 infection is chronic cough or post-infection cough. When the recovery process commences, cough can also persist due to stiffness of the lungs. Patients experiencing dry cough have been advised to practise deep breathing exercises.
Do these symptoms affect everyone who has recovered from COVID-19? Let’s hear Dr Nikhil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v55JrKYegC8 (9:27 – 10:04)
Post-COVID nutrition management is also an important aspect to stay healthy. In order to recover completely from COVID-19, the patient must consume protective food. These foods help in the defence mechanism of the body and contain phytonutrients and fibres, which are important for the body’s recovery. Hence, protective food should also be taken adequately.
Clinical Nutritionist Isha Khosla ascribes more about the adequate diet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v55JrKYegC8 (46:39 – 47:28) ( Nameplate – Clinical Nutritionist Isha Khosla )
Apart from protective food, hydration and mental health are two important factors that determine the robustness of an individual. Hydration levels should be well-maintained during the illness and also post-illness.
With the help of regular informational content, the Central government is trying to reach and spread awareness across the masses. Stay safe and get vaccinated!