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Short of breath after COVID-19, what to do?

Several studies have shown that shortness of breath and shortness of breath are persistent and common symptoms in patients after COVID-19.

Doctor Do Anh, Pediatric Center, Bach Mai Hospital, who directly treats patients COVID-19 At field hospital No. 16, Ho Chi Minh City and COVID-19 patients in Hanoi, it was said that many cases after recovering from the disease only achieved 50% of their productivity and strength compared to before.

Therefore, people should not be too worried because the body does not recover as soon as it is cured. Even F0 with no symptoms or mild symptoms, self-healing, after 7 days, we should only exercise 50% of the capacity compared to when healthy.

To improve this condition, according to Dr. Do Anh, patients can perform simple breathing exercises to improve blood flow to the lungs and the conduction pathways in the thoracic cavity, helping to enhance lung function.

“You should do exercises like brisk walking, aerobics, cycling, push-ups, and squats at a moderate intensity and gradually increasing. This helps increase heart rate and promotes blood flow, which can help. the lungs recover faster”, Doctor Do Anh said.

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Shortness of breath and shortness of breath are persistent and common symptoms in post-COVID-19 patients. (Photo: Statpearls)

If the person who has just recovered from COVID-19 is subjective, keeping the same intensity of exercise as before the illness will make the body not have time to recover from damage (muscle damage/metabolism/nutrition).

In addition, the rush to return to exercise and the wrong method will lead to a longer recovery time, even disease recurrence and additional damage such as shortness of breath, chest pain, reduced mobility, spasticity. muscles, fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, and other cardiovascular and respiratory problems.

According to the British doctor, patients can also refer to some food groups that have good effects in the post-COVID-19 period such as fresh fruits (pear, apple, grapefruit…). These are fruits that contain many vitamins, are rich in antioxidants, are good for the respiratory system, and enhance immune function.

Green vegetables such as collard greens, spinach, kale, cabbage, tomatoes… These vegetables contain a lot of essential vitamins and minerals to help strengthen the body’s resistance. In particular, garlic and ginger are two spices that are very good for the body’s detoxification process as well as have a virus-killing effect.

As for drinks, you can use green tea, because it has a strong antioxidant effect, strengthening health Cardiovascular, anti-cancer. Foods that help support the immune system against COVID-19 such as chicken soup, potatoes, coconut water, oats, yogurt …

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