Doctor advises on respiratory care when normalizing with COVID-19

The respiratory system is the parts directly affected by COVID-19. That’s why, even when gradually watching COVID-19 is a disease endemic to health, the respiratory system is interested and focused by many people.

The interview below with BS.CKI Huynh Thi Thuy Trang – Head of Internal Medicine – Respiratory Department at Jio Health Clinic will provide more knowledge in care and improvement. health respiratory system in the normalization phase of COVID-19.

– Doctor, in the current period of normalization of COVID-19, what issues should people pay attention to in order to be able to safely integrate and live?

We cannot deny the risk of complications from COVID-19 in patients with underlying medical conditions or post-infection sequelae. Therefore, for peace of mind to adapt, families should refer to some additional solutions besides 5K, to improve respiratory health such as regularly exercising and increasing physical activities. You can combine breathing exercises to improve lung function. Each person should also drink plenty of water to help clear mucus and phlegm in the lungs and airways.

Besides, do not forget to prevent respiratory infections: The simplest and most effective way is to gargle and wash your hands properly. In addition, you can use more throat sprays with natural extracts such as propolis, honey, mint leaves… to protect the respiratory system.

When it comes to respiratory health, doctors often emphasize the need to take good care of the oropharynx. Why is it important to pay attention to protect the pharynx?

When viruses and bacteria enter the body of healthy people, the first place they stay is the upper respiratory tract, concentrated in the nasopharynx, nasal mucosa, and mouth. If there is enough incubation time, they move to the lower respiratory tract (lungs, bronchi) and attack the lungs, more seriously, they will attack organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys, blood vessels …

Therefore, cleaning the pharynx area is very important. Each person should use warm water to help blood in the throat circulate better, use a throat rinse to clean the throat.

Gargling is a good method to protect the oropharynx, but gargling a lot can easily lead to burning pain. Does the doctor have any suggestions to properly clean the oropharynx, so as not to affect health?

Gargling with physiological saline or mouthwash helps to clear the throat. However, you should not use too many times in a day or choose too concentrated salt water, which can easily damage the throat mucosa. You should only gargle for about 2 minutes each time, of which 3 times are brought down the throat, about 15 seconds each time.

An antibacterial throat spray can be added to protect the oropharynx from infection or burning pain. Currently on the market there are many types of antibacterial throat spray products derived from nature such as propolis, honey, menthol…

These are ingredients that contain antibacterial compounds, which are considered “natural antibiotics” that help reduce the growth of bacteria. Propolis has antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities thanks to its flavonoid, phenolic acid composition. Meanwhile, honey helps improve cough severity and frequency, helping to soothe the throat when it is sore.

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We can use throat sprays with natural ingredients to help protect the oropharynx.

– What role do strong lungs play in building good health? Why should people pay attention to lung care after COVID-19?

The lungs are an organ with an extremely important function of gas exchange, carrying oxygen throughout the body to supply each cell, maintaining human survival. In addition, the lungs also perform other roles such as regulating blood pH by increasing or decreasing the amount of CO2, filtering small blood clots that form in the veins, filtering air bubbles that may appear in the blood. .

It is important to pay attention to the care of the lungs after COVID-19, because when bacteria and viruses enter the respiratory system, they damage immune cells in the lungs, reducing the ability to create autoantibodies. If the lungs are not healthy enough to produce antibodies, bacteria and viruses will easily attack the lungs and cause serious health consequences.

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Healthy lungs will be a solid line of defense to limit health risks.

– The exercise of the lungs and lung detoxification is very good to restore the health of the respiratory system. Can you share more methods that you can apply to practice every day?

There are two main methods to help you take care of your respiratory system from the inside and outside of the body:

Taking care of the lungs from the outside:

Practicing deep breathing helps the lungs receive oxygen, eliminate CO2 and distribute oxygen throughout the body better. Deep breathing helps to relax the body, reduce stress and fatigue. Can be combined with sports such as jogging to exercise, help the lungs pump oxygen better.

Practice sitting in the correct posture with your back straight, feet placed on the floor, legs slightly extended to help the lungs expand.

Take care of your lungs from the inside:

Pay attention to the diet, supplement vitamin C, Omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, you can refer to the use of additional foods derived from medicinal herbs that are good for the lungs:

Radial lotus: This is a heat-clearing and detoxifying drug commonly used in traditional medicine with anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effects.

Astragalus root: A mild herb, dried roots have the effect of tonic blood.

Pi Ba Diep: Medicinal herbs have a bitter taste, have natural properties to help cool the lungs, reduce cough, etc.

These herbs also have anti-inflammatory properties and have a positive effect on the bronchi, the airways that transport oxygen to the body.

Normalizing COVID-19 but proactively strengthening the respiratory system properly is essential. Methods of cleaning the pharynx properly, increasing the resistance of the lungs with exercise and diet will help you avoid more serious effects on your health and peace of mind.

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