Suara.com – COVID-19 survivors who experience long COVID-19 are strongly advised to be careful in carrying out their daily activities.
This was revealed by a specialist in internal medicine, dr. Jeffri Aloys Gunawan, Sp.PD in Good Doctor’s press release, Sunday (12/9/2021).
“Although the symptoms of Long COVID-19 can be treated medically, COVID-19 patients need to always be vigilant. If they experience long COVID-19, patients must be more careful in carrying out daily activities, but that does not mean they stop completely,” he said. he was quoted from ANTARA.
Dr. Jeffri added, you need to organize your activities so you don’t get too tired, do activities according to your abilities including regular physical activity so that the muscles keep working.
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If symptoms get worse, consult a doctor immediately to minimize the risk of being exposed to the virus again.
Long COVID-19 itself is a sequela after four weeks since a person begins to feel symptoms of COVID-19 until he is declared negative. These symptoms can include shortness of breath, joint pain, muscle aches, cough, diarrhea, loss of smell and taste.
According to the World Health Organization, most cases of COVID-19 infection will recover and return to health within a few weeks.
However, some cases can show symptoms that last longer or even months after testing negative, and this condition is referred to as long COVID-19.
As many as 5-20 percent of COVID-19 patients experience a long COVID-19 of more than 4 weeks and it is estimated that 1 in 10 COVID-19 patients can experience it for more than 12 weeks.
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Although patients do not transmit the virus at this stage, some of them develop medical complications that may result in long-lasting health effects.
In addition to physical, long COVID-19 is known to also affect a person’s psychological state.
For this reason, clinical psychologist and CEO & Founder of Personal Growth and Friend of the Serviam Vaccination Center, Ratih Ibrahim, MM, reminded the importance of paying attention to mental health amidst efforts to recover from long COVID-19.
“Mental health needs to be considered if someone has long COVID-19, especially because they will feel frustrated because the symptoms of the disease are still felt even though they have been declared cured,” he said.
Ratih said, on the way to recovering from long COVID-19, you need to understand this is a process and there will be days when symptoms are more severe than other days.
In conditions like this, a support system from family and friends can help. In addition, by creating a good routine and staying active, you can trigger endorphins and also improve mood.
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