How to recover for those who have already been ill. Doctors continue to develop this new direction, as the number of patients with postcoid complications is constantly growing.
There are more and more vacancies in infectious diseases hospitals, and fewer and fewer in cardiovascular centers.
“We are now expecting and seeing an increase in cardiovascular morbidity,” said Sergei Boytsov, Director General of the National Medical Research Center of Cardiology
Ministry of Health of Russia.
Weeks after recovery, the virus strikes a second blow – mainly on those who have previously had heart problems.
Svetlana Kovid seemed to endure easily.
“I felt excellent, wonderful. As I have never been ill,” says Svetlana Grushina.
The tests were already negative, but the shortness of breath was increasing. It turned out – the heart. I need an operation.
“We cannot postpone, because we cannot stabilize her condition with medication, pills,” emphasized Olga Sivakova, head of the 5th cardiology department of the National Medical Research Center of Cardiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia.
The virus provokes inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques, their ruptures and the formation of blood clots – the main cause of strokes and heart attacks, not only in chronic patients.
For everyone over 40 and recently had covid, doctors recommend checking the heart. Monitor blood pressure, do an electrocardiogram and ultrasound.
Discharge from the hospital is not yet a victory. Anita Tsoi knows firsthand. After a fifty percent lung injury, it was impossible to breathe deeply for six months. Respiratory gymnastics helped.
“You are bending down like this and tapping, tapping along the body. Singing the sound” ah-ah “, you slap the outer part of your lungs,” said Anita Tsoi, singer, Honored Artist of Russia.
We call it post-covid syndrome, in Europe – long covid. This is when, even months after the illness, headaches, weakness, and memory loss are tormented.
Olga fell ill back in October and only now can say: “I have recovered!”
Walking helped to return to normal: at first short, then longer and longer. But there is still no sense of smell, but phantom smells are haunted.
“These are very strong, incessant smells – cigarettes, burnt rubber, burnt porridge,” says Olga Sokolova.
After covid, the olfactory receptors should recover on average within a month. However, not all. For such patients, doctors recommend training.
“Choose a small set of aromatic products for yourself. It can be anything. Oil, perfumes. The sharper the smell, the better,” – explained Pyotr Kochetkov, head of the department of otorhinolaryngology
clinics of diseases of the ear, nose and throat of the Sechenov University.
She still walks cautiously, after the covid, her eyesight fell by almost a point.
“I realized that I don’t see, probably five meters away, banners on the street, I practically don’t see the text in printed publications,” complains Yulia Segerinova.
What is the reason – the doctors did not establish that, but gave basic recommendations. Vision returned after two months.
“For five minutes for an hour to get up from the computer. This is a workout twice a day for the eyes. A complex of vitamins and microelements,” – said Julia.
Gymnastics, only for the brain, rehabilitologists advise that after covid complains of memory lapses.
“The simplest exercises for training memory, exercises aimed at the continuous activity of our brain, this will also help somehow improve the condition,” said Igor Nikitin, director of the National Medical Research Center “Treatment and Rehabilitation Center” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
We shot this footage in December. With difficulty they persuaded Elena to sit down at her favorite piano. After covid, she was tormented by apathy and panic attacks.
“Of course, my condition became better, I just went to a neurologist, they prescribed me antidepressants, a good thing. The mood became smoother, it just leveled off,” she says.
Doctors note that most complications after covid are reversible. It is important not to wait, but to tell specialists about the problem. They do not know everything about the virus yet, but already a lot.
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