Dealing with Covid-19 is difficult. Thankfully, with proper and timely medical attention, most of people can recover at home in this third wave . It generally takes 2 to 3 weeks (for mild cases) and about a month for patients with serious infection to recover completely from COVID. Even after you recover, you must continue to take the utmost care of your body. As it is an unknown territory even for medical practitioners across the world, to tell how long can the antibodies help in preventing recovered patients from contracting the virus again.
There are numerous cases where patients had the novel coronavirus again. Moreover, the individuals who are having a high risk of reinfection are either old or the ones that didn’t take proper preventive measures to additionally protect their immune system after the recovery.
So we will discuss today how ayurveda will help in post covid care .
1.What are some of the common symptoms that people experience after recovering from Covid? Are there any long term and chronic aftereffects to watch out for?
After testing Positive for the COVID-19, many of the patients suffer from health conditions like –
- Shortness of breath
- Reduced taste and smell
- Throat irritation
- Cognitive symptoms like confusion, forgetfulness, less focus, etc.
- Depression and anxiety
- Constant body fatigue or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sleep abnormalities
- Diffuse myalgia
- Muscle and joint pain
- Thromboembolism leading to mortality (in rare severe cases)
If proper care isn’t taken, then the individuals might develop many severe health conditions like heart damage and lung damage.
2.Any health guidelines that recovering patients should follow for Post Covid-19 management at home?
We suggests people stay isolated for additional seven days as many studies have found that the virus may still linger in the body even if the symptoms disappear and you are tested negative. He further recommends giving yourself complete rest for one week after the recovery as a well-rested body can focus better on healing.
we also advice to eat clean and healthy while not skipping any routine medicines. You can also add supplements like Zinc and B Complex to your diet.
The following are a few guidelines that every asymptomatic, mildly symptomatic and also people suffering from post-covid complications must follow thoroughly.
- Drink at least 3 to 4 litres of warm water every day.
- Take immunity-boosting ayurvedic medicines prescribed by a qualified practitioner.
- Professional work must be resumed in a graded manner only if your body permits. You can indulge in small household tasks.
- The patient can practise pranayama, yoga asana, and meditation only if your health permits or as prescribed.
- A few breathing exercises can be done as prescribed by your physician.
- Take easy to digest freshly cooked nutritious diet.
- The patient needs to completely avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol.
- Take adequate night sleep (10:00 PM to 6:00 AM) and rest.
- Never skip medications as advised for COVID and other comorbidities. Only take medicines under a professional medical advisor.
- Do self-health monitoring at home regularly such as temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar (especially, if you are diabetic).
- If the patient is having persistent dry cough or sore throat, he has to do saline gargles and steam inhalation. You can also add herbs or spices for gargling and steam inhalation. Cough medicines can be taken on the advice of a qualified ayurvedic practitioner or medical doctor.
- Always lookout for warning signs like high-grade fever, unexplained chest pain, focal weakness, breathlessness, or new onset of confusion.
- You can also use an essential oil like Eucalyptus Essential Oil in a diffuser. Essential oils of therapeutic herbs help ease anxiety and relieve nasal congestion. They can also be massaged into the skin with carrier oils to get relief from pain.
3.What kind of diet is recommended after Covid-19? Are there any food items to avoid? Can Ayurvedic herbs aid recovery?
Diet plays a crucial role in the management of post COVID. It should be Shadrasatmaka (with all six tastes) and may include green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, onion, tomato, garlic, ginger, tulsi, honey, rice, wheat, jowar.
we also suggests avoiding foods like fried, cold, dairy, packed foods, outside foods, non-warm and non-fresh foods, maida etc. Alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited.
And yes, herbs can surely aid the recovery! Below is a list of a few ayurvedic formulations that are known to aid recovery.
- Chyawanprash is a formulation that can be taken to boost your immune system as well as strengthen your respiratory system.
- Pranamrutam kadha : is anherbal formulation in the form of herbal tea for kafaj disorders.
- Triphala is known to regulate excess pitta in our body as well as eliminate toxins.
- Ashwagandha works great as an adaptogen that helps the body in adapting to various kinds of stress and promoting stamina and general well-being. It also helps in calming and strengthening the nervous system.
- Shatavari increases the strength of the musculoskeletal system.
we can also try practising the Ayurveda diet according to your Prakriti while avoiding fried and spicy foods. Also, include herbs and spices like Turmeric and Black pepper while cooking to further strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation.
4.Are Ayurvedic treatments like Panchakarma useful in treating post-covid symptoms?
Yes. Panchakarma, the five purificatory procedures have to be adopted foremost to manage our body system and organs which can be affected due to COVID. They help the body and mind to handle the fatigue and de-stress /detox.
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