Yet again, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in our lives. More than 10 Thousand cases are being reported every day in the country along with a shortage of beds and oxygen. But the doctors say, more than 80 per cent of the COVID-19 patients are recovering at home only with teleconsultations.
Thus, it is advised not to rush to the hospital if you receive a positive report. One must consult with their doctor and then decide if they need to be in-home isolation or need to get hospitalised.
However, after recovering from COVID there is another problem being faced by the patients, which is weakness.
Patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms take around two weeks to recover, while patients with moderate and severe infection take around four weeks to recover. But even after recovering from the COVID virus, most people experience weakness in the body. In such a situation, people should take care of basic things like healthy eating and keeping themselves hydrated in order to recover faster.
If you are someone who has recovered from covid or if you have someone in your family who has recovered, here is what you can do to overcome the weakness associated with the coronavirus infection.
Eat a variety of fruits
Make sure to start your day with a plate of fresh fruits like pomegranate, orange, apple and papaya. You can include other fruits of your choice as well.
You can also try drinking fruit juice, which can help in getting rid of the weakness. If possible, you can have raw fruits in the morning and fruit juice during the evening to increase your consumption.
Drink warm milk
Drink warm milk with turmeric before sleeping at night. Milk helps in strengthening the bones and removing the weakness from the body.
Eat a variety of vegetables
Consuming vegetables is essential for the. One must eat different types of vegetables during their lunch and dinner. One can also drink vegetable juice which includes spinach, carrots, tomatoes, beetroot juice. These are rich in minerals and vitamins, which will make you feel energetic.
Eat protein and antioxidant-rich foods
Eating a protein-rich diet is important for a healthy and speedy recovery. Eat things that are easy to digest so that the weak body does not have to work hard to digest the food.
Taking steam with plane water two-three times a day has proven beneficial in treating symptoms like cold, cough and congestion. Performing steam inhalation may help in decreasing the respiratory issues, congestion issues in the nasal passage and airways.
Other things to be kept in mind
Keep having your multivitamins, vitamin C and zinc tablets as recommended by the doctor. Do not discontinue the medicine only because you have tested COVID-19 negative. Having multivitamins regularly can help in removing the toxins from the body.
Though you might not feel like having a lot of water, it’s absolutely important to keep yourself well hydrated. Apart from water, you can also drink coconut water, juices etc.
Don’t put pressure on yourself
Even after your COVID report comes negative, do not put too much work pressure on yourself. Some problems might persist even after a negative report, so walk a little and do not exercise much for a few days.
Even after recovering, keep a check of your oxygen levels and keep your distance from your family members for a few days. Wear a mask at home and rest for at least 10 days after your corona report comes negative.
Perform lung exercises
It’s of utmost importance that you perform lung exercises after recovering from COVID to strengthen your lungs. From simple yogic breathing exercises to blowing candles and using the spirometer, one can choose from various lung strengthening exercises.
You are a warrior and have battled a severe infection. But sometimes, even after recovery, you might feel anxious, depressed or traumatised about what has already happened. To take care of your mental health, make sure to meditate and do things that you like to keep yourself positive.