As people recover from COVID-19, they are being advised by doctors and medical experts to take various precautions. This is due to a number of factors such as post-recovery weakness, long-COVID symptoms, and possibilities of exposure to any other viral or bacterial infection.
There are various things people need to do post-recovery, in order to ensure 100% recovery and better health. If you are not sure of what you need to keep in mind, read on.
COVID-19 may be removed from your system after 14 days, but the weakness does not necessarily go along with it. Doctors suggest that post Covid-19 recovery, one should stay isolated, and in rest, for 7 more days. This will not only help remove the weakness, but also ensure removal of the virus from our body.
Health officials and experts have stated that regular follow-ups are necessary post-COVID recovery. First, follow up with doctor should be within seven days after discharge. Subsequent follow-ups should follow as per doctors advice, and usage of multiple medications should be avoided.
Many people have stopped normal treatment of their ailments due to COVID-19. Experts have urged people to carry on with treatment, and ensure visits to doctors or specialists as needed. People should also stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids, avoid smoking and alcohol, and practice breathing exercises.
If you have recovered from COVID-19, it could mean that body could have low levels of few things such as blood cell count. Doctors have recommended people to get various tests, to ensure levels of nutrients, etc are balanced. The tests include, Complete Blood Count (CBC) test, IgG antibody test, glucose, cholesterol tests, Vitamin D test, HRCT scan, and cardiac screening.
After the body’s battle with the Coronavirus, it is very much possible that the body is low on nutrients, and needs them in healthy quantities. People should ensure a healthy, nourishing, and balanced diet post Covid-19 recovery. People should ensure plenty of leafy greens, lentils, nuts, proteins, and fruits along with plenty of water in their daily diet.
All these precautions and activities can help ensure a healthy and complete recovery from COVID-19, allowing the body to recuperate properly. Remember to stay in touch with your doctor, and only consume medication or do anything only after getting it approved by the doctor.