Post-Covid care and Normal life
Most of the people who suffered from COVID-19 infection form adequate antibodies which help prevent them from contracting the virus again. However, since not much is known about this novel virus to medical practitioners, it is unclear about the longevity of this particular immunity.
Almost a year passed since its outbreak, the standard laws of staying safe by wearing a face mask, washing hands regularly and maintaining social distance, etc remain the same and should be continued to be followed.
Six activities to be considered after having recovered from Covid19
1. Regularise Exercise: Physical exercise may be difficult initially since the body may be weak but a schedule has to be programmed including simple stretching exercises, yoga, walking, etc that will make you active, mentally and physically.
2. Nutritious food: Covid19 has brought realization into the minds of people to eat nutritious food rather than just calorie intake. A good nutritious food implies a strict diet regimen which helps speed-up the recovery. It is observed Coronavirus impacts the body to a lot of stress and only the medicines can likewise weaken your body. Some patients might as well experience unexplained weight reduction or weight gain. Therefore, a simple diet containing enough nutrients to strengthen the immune system should be the goal of any food intake.
3. Mental strength: There are numerous reports of people going into depression, losing morale, memory getting weakened due to the combined effect of the virus on the body, and the unprecedented lockdown forcing people to stay home. Therefore, all efforts should be to regain the lost attention, cognitive thinking abilities, and memory. This can be done by investing considerable ‘ time in playing puzzles, memory games, and activities that you make you think harder. This is a slow process and patience is required in accomplishing something for your brain each day by setting goals and plans.
4. Understand the current situation: those who recovered from Covid19 would suddenly hope to get back to normal life. But they should visualize the current situation the world is passing through. This is a new beginning for the majority and every new situation requires Henceforth, give yourself enough time to new plan and strategy. So, a gradual transition into your old everyday practice is the way possible, and not hurry and worry.
5. Be alert to new signs: You should remain informed about the news on the coronavirus pandemic. It is noticed that there are more than two waves of virus resurgence and also the various news signs the virus is causing the mutation. Therefore, rather than being reasonable as a Post-Covid19 patient, it is imperative to remain alert about any new signs observed and that should be immediately notified to the primary care physician.
6. Become recipient: Know your limitations. Post-Covid19, you must have undergone tremendous stress mentally and physically. You should follow the Covid-negative guidelines as explained by your physician. It is more vital to understand that your body requires rest to recoup in this convalescent period. So, for things which you cannot or should not attempt, it is wise to ask help from the concerned.
As per the data available, a Covid19-negative patient may take 3 weeks to recover but it is not the same for all. Some patients must have had suffered from deeper effects of it such as kidney, heart, and lung disorders which may require more time. There are also patients who suffer from neurological conditions and mental health issues, for which the journey is longer than assumed. Hence, it is advisable to consistently follow the above six practices to keep mentally and physically fit.
After 9 months of the pandemic, we are starting to see a way to restore health, economies, and societies together. So, let us be strong and united in eradicating this pandemic, Covid-19.