Respiratory gymnastics will help fight changes in the lungs from coronavirus. This was stated by Svetlana Malinovskaya, head of the rehabilitation treatment department of the Vidnovskaya regional clinical hospital.
It is very important for patients to do gentle gymnastics, which strengthens the respiratory muscles, in particular our main respiratory muscle - the diaphragm, - Radio 1 quotes her.
According to her, breathing exercises are necessary for those who have been bedridden for a long time. Malinovskaya noted that due to the lack of movement, a weakening of the respiratory muscles, weakness of the respiratory muscles, which can lead to dysfunction, general muscle weakness, and loss of lung volume can begin.
To prevent these processes, it is necessary to take deep and calm breaths through the nose and exhales through the mouth for 10-15 minutes every day. It is better to start doing these exercises on the eighth day of the course of the disease for two months.
The expert also spoke about contraindications. In particular, you should not do this at high temperatures and exacerbation. She also warned patients and patients with COVID-19 from inflating balloons. According to her, with coronavirus, exhalation efforts can lead to hemoptysis, damage to the alveoli, an increase in shortness of breath, and the development of emphysema.
Earlier NEWS.ru reported that one of the factors that increase the risk of infection with coronavirus and SARS is the presence of lamblia and helminths in the body. The retired lieutenant colonel of the medical service Alexander Yablunovsky said that according to statistics, only Giardia affects about 20% of the world's population.