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Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Patients with COVID-19

COVID-19 also referred to as coronavirus disease 2019 is an infectious contamination disease, which may cause respiratory, physical, mental, and local systemic failure. The seriousness of this disease ranges from an asymptomatic disease or gentle ailment to mellow or extreme pneumonia with respiratory collapse as well as death. The aim of pulmonary rehabilitation in COVID-19 patients is to improve manifestations of dyspnea, relieve uneasiness, diminish complications, limit disability, protect function and improve quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation during the acute management of COVID-19 ought to be viewed as whenever the situation allows and safe and may incorporate proper nutrition, posture, airway, oxygen supplementation, clearance technique, postural drainage, breathing exercises, stretching, active range of motion (ROM) exercises, manual therapy and physical activities. Given the chance of long term disability, outpatient post-hospitalization pulmonary rehabilitation might be considered in all patients hospitalized with COVID-19. This review serves as a guide and launching point for the ongoing management of functional and comorbid rehabilitative issues related to COVID-19.


Meena Gupta* and Divya Pandey

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