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Post-COVID Care

After having recovered from a coronavirus infection, it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle and also take note of any alarming signals. Following COVID-19 infection, most people form adequate antibodies which prevent them from contracting the virus again. However, several instances have been reported where some people were re-infected. This happens mostly to people with immune suppressant conditions and old age.

The following tips will help you to recover from COVID 19 infection and also to prevent the risk of reinfection.

1. Exercise consistently

This may be a bit difficult at the beginning. But if you start it gradually and bring it to your day to day schedule, exercise will help you to make you both physically and mentally healthy.

2. Have a nutritious eating routine

Coronavirus opens the body to a ton of stress and the medicines can likewise debilitate your body. Thus, try to have a well-organized eating regimen loaded with organic products, vegetables, eggs, and safe poultry to compensate for your weak body and loss of appetite during sick time.

3. Work on your memory

The virus is known to damage your memory cells. Therefore, you need to invest some of your days in playing puzzles, memory games and activities that you make you think harder.

4. Pace down

Don't hope to jump back to your normal life routine right after you get back home or test negative for the virus. Give yourself enough time to gradually transition into your old everyday practice, taking each day at a time.

5. Focus on alarming signals, if any

Whether it is a pestering headache or an episode of fatigue, it is essential to focus on any noticeable signs that your body isn't approving the post-COVID situation. Please seek medical advice immediately.

6. Make space for others in your recovery journey

Understand that you do require rest to feel like yourself once you're COVID-negative. So, taking help or involving someone close while you are on your recovery route is rather beneficial for you.

7. Seek Medical Help

Always go to a qualified medical practitioner or institute to seek help with difficulties in your recovery. Sri Jayawardenepura General Hospital is happy to help post covid patients through the post covid clinics conducted by the Department of Pulmonology (Respiratory Medicine), on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Click here for more details on the clinic.