ADDRESSING POST-COVID SYMPTOMS EARLY CAN BE LIFE-SAVING TOO
Let’s breathe easy – MIOT’S POST-COVID LUNG CARE
Since the start of the pandemic, we have witnessed various life style changes take over our lives.
While some of us have been able to get back on track, others are struggling to resume normalcy. A majority of COVID-19 patients, especially, continue to suffer from Post-COVID symptoms, which is stopping them from returning to their Pre-COVID lifestyle. With breathing difficulty, they are unable to perform even basic tasks – like taking care of themselves, bending down, exercising, concentrating, etc.
|Continuing Common Symptoms of Post-COVID|
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Joint pain
- Brain fog
- Memory loss
- Stomach pain
- Blurred vision
- Loss of smell
- Changes in mood
- Sexual dysfunction
- Changes in menstrual cycle
When the quality of life is impaired, it can impact them psychologically. Over time, the Post-COVID symptoms can worsen and affect other organs. Seeking the right medical attention at the right centre early can do oneself a world of good.
A unique post COVID lung care program from MIOT
Since March 2020, MIOT Hospitals chennai has treated more than 11,000 COVID-positive patients. With unmatched expertise in COVID Care, MIOT has set up Let’s Breathe Easy, a Post COVID Lung Care Program. Through this unique initiative, MIOT is committed to providing extended care to those who have recovered from COVID-19,but continue to experience Post-COVID Sequelae even 3 months after recovery.
Sequelae of COVID-19 – lungs
“Post COVID Pulmonary Fibrosis” was observed in 35% of patients even 6 months after recovering from moderate-severe COVID-19. 27% of them had residual lung scarring.
Ref: Xiaoyu Han et.al. Six-month follow up chest CT findings after severe COVID-19 pneumonia. Radiology 2021:299:E177-E186
Pulmonary fibrosis is a life-threatening condition that impairs the lung function. It causes lung scarring, thickens the lung tissues and also affects gas exchange in the air sacs. Breathing becomes difficult when the hard, stiff lung tissues don’t expand as well as they should. This results in a drop in oxygen supply to other organs, affecting their function.
|Non-Lung Post-COVID Complications|
- Increased risk of stroke, heart attack and clots in blood vessels
- COVID-related gastritis and liver impairment
- Secondary bacterial / fungal infection due to COVID-related immunosuppression and steroid therapy
- Onset of diabetes, epilepsy
- Inflammation in the brain and spine
- Psychological and mental problems
MIOT’s comprehensive centre for post-COVID lung care
‘Let’s Breathe Easy’ at MIOT Hospitals Chennai is a dedicated centre for Post COVID Lung Care. With full-time pulmonologists and respiratory therapists, backed by state-of-the art infrastructure for assessment, screening, treatment and rehabilitation, the Post COVID Lung Care center aims to help patients get back to their active lifestyle. MIOT also has a multidisciplinary team of specialists with the expertise to treat the entire spectrum of Post-COVID complications. It includes cardiologists, nephrologists, neurologists and psychiatrists. With timely medical intervention, they can help prevent complications. With 63 specialities and 250 full-time doctors under one roof, MIOT is one of the very few hospitals in India to provide the most comprehensive Post COVID Lung Care under one roof.
|MIOT Post-COVID Lung Care Package Rs. 3999/-|
- C-Reactive Protein
- Chest X-ray
- 6-minute walk test
- Pulmonologist Consultation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
If required, depending on the severity of the condition, the patient will be asked to do a CT chest scan and diffusion capacity test for the lungs.
|Who can benefit|
- Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 recently (within last 3-4 months)
- Those with moderate to severe COVID-19, who continue to depend on oxygen support and with respiratory disabilities
- Frequent breathlessness, persistent cough and other post COVID symptoms affecting their quality of life significantly, though they recovered from COVID-19
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ASK OUR EXPERT
As an extension of this unique initiative “Let’s breathe easy” MIOT Hospitals is bringing out an interesting Q&A session “Ask Our Expert” related to COVID-19.
Get expert answers to your questions related to COVID symptoms, treatment and recovery including overall health. Those having COVID or out of COVID and still experiencing breathing difficulty, chest congestion, cough, palpitations and other associated symptoms can post your questions below. Your questions will be answered by MIOT’s Senior Pulmonologists.