Coronavirus

PULMONARY REHABILITATION

Patient Guide

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Like with of other respiratory system diseases, COVID-19 requires appropriate rehabilitation.
Chinese case showed that  breathing exercises, when implemented early, can speed up recovery  and make functioning of the health care system more efficient.

Based on respiratory rehabilitation guidelines in case of COVID-19 and on Chinese Medical Association knowledge and experience, I’ve created a Patient Guide.

In this guide you’ll find:

  • Specific exercises you can do BEFORE infection, to improve your respiratory system
  • How to deal with stress and anxiety related to the pandemic
  • How to deal with dyspnea (shortness of breath), one of the main symptoms of COVID-19.

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English Version

  • Specific exercises you can do BEFORE infection, to improve your respiratory system
  • How to deal with stress and anxiety related to the pandemic
  • How to deal with dyspnea (shortness of breath), one of the main symptoms of COVID-19.

Polish Version (Wersja polska)

  • Konkretne ćwiczenia, które można wykonywać jeszcze PRZED infekcją w celu usprawnienia układu oddechowego.
  • Porady jak radzić sobie ze stresem i niepokojem związanymi z pandemią.
  • Wskazówki jak radzić sobie z dusznością, która jest jednym z głównych objawów COVID-19.

Italian version (versione italiana)

  • Specific exercises you can do BEFORE infection, to improve your respiratory system
  • How to deal with stress and anxiety related to the pandemic
  • How to deal with dyspnea (shortness of breath), one of the main symptoms of COVID-19.
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French version (Version française)

  • Specific exercises you can do BEFORE infection, to improve your respiratory system
  • How to deal with stress and anxiety related to the pandemic
  • How to deal with dyspnea (shortness of breath), one of the main symptoms of COVID-19.

Icelandic Version (ÍSLENSK útgáfa)

  • Specific exercises you can do BEFORE infection, to improve your respiratory system
  • How to deal with stress and anxiety related to the pandemic
  • How to deal with dyspnea (shortness of breath), one of the main symptoms of COVID-19.

REFERENCES:

  1. Chinese Rehabilitation Medicine Association, Respiratory Rehabilitation Committee of Chinese Rehabilitation Medicine Association, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Group of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Branch of Chinese Medical Association. 2019 New Coronary Virus Pneumonia Respiratory Rehabilitation Guidance (Second Edition) [J / OL Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 2020, 43 (2020-03-03). http://rs.yiigle.com/yufabiao/1183323.htm. DOI: 10.3760 / cma.j.cn112147-20200228-00206.
  2. Pulmonary rehabilitation in adults Breathe Jun 2016, 12 (2) 192- 195; DOI: 10.1183/20734735.ELF122
  3. https://kif.info.pl/zalecenia-kif-do-prowadzenia-fizjoterapii-m-in-oddechowej-doroslych-pacjentow-zakazonych-covid-19/