Recovery from COVID-19

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Recovery from COVID-19 infection

Advances in the care of people with COVID-19 have reduced complications, but residual symptoms may persist for several months after recovery. Rehabilitation is necessary to promote good recovery.

In addition to multi-organ damage (cardiac, pulmonary, renal, sarcopenia, etc.) other complex disorders that are often poorly understood are described by the medical community and patients worldwide, such as :

  • Neurological disorders
  • General malaise and fatigue
  • Muscle soreness and pain
  • Arthralgia (joint pain)
  • Fatigue at the slightest physical or intellectual effort, shortness of breath
  • Memory loss
  • Episodes of tachycardia
  • A weight loss
  • Gastrointestinal pain
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These disorders are more important the longer the stay in the intensive care unit. Some of the survivors of VIDOC-19 develop cognitive, psychiatric and/or physical disabilities after treatment in the intensive care unit, which is now recognized as post-intensive care syndrome. A 2017 article in the Journal of Tanslational Internal Medicine demonstrates all critical care survivors should be evaluated for post-intensive care syndrom and those having signs and symptoms of it should be managed by a multidisciplinary team. More recently, a study published in the medical journal JAMA revealed that among 143 patients who had been hospitalized for COVID-19, 87.4% still had at least one symptom 60 days later and 44.1% complained of a deterioration in their quality of life. These complaints were mostly related to fatigue and breathing difficulties.

Physical rehabilitation requiring a multidisciplinary treatment program (kinesiology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy) is essential after a stressful episode of COVID-19 infection because physical deconditioning and muscle atrophy can be very significant. At Neuro-Concept, a multi-disciplinary team specializing in stress rehabilitation and neurological disorders accompanies you in your recovery and helps you regain a functional level.

Our team of professionals will know how to guide you to your objectives

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