Cardiorespiratory rehabilitation is important for people with sequelae of COVID: UNAM specialists work with people who had COVID to increase their respiratory volumes.
One of the ravages caused by COVID-19 is the feeling of shortness of breath when making minimal physical effort. This is due to the damage the virus caused to our lungs. Many people recover over time, but there are those who need cardiorespiratory support and rehabilitation.
Regarding the sensation of shortness of breath, the institution’s specialists commented “There is a reduction in their respiratory capacity, for which we work with them to increase their respiratory volumes”.
They also explained that the chest muscles are the most affected because strength is lost when breathing patterns change when people get COVID .
Karen Centeno, head of the Cardiorespiratory Care Area, said that all those who have suffered from COVID-19 have to go to a specialist – pulmonologist or internist – for a review regardless of the severity of their case, because they are at higher risk than in case of reinfection your lungs are affected, since the organ went through pneumonia or another condition depending on the severity of your case.
Meanwhile, Paulina Villanueva, in charge of the Physiotherapy Clinic, indicated that the objective of the clinic is to “provide high-quality care and that all those who have had COVID, which sometimes seems to be something mild, have the opportunity to access even therapy with state-of-the-art equipment and experts who dominate the subject. This encourages the preparation of students to develop and that the population in general can be served”.