Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infection that affects the lungs and respiratory system. Sometimes, it becomes severe and may lead to pneumonia, lung injury, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Recovery of COVID-19 patients can be possible. Breathing exercises are recommended for every stage of COVID-19 patients. By breathing exercises, clean up mucus from the lungs. Breathing exercises are recommended for every stage of COVID-19 patients. It improves your breathing and manages your whole respiratory system.
Benefits of breathing exercises for COVID-19 patients:
Not for COVID-19 patients, only breathing exercises are beneficial for every lung disease. When the patient is suffering from pandemic disease, it will give them mental stress also. Breathing exercises are not only recommended for instant rehabilitation but may also help to reduce stress levels.
A physiotherapist should be highly considering deep breathing exercises for COVID-19 patients. These exercises help the patients to open their lung’s capacity and increase elasticity.
Breathing exercises for COVID-19 patients:
A sick person is not willing to perform any activity because his body feels tired and weak. But there are so many phases are design for the COVID-19 patient, which is applying according to their comfort zone (position).
Belly breathing or diaphragmic breathing:
Belly breathing is one of the types of deep breathing that is recommended for COVID-19 patients. This breathing starts with your nose and filling your stomach with air. This breathing strengthens the diaphragm muscle and also relaxes the nervous system. It may be performed in a different phase:
Deep breathing while supine lying:
In this phase, a patient’s position is supine lying, with the knees banded and feet are in a resting position. Fold your hands with each other on the top of the stomach, and your eyes close. Place your tongue at the roof of the mouth with lips close. Then take a deep breath in by a nose, and pull air down to the stomach, and then slowly breathe out. Repeat this process at least 5 times in 1 set.
Deep breathing while prone lying:
In this phase, a patient position is lye on the stomach and rest a patient head on their hands, Tongue place at the roof of the mouth and close mouth tightly. Then breathe through the nose and pull down to the stomach. Slowly breathe out the process and repeat this process at least 5 times in 1 set.
Deep breathing while in sitting position:
This phase allows a patient in a sitting position. Fold their hands on the stomach and close their eyes with place tongue on the roof of the mouth. Then take a deep breath down into your stomach and exhale out slowly. Repeat this process 5 times in 1 set.
Deep breathing while in standing position:
In this phase, allow a patient hand around the side of the stomach while in a standing position. Allow a patient to close their lips and tongue place on the roof of their mouth. Then take a deep breath, which is pulled down into the stomach, and slowly exhale in repeat this process at least 5 times in 1 set.
According to the WHO, COVID-19 disease becomes pandemic worldwide. There are no such effective medications present for all stages of COVID-19 patients. But when patients apply breathing exercise with their regular treatment, it may give, batter effects on recovery.