3 levels of fatigue due to the sequelae of Covid

After Covid-19, the patient may often feel tired, have an increased breathing rate, have trouble talking, or can’t talk, or worse, can’t function because of fatigue.

According to the guidance of doctors from the Department of Rehabilitation Engineering, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City in the “Recovery Handbook after Covid-19, fatigue has different levels depending on the condition of each individual.” individual, level of physical activity.

Fatigue can be assessed according to levels. If you don’t feel uncomfortable when you’re active, you’re not tired. If you increase your breathing rate when talking, short of breath means you are at a mild level of fatigue, if you increase your breathing rate, you cannot talk at the level of severe fatigue. If you can’t work because you feel tired, you are at a severe level of fatigue.

Classify and illustrate fatigue levels. Photo. HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy

To reduce fatigue and preserve energy, patients should divide activities to do, combine work with rest to prevent fatigue. Track an estimate of how long it takes to appear fatigue to stop working before fatigue symptoms appear. Determine the appropriate working speed, slowly, not too hasty, determine the importance level of the work, if it is urgent, ask for help, if not in a hurry, make a plan to do it.

Avoid strenuous positions such as bending over and lifting heavy objects. Should sit to work instead of standing, arrange things on a level with, arrange a quiet and airy resting place.

Patients should also monitor their heart rate in daily activities. Heart rate should remain below age-appropriate levels. If you’re a 57-year-old female, your daily heart rate should be at 93 or 94.

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