COVID-19 has one the most dreaded health issue for the mankind in the recent history. The health impact of COVID-19 can be seen at different level. First those didn’t had COVID-19, they are in constant fear of having the disease, any flue like symptoms will make them stressed. Secondly for those who had COVID-19, it is about the uncertain complication which can happen in the future. The other issue society in general is facing is the economical uncertainty created by the COVID-19 restrictions, this leads many psychological issues.
The most common signs and symptoms that linger over time include:
Other long-term signs and symptoms may include:
Organs that may be affected by COVID-19 include:
Heart: Imaging tests taken months after recovery from COVID-19 have shown lasting damage to the heart muscle, even in people who experienced only mild COVID-19 symptoms. This may increase the risk of heart failure or other heart complications in the future.
Lungs: The type of pneumonia often associated with COVID-19 can cause long-standing damage to the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. The resulting scar tissue can lead to long-term breathing problems.
Brain: Even in young people, COVID-19 can cause strokes, seizures and Guillain-Barre syndrome — a condition that causes temporary paralysis. COVID-19 may also increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.
Other long term issues:
Blood clots and blood vessel problems: COVID-19 can make blood cells more likely to clump up and form clots. While large clots can cause heart attacks and strokes, much of the heart damage caused by COVID-19 is believed to stem from very small clots that block tiny blood vessels (capillaries) in the heart muscle. Other parts of the body affected by blood clots include the lungs, legs, liver and kidneys. COVID-19 can also weaken blood vessels and cause them to leak, which contributes to potentially long-lasting problems with the liver and kidneys.
Problems with mood and fatigue: People who have severe symptoms of COVID-19 often have to be treated in a hospital's intensive care unit, with mechanical assistance such as ventilators to breathe. Simply surviving this experience can make a person more likely to later develop post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression and anxiety. Because it's difficult to predict long-term outcomes from the new COVID-19 virus, scientists are looking at the long-term effects seen in related viruses, such as the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Many people who have recovered from SARS have gone on to develop chronic fatigue syndrome, a complex disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that worsens with physical or mental activity, but doesn't improve with rest. The same may be true for people who have had COVID-19.
Many long-term COVID-19 effects still unknown: Much is still unknown about how COVID-19 will affect people over time.. Based on Ayurvedic body constitution, one can anticipate potential health issues and can make necessary treatments accordingly.
Our treatment approaches.
In Ayurveda, we don’t believe in one fix for all condition, but rather, it is many ways to fix one problem. So we do have multitude of treatment choices which can be chosen as per the condition of the person as on then.
To suggest what all treatments are expected for person post COVID-19 infection is not easy to answer from a genuine Ayurvedic practitioner’s point of view. Here we can go through different approaches we do for different conditions seen post COVID-19.
For Fatigue, Shortness of breath and Cough - we give treatments to boost the lung capacity and function in the line Swasa and kasa treatments. This involves special applications on the chest followed by exercises and pranayama to boost the lung function as per the condition.
Joint pain, Chest pain, Muscle pain or headache – Depending on the type of pain we can give specific drugs and external applications to relive the pain. There are herbal and oil applications which helps improve joint functions and reduce pain. We do Kalari and Yoga postures to improve muscle and joint strength.
There are medications and diet to improve dhathu functions which are reflected as fast pounding heart beats, Rash or hair loss, etc.
For Loss of smell or taste which can stay longer in COVID-19 patients, we can give treatments which can enhance the sensory acuity.
Memory, concentration or sleep problems there are internal medications, especially herbal application on the head considering the lung functions will help to improve the problems, Yoga, meditation, Kalari practices, counselling all will help.
All other organ or systemic problems are dealt accordingly.
Our Kalari marma therapy using different herbs and manipulation will help to improve the functions and reduce the damages to the heart, lungs and brain.
Common treatment procedures can be used are:
Our core focus of Jeevess Prana are
7 to 21 days depending on the condition.