For Villalba, patients who had mild covid do not have major difficulties in returning to physical activity.
The return to training, both professionally and amateurishly, after having suffered coronavirus, involves, in addition to the physical, the psychological consequences, stress and isolation that the patient has suffered, especially in moderate cases that required hospitalization.
Daro Villalba, a kinesologist who runs a rehabilitation center for patients who had Covid-19, told Tlam that “beyond the physical, other consequences can also condition the return to training, such as the psychological, the stress and the level of isolation they have had. “
“How this can impact on the physical level after discharge especially in patients who required hospitalization is something that must be taken into account along with the called ‘mental cloud’ that is, if the cognitive environment such as memory was affected“Villalba explained.
The professional explained that there are two sequelae left by the covid and that they are subjective “because there is no medical study that determines it.
Mention in this sense “loss of muscle strength and endurance, resulting in fatigue and lung involvement, which has to do with the lack of oxygenation in the blood “.
For Villalba, patients who had mild covid do not have major difficulties in returning to physical activity, although they must make a gradual return, but he remarked that in moderate or severe cases “there is no general prescription on the period of return.”
And he added that although “there is no scientific evidence that indicates that those who carried out physical activity are less likely to become infected, personal experience indicates to me that most of the patients were sedentary or had some comorbidity such as diabetes.”
The kinesiologist specifies that if physical activity is restarted and dyspnea suffers, “studies must be carried out to evaluate if it has any sequelae at the lung or cardiac level, although there may be dyspnea without any pulmonary or cardiac involvement, since it is a subjective assessment of the person “.
Villalba stressed that in the case of the other subjective factor such as fatigue, which is the main sequel described by people, you have to graduate the activity.
“Those who report fatigue get up well and feel that their day is over at 16 or 18. Muscle strength is fine but they feel weak as if it were 22 or 24 hours. As this sensation cannot be measured, there is no correlated with a study, many people believe that it is real “, assured the professional.