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Post-COVID-19 Syndrome and the Potential Benefits of Exercise, 2021, Jimeno-Almazán et al

Discussion in 'Epidemics (including Covid-19)' started by Andy, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    Abstract

    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, is leading to unknown and unusual health conditions that are challenging to manage. Post-COVID-19 syndrome is one of those challenges, having become increasingly common as the pandemic evolves. The latest estimates suggest that 10 to 20% of the SARS-CoV-2 patients who undergo an acute symptomatic phase are experiencing effects of the disease beyond 12 weeks after diagnosis. Although research is beginning to examine this new condition, there are still serious concerns about the diagnostic identification, which limits the best therapeutic approach. Exercise programs and physical activity levels are well-known modulators of the clinical manifestations and prognosis in many chronic diseases. This narrative review summarizes the up-to-date evidence on post-COVID-19 syndrome to contribute to a better knowledge of the disease and explains how regular exercise may improve many of these symptoms and could reduce the long-term effects of COVID-19.

    Open access, https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/10/5329/htm


    "Currently, there is no evidence supporting the notion that prolonged COVID-19 is equated to myalgic encephalomyelitis and/or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Both prolonged COVID-19, ME and CFS are heterogeneous and difficult to characterize, and while some patients with prolonged COVID-19 syndrome may meet diagnostic criteria for EM/CFS, there is a significant population with persistent fatigue that does not meet these criteria; therefore, further research is needed. Identification between the two syndromes could constitute a risk of avoiding other pathologies, complications or sequelae or erring in the management of the syndrome."
     
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  2. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The soft whirring noise of vultures circling.
     
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  3. Ariel

    Ariel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Horrible paper. What is going on?

    "There is not a defined evolution pattern of the symptoms and patients usually respond to different stimuli (mainly physical or mental activity and stress)."

    So they're not getting worse from exercise, then?
     
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  4. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    If the sports medicine people sense that business may dry up because of PWME refusing GET then they need to make sure it doesn't happen for Covid.
     
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  5. Ariel

    Ariel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It's genuinely sad to me that many people seem not to have much of an interest in the welfare of patients/"clients", and that this is somewhat taken as a given.
     
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  6. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Why can people not accept a simple precautionary principle: if you respond negatively to exercise then don’t try to exercise through that negative reaction? Rather establish your own threshold and remain within it. If you don’t have a negative response to exertion, then feel free to continue to exercise.

    Help to find a safe way to distinguish transient post viral conditions and long term disabilities.

    If the exercise true believers are worried about losing work, why not work with people to define safe levels of exertion, work on objective measures of safe activity levels, heart rate, etc. With those Long Covid patients that do develop PEM there is tremendous work opportunities and avenues of income generation.
     
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