In this blog I am going to discuss the link between hyperventilation (over breathing or disordered breathing) and long COVID. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic a lot of attention was focused on spread of the virus and on helping the surge of hospitalised patients with serious illness.
More recently in the pandemic, focus has been on care of the survivors of COVID-19 who have “long COVID”. Many people have persisting symptoms several months after the onset of the infection including exercise intolerance, fatigue and breathlessness. Previous outbreaks of coronaviruses have also caused persistent breathlessness, muscle weakness, fatigue and reduced quality of life.Continue Reading