“A total of 78 percent of COVID-19 survivors have heart defects, while 60 percent have inflammation of the heart muscle”
KENDARI, TELISIK.ID – COVID-19 has infected many people in the world, some have recovered, some have lost their lives.
Reporting from okezone.com, COVID-19 does not only attack the human respiratory system. Research says that this virus can also attack vital human organs, one of which is the heart.
As many as 78 percent of COVID-19 survivors have heart defects, while 60 percent have inflammation of the heart muscle.
Based on the journal published by JAMA Cardiology, another fact also mentions that some cases of COVID-19 attack the heart directly which is a follow-up effect of corona virus infection.
Even this heart health problem can continue to occur after someone has been declared cured of COVID-19.
As a result, restoring heart health after being exposed to Covid-19 is very important to do.
Summarizing from the official Instagram page for Volunteer Coordination @satgas.relawan, Saturday (11/09/2021), here are some ways to restore heart health after being infected with COVID-19:
1. Do regular physical activity
2. Eat a healthy diet and avoid fast food, fried foods and foods that trigger cholesterol.
3. Perform regular health checks to prevent worsening of heart and lung health.
4. It is recommended to stop smoking to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disorders.
In addition, following 3M’s health protocols (Prokes) such as wearing masks, washing hands with soap and running water, and maintaining distance, must be observed to prevent the re-transmission of COVID-19. (C)
Reporter: Fitrah Nugraha