Long Covid

Over 18 years of experience

Breathlessness and Long COVID

Breathlessness is a very common symptom in people with Long COVID. With COVID the lungs can become inflamed with initial infection and the effort of breathing can increase. As the lungs recover and time passes ( usually 3-4 months ) the breathlessness can continue. For reasons that are still not entirely understood and researched, there can be a change due to the breathing pattern, 

breathing muscle fatigue, body clock dysregulation, and resulting anxiety. Other areas of our body can become more tense or work harder when our breathing pattern has changed, or we are breathless. For example, we may start to breathe more from our upper chest, or we may become more tense in our shoulders. This uses much more energy, and the muscles can become tired and sore.
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