As you recover from coronavirus, you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind. These changes should get better over time; some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help. The following resources contain useful information that will help aid your recovery.
Your COVID recovery
The Covid After-Care service, provided by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, has been developed to help people in Leeds who are experiencing new, long lasting problems after a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection. Access to the service is through GP referral.
The NHS website has a wide range of resources to help you understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
In addition, our colleagues at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust have developed the following leaflets for patients:
COVID-19 patient rehabilitation
While you are recovering, rehabilitation will improve your exercise tolerance, muscle strength, help manage your breathlessness and fatigue.
Life after lockdown – tips for managing anxiety
Tips and resources that can help if you’re feeling worried about returning to every day life.
Life after lockdown – managing new routines
Having a good routine can help you feel grounded, comforted and secure when things in the world are feeling a little unsure. Once you have a routine it will get easier every day to stick to your new plan. It might feel difficult getting started with a new routine, or back into your old routine but here are some top tips that might help.
Nutrition and hydration – guidance for patients with, and recovering from COVID-19
Good nutrition and hydration helps to support your body in fighting COVID-19 virus. It will help to rebuild your muscle strength and function as part of your rehabilitation. Even though you may not feel hungry or thirsty, it is important that you eat and drink well.