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Digestive problems and problems with other organs can also occur with Long Covid. Here we präsent some options for physical therapy and similar therapeutic applications that can help with these symptoms:

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Physiotherapy for digestive problems:

For digestive problems such as gastrointestinal discomfort, bloating or constipation, physiotherapy can use a variety of techniques to improve digestion. These include, for example, abdominal massages, movement exercises to promote bowel motility and relaxation techniques to reduce stress that can aggravate digestive problems.

Respiratory therapy for digestive problems:

Breathing therapy can also be helpful for digestive problems. Specific breathing exercises and techniques can improve blood flow in the digestive tract, which can help digestion.

Manual therapy:

Manual therapy can be used with Long Covid to improve organ function and mobility. Gentle manipulation and mobilisation techniques can release blockages or tension in the organs, which can lead to better function and relief of symptoms.

Nutritional counselling:

 Nutritional counselling can be helpful for digestive and other organ problems in Long Covid. A dietitian can make individualised recommendations to support digestion and promote a healthy diet that meets specific needs and symptoms.

Psychological support:

Psychological support can also be important to help deal with the emotional impact of digestive problems and other organ problems in Long Covid. Therapy or counselling can help reduce stress, manage anxiety and make it easier to cope with symptoms.

It is important that these therapeutic treatments are individualised and carried out under the guidance of professionals. A physiotherapist, nutritionist or psychologist can recommend the best approaches and techniques to suit individual needs and symptoms. Holistic care and a multidisciplinary approach can be helpful in managing digestive and other organ problems in Long Covid.

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Skin and hair problems

Skin and hair problems can occur in some people with Long Covid. These problems may be due to a number of factors, including the effects of the virus on the body, general weakening of the immune system, or side effects of medication. Here are some common skin and hair problems in Long Covid and possible measures to relieve them:

Dry skin:

Dry skin can be caused by an imbalance of moisture. It is important to keep the skin well hydrated by regularly using a moisturising skin care product and drinking enough water. Also avoid excessive washing and hot baths as this can further dry out the skin.

Skin rashes:

Skin rashes can have various causes, including allergic reactions, inflammation or an impaired immune response. It is important to determine the exact cause of the rash in order to get the right treatment. A dermatologist can help identify the cause and recommend appropriate medications or topical treatments.

Hair loss:

Hair loss may occur in some people with Long Covid. The numbers are reported to be as high as 60%. Hair loss often starts 3-6 months after the disease.  Hair loss can occur due to stress, hormonal changes or a disturbed hair growth phase. It is important to have a balanced diet rich in nutrients that support hair growth. A dermatologist may also recommend specific treatments or medications to reduce hair loss.

Itchy or irritated skin:

Itchy or irritated skin can occur due to inflammation or allergic reactions. It is important not to scratch the skin as this can make the symptoms worse. Use mild, fragrance-free skin care products and avoid potential triggers such as certain foods or environmental factors. A dermatologist may also recommend topical treatments or medications to relieve symptoms.

It is important that skin and hair problems in Long Covid are looked at individually. A dermatologist can help determine the exact cause of the problems and recommend appropriate treatment. It can also be helpful to maintain a healthy lifestyle, get enough sleep, reduce stress and have a balanced diet to support skin and hair health.