Alexander Nikolayevich Razumov, RAS Academician, head of the Department of Restorative Medicine, Rehabilitation and Spa Medicine of the First Moscow State Medical University named after I. M. Sechenov, President of the Moscow Scientific and Practical Center for Medical Rehabilitation, Restorative and Sports Medicine under the Moscow Department of Healthcare, chief expert on medical rehabilitation and health resort treatment of the Moscow City Department of Healthcare, has delivered his presentation for the online conference of the RAS Scientific Council on Life Sciences titled “Rehabilitation of patients suffering from consequences of coronavirus infection: scientifically justified strategies.” As noted by Alexander Razumov, a key activity in rehabilitation after COVID-19 is physical therapy that targets the inflammation zone and is used to prevent the formation of pneumosclerosis and any effects promoting pneumofibrosis. The respective methods include ozone therapy, inhalations, electric therapy, ultrasonic therapy, etc. There is a chronic fatigue and exhaustion syndrome that leads to reduced activity, impaired immunity, higher sensitivity to weather and increases the risk of catching cold. “While fatigue can be considered as a physiological state, exhaustion should be viewed as a borderline, pre-pathological state. It can bring about dysfunction of the central nervous system, neurosis with impaired internal organ function. It is especially alarming that people with a milder form of coronavirus disease are susceptible to complications which are more severe in their nature,” states the academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Razumov.
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