The authors of this article review damage to the respiratory muscles as a result of COVID and suggest that this may have a role in persistent dyspnea. They recommend and provide specific suggestions for, screening and treatment.
"A primary symptom for many patients is exertional dyspnoea which may persist even beyond recovery from the viral infection. Respiratory muscle (RM) performance was hypothesised as a contributing factor to the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, such as dyspnoea, and outcomes.” – Taken from the Abstract
It's an interesting read, and you can find it here.
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