May 27, 2022

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Can singing help long Covid-19 patients breathe easier?

Activities based on music and song can help improve the health-related quality of life of people with long-term Covid-19 and shortness of breath.

That agrees with the results one of the first clinical trials to report an effective intervention for people with post-Covid syndrome, also known as long Covid-19.

The study was published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Some of the symptoms of long-term Covid-19 include loss of taste and smell, headache, persistent fatigue, persistent shortness of breath, anxiety and decreased Quality of life.

“Music- and song-based activities have been shown to improve health-related quality of life and are popular with people with chronic respiratory disease and shortness of breath,” the study states.“In addition, the pandemic has led to a successful Onl ne adaptation and implementation of many activities, including dance and “singing programs for lung health” b because singing is an activity associated with increased aerosol generation.”

The participants in the study learned to sing lullabies and, after the experiment, rated their breathlessness at rest and after physical exertion.

“Lullabies were intentionally chosen for their accessibility, suitability for non-specialist singers, and for their primary purpose of calming and soothing,” the study states.

The study said that participants noticed an improvement in their shortness of breath.

“Our results indicate that mind/body and Music-based approaches, including hands-on, pleasurable symptom management techniques, could play a role in aiding the recovery of people with persistent breathlessness post-Covid-19,” it says.

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