It looks like JK Rowling is’nt just good at writing super successfull books, she’a also great at getting rid of COVID-19 herself. Well, with a little help.
The author revealed earlier today that she had been showing life-threatening symptoms of COVID-19 like fever, fatigue, dry cough and difficulty breathing. And even though she never got tested, has now fully recovered. How? Well, along with advice from her doctor husband, JK Rowling used a very helpful breathing technique to ensure her quick recovery.
Earlier on today, she shared a video of how this breathing exercise is done and gave some really helpful tips. She shared – “Please watch this doc from Queens Hospital explain how to relieve respiratory symptoms,” she tweeted. “For last 2 weeks I’ve had all symptoms of C19 (tho haven’t been tested) & did this on doc husband’s advice. I’m fully recovered & technique helped a lot.“
In case you don’t have the time to watch the entire video below, here are some helpful tips we got;
- The doctor in the video advises this breathing technique for those who are already displaying symtoms and those who arent even showing symptoms. This is because you need to get a good amount of air into your lungs.
- He says to take 5 deep breaths in, hold for 5 seconds, a sixth deep breath in followd by a cough, and repeating those steps a second time.
- The doctor also advises you lie flat on your front for ten minutes, not your bacl like most hospital patients are. Why? Because majority of your lungs are in your back and not your front. By lying on your back, you are closing off more of your airways. This is especially bad at this time and could lead to a second bout of pneumonia.
Watch the video below;
As expected fans flooded her timeline asking about her wellbeing and Rowling later tweeted a general message reassuring everyone saying – “Thank you for your kind and lovely messages! I really am completely recovered and wanted to share a technique that’s recommended by doctors, costs nothing, has no nasty side effects but could help you/your loved ones a lot, as it did me. Stay safe, everyone x“
Photo Credit: The Washington Post
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