Positioning patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) on their stomachs increases circulation to lungs for COVID-19 patients.
In April 2020, amidst rising Covid-19 cases, doctors started putting COVID-19 patients with severe respiratory problems on their stomachs. They found that doing so significantly improved oxygen circulation in the lungs for them and often prevented death. Its degree of effectiveness in serious cases, unless applied in advance, still needs to be medically verified.
However, it is true that doctors are increasingly using this technique to relieve symptoms of respiratory fatigue in COVID-19 patients.
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