Most coronavirus patients in the UAE who have recovered from COVID-19 followed healthy habits that strengthened their immune systems, the health sector spokeswoman said on Wednesday during a daily press conference.
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“In most cases of recoveries, we noticed that they have followed several daily healthy habits, such as exercising, eating a healthy diet, strengthening the immune system, and maintaining an ideal weight,” official news agency WAM quoted Dr. Farida al-Hosani as saying.
She also said individuals abstained from bad habits, including smoking and unhealthy eating.
“The psychological aspect is also important,” she added. “It is necessary to support the mental health of individuals, along with their physical health.”
Such habits are always encouraged and generally strengthen a person’s immune system and resistance to disease, according to the spokeswoman. This in addition to medications can help speed up the recovery process from the disease.
Sunday, al-Hosani announced that the UAE has been using chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to successfully treat COVID-19 patients amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Initial studies have shown success in using the anti-malarial and anti-inflammatory drugs in treating the illness caused by the new coronavirus, al-Hosani said.