Are You Suffering From Obesity..??
- April 7, 2020
- Posted by: DrAmar
- Category: Health
Obesity-related conditions seem to worsen the effect of COVID-19; indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that people with heart disease and diabetes are at higher risk of COVID-19 complications.
Given the extremely high rates of obesity around the globe we expect a high percentage of the population to be at greater risk of contracting coronavirus. Furthermore, persons with obesity who become ill and require intensive care present challenges in patient management as it is more difficult to intubate patients with obesity, it can be more challenging to obtain diagnostic imaging (as there are weight limits on imaging machines), patients are more difficult to position and transport by nursing staff, they may not do well when prone.
BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC SURGERIES ARE SAFE AND SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN METHODS TO TREAT OBESITY AND DIABETES.
THEY REDUCE THE RISK OF INFECTIONS.
Here’s what you can do:
1) Stay home if you can.
2) Wash your hands. With soap. Then wash them again.
3) Stay informed.
4) Wear masks only when you go outside.
5) But do stock up on groceries, medicine and resources.