COVID-19 is unpredictable. When you are infected with the virus, whether you have only mild symptoms or severe cases, you need to be hospitalized, which seems like a roll of dice. People of every age and health condition are seriously ill and die as a result. Although the elderly are at a higher risk of fatal COVID-19, experts say that there is a condition (a condition you can control) that doubles your risk of dying from the coronavirus: obesity.Keep reading and ensure the health of yourself and others, don’t miss these Signs that your illness is actually a coronavirus in disguise.
“Obesity, which usually means a body mass index of 30 or higher, reduces vital capacity and is related to impaired immune function. Obese patients diagnosed with Covid-19 are more than twice as likely to be hospitalized as the latter, and are Obese patients diagnosed with Covid-19 are 74% more likely to be hospitalized. A study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showed that the need for an intensive care unit is 48% more likely to die.” Washington post. “Research also links obesity with reduced response to multiple vaccines. At the same time, a British survey found that during the initial pandemic lockdown in early 2020, people who gained weight lost twice as much weight.”
According to published in Pass OneResearchers found that COVID patients with severe obesity (BMI of 35 or higher) are twice as likely to be hospitalized in the ICU, and four times as likely to die from any cause.
It reinforces several previous studies and found that obese COVID patients are more likely to be hospitalized, require mechanical ventilation and die.
in a August study Published on Obesity reviewScientists analyzed 75 studies and found that obesity (BMI over 30) is associated with a 48% higher risk of death, a 113% higher risk of hospitalization and a 74% higher risk of receiving COVID-19 intensive care. Researchers also warn that obesity may reduce the effectiveness of the COVID vaccine, because obesity has been found to reduce the effectiveness of other vaccines.
Obesity is not only related to the undesirable outcome of COVID-19, it also seems to increase your chance of being infected by the coronavirus in the first place. A British study It was found that being overweight, obese, or severely obese increased the risk of COVID infection by 31%, 55%, and 57%, respectively.
Obesity has been shown to increase inflammation throughout the body and damage the immune system, which is related to higher mortality from other diseases such as flu. In addition, obese people tend to have a higher rate of other health conditions related to severe COVID.
“Although the exact reason for the poor COVID-19 outcome of obesity is still uncertain, obese patients are the only vulnerable,” said Dr. Ana Mostaghim, lead author of the paper. Pass One Learn. “They may have independent risk factors [type-2 diabetes, hypertension and coronary artery disease] Diseases that cause inflammation and immune-mediated conditions do not perform well in COVID-19. ” Hyperglycemia and diabetes are associated with higher morbidity and mortality of other diseases. Coronavirus Such as SARS and MERS.
In addition, one aspect of danger is a purely physical phenomenon: when obese, large fat deposits in the chest wall, thoracic cavity and abdominal cavity will put pressure on the chest, which means that even in the case of obesity, obese people must work harder. They are healthy to breathe. according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20.5% of Americans over 20 are obese, while 73.6% are overweight (defined as BMI over 25).
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For yourself, please do everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. wear mask, If you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars and family gatherings), perform social evacuation, only a few basic requirements, wash your hands regularly, wash your hands often, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and in the healthiest way Through this pandemic, please test and don’t miss these 35 places most likely to catch COVID.