Anyone can get infected with the Corona virus, but the risk is higher for people who already have health problems or are older.
According to a research published in The Lancet Journal, people who are elderly or who have diseases such as hypertension and diabetes are at higher risk of getting coronary virus.
The study was conducted on 191 patients from two hospitals in Wuhan, China. Researchers studied people who either died due to Corona or were hospitalized after their recovery.
Among them, 135 patients were from Jonathan Hospital and 56 from Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital. Of these 191 patients, 137 were discharged from the hospital while 54 died. Of the total sample, 58 patients had hypertension, 36 had diabetes and 15 had cardiovascular diseases.
Patients range in age from 18 to 87 years. Most patients were men.
This study investigated the risks associated with serious illness and death.
One of the leading causes of death patients was the symptoms of sepsis when older patients were admitted to the hospital. And they had diseases like hypertension and diabetes.
However, researchers believe that interpretation of their results may be limited, given the sample size is limited.
INDIA AS AN EXAMPLE
India has a large number of diabetics. According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of diabetes patients in India in 2019 was 7.7 million. Many people are also reported to be diabetic in corona virus infected people. However, statistics are not available for how many patients there are.
According to the Global Asthma Report 2018, 13.1 million people in India suffer from asthma, including 6% of children and 2% of adults.
If you have a chronic illness and are scared of the corona virus, then experts tell you what you can do.
Who is most at risk?
If you already have a disease, it is not necessary that you get infected with the corona virus sooner than others, but the infection can be more serious than other patients.
It has been observed that elderly people and those already suffering from respiratory disease (asthma), who have a weak immune system or those suffering from diabetes and heart disease are more likely to be infected with the corona virus. Is worried about becoming critically ill.
Many people recover from a corona virus infection after a few days’ rest. For many, this can be very serious and in rare cases can endanger life. The symptoms are similar to other diseases. Such as colds, nausea, coughs, fever and difficulty breathing.
What to do if you have asthma ?
People with asthma should take inhalers as recommended by the doctor. This will reduce the risk of an asthma attack by a virus.
Take your inhaler with you. If you have asthma, then you may be at risk of getting coronary virus. In this case, please contact the helpline number.
What to do when you have diabetes?
People who have type one and type two diabetes can show severe symptoms of the corona virus.
Head of Care at Diabetes UK Dean said: ‘Corona virus or Covid-19 can cause complications in diabetic patients. If you have diabetes and cough, fever, difficulty breathing, keep measuring your blood sugar and seek the help of a doctor. ‘
According to the UK’s chief medical adviser, the elderly do not have to separate themselves.
Family and friends of elderly people need constant care of their health, says Caroline Abraham, director of the Edge UK Charity. If you have any doubts or confusion about their health, find out more about the helpline.
Already have an illness?
People with hypertension, respiratory distress or weak immune system should be careful to avoid the virus.
The corona virus also causes respiratory problems. The virus affects the throat, respiratory tract, and lungs. In such a case, if there is any problem beforehand, it can be more difficult to treat. If symptoms of the flu are noticed, the doctor should be referred immediately.
If you smoke ?
Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of the Public Health Charity ASH, has suggested that people who smoke heavily should quit smoking to reduce their risk.
He says: ‘Smokers are at higher risk of respiratory infection. They have a double risk of developing pneumonia compared to non-smokers. There are several ways you can quit smoking. Taking lessons from the Corona virus situation, quit smoking before things get serious.
Corona virus treatment is based on helping the patient breathe and increase the body’s immune system so that the body is able to fight the virus itself.