The coronavirus pandemic took the world by storm. So much so that, even now, we’ve yet to fully recover. It bears mentioning that even after all this time, more and more information is being discovered about the novel virus.
So here, we’ll be doing a brief recap of the major categories of individuals who are at higher risk of serious COVID symptoms.
Without further ado, here we go!
The Old And Elderly
It’s been established that people of all age groups can contract this disease. However, one thing that quickly became clear is that older people are at a much higher risk of catching the virus than younger people. As the risk of not just catching the virus but sustaining grievous symptoms increases with age, a larger percentage of the mortalities from Covid-19 so far has been the elderly.
With this in mind, some measures the old can take include taking their medications accordingly, having a medical care plan in place, and self-testing with a reliable kit like Flowflex, so that, should the worst happen, they’ll be able to catch it and treat it more quickly, increasing the chances of success of the treatment.
People With Lung And Respiratory Problems
Because of the very nature of the coronavirus, people who have respiratory illnesses are especially prone to reacting to the virus more adversely. The categories of people at higher risk here include people with pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, chronic obstructive disease (COPD), asthma, and cystic fibrosis, to mention a few.
What makes the matter more complicated is the fact that certain medications that individuals in this category are required to take can weaken the immune system and allow easier entry of the virus.
In these cases, the best anyone in this category can do is avoid certain lifestyle behaviors such as vaping and smoking that can trigger an asthma attack and compound matters further.
People With Brain And Nervous System Conditions
Another category of individuals especially predisposed to catching this illness is those who suffer from stroke and dementia. The nervous system of such individuals seems to particularly increase the effect of contracting COVID, making the virus even more harmful to them.
Obese And Diabetic People
It has been observed that individuals who have a higher body mass are more likely to feel the effect of the virus more profoundly than thinner people. In the same vein, people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes may seriously struggle with managing this virus as well.
As obesity and diabetes have been known to considerably weaken the immune system, a proper diet and taking insulin shots at the right time may prove helpful.
What To Remember
Even though the classes of people maintained above are more liable to showing more severe symptoms of the virus, noticing that you have COVID early on and getting the right treatment can make all the difference.
So, make sure you have a good self-test kit at home you can use from time to time to alleviate your worries.