Some studies have shown that the obesity and elderly people suffering from Covid-19 have a higher death rate than the average patient. What are the risks of obesity and older people?
London, UK (Merxwire) - Since the outbreak of covid-19, countries have been studying the characteristics and conditions of patients, and found from many studies: if obese and elderly people suffer from Coronavirus, their Death Rate is higher than that of ordinary patients. Why is this happening? Let's explore together!
Risk for the obesity
In the UK, about 17,000 Covid-19 patients were studied. Its research shows that obese people have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30, and their risk of death is 33% higher than non-obese people. BMI is a measurement of a persons weight with respect to his or her height. It is more of an indicator than a direct measurement of a persons total body fat.
According to NHS electronic health records related research, the risk of obese people dying from covid-19 is double that of ordinary patients. The researchers say that if obesity-related diseases are considered, the patient's risk is higher. For example, heart disease and diabetes.
Because the heavier the weight, the more body fat, the lower the lung capacity. This means that more effort is needed to get oxygen into the blood and body. In addition to this, it also affects the heart and blood flow, putting greater pressure on the patient's body system. Therefore, if obese people suffer from covid-19, they will have a greater risk of death.
Risks for the elderly
Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe once issued a statement that more than 95% of people who died of covid-19 occurred in people over the age of 60. More than 50% of all deaths are in people over 80 years old, especially those suffering from cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as those suffering from other chronic diseases.
Chinese data shows that older people are prone to comorbidity, greatly increasing the risk of patients dying from Covid-19. This may not only be the cause of increased Death Rate, also a sign of biological aging and decreased immunity.
Older people have lower immunity, as everyone knows, if they suffer from covid-19, the death rate will also be greatly improved. The ability of the human immune system to fight off pathogens declines over time and is significantly reduced in those over 70, suggesting that an age-related decline in immune function may put the elderly at risk of more severe COVID-19 disease.
How to stay healthy
Exercise regularly, observe the food you eat every day, eat the right amount of vegetables, fruits and meat, avoid excessive oil and seasoning, and maintain your figure. Maintain a healthy weight and keep your BMI at an appropriate value. Welcome to refer to the suggestions of American Heart Association.
In addition to that, you need enough sleep. Lack of sleep can affect your immune system. Studies have shown that people with poor sleep quality or lack of sleep are more likely to get sick if exposed to the virus. If you are sick, lack of sleep can also affect your speed of recovery.
As we age, our immune response capacity will decline, which in turn will lead to more infections and more cancers. If you want to age healthily, please keep enough sleep, remove the bad habits of smoking and drinking, and ensure cleanliness and ensure that you eat cooked food to avoid the chance of infection.