Older adults are much more likely to get affected from Covid-19 than others. For older adults getting sick with Covid-19 might mean hospitalization, intensive care, ventilator or even death. The risk increases for people in their 50s or above are most likely to get very sick.
Elderly people succumb more in the hand of Coronavirus. To save the aged population from becoming a prey for Coronavirus one should be more attentive to their health. A thorough check-up of their heart, lungs, will help prevent any cardiac, other difficulties. Elderly population mostly suffer from their heart related cardiac problems; a thorough check-up would lessen the risk of any Covid related problems in future. A good heart devoid of any cardiac problems, a good lung; i.e. a good physical condition in general provides better immunity. And immunity is our most potent weapon in this battle against Covid.
Other factors like any underlying medical condition can also make the journey after getting ill with Covid-19 significantly harder. For example, serious heart conditions (heart failure, cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease) , kidney disease, COPD, obesity, weakened immune system from an organ transplant, type 2 diabetes- can cause healthcare providers and the patients more trouble.
Conditions that require immediate medical attention :
It is important to watch for possible signs of COVID-19. Studies show that the average incubation period for the disease is 5 days however, some people developed the symptoms as late as 12 days. If you start developing any kind of Covid symptom, especially if you think you may have been exposed to the virus, immediately consult your doctor.
In some cases, symptoms can escalate quickly to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), this needs urgent medical treatment.
Safety measures need to be taken :
The best way to deal with a virus like Covid-19 is to avoid contact in the first place. There is no full proof strategy to prevent Coronavirus, but being careful, maintaining a good habit, and practices to prevent Coronavirus works in most of the cases.
THINGS TO DO –
· Stay home as much as possible, don’t venture out until it is extremely important, the less you come in contact, the better.
· Wear a mask while in public, maintain at least a gap of 6feet with other people.
· Use a 60% alcohol based sanitizer to wash your hands and all other touchable surfaces as frequently as you can.
· Don’t fall for the ruse of rumours, get vaccinated as early as possible. Vaccination is our most potent weapon in this battle.
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