THE DIABETES – HEART CONNECTION AND THE THREAT OF COVID-19: While the incidence of corona in Tamil Nadu is very high, many people are wondering whether there is a higher risk for diabetics and heart patients with this corona infection. This has been explained by the Medical Research Council of India (ICMR). It has also provided answers to some of the questions that people have. Read about it in this post.
It is not true that patients with problems such as heart disease, diabetes or high blood pressure are more likely to develop coronavirus infection than others. Currently, the ICMR reports that 80 percent of those diagnosed with the infection have only mild symptoms such as respiratory distress (fever, dry throat, cough) and that it can be completely cured with timely treatment.
At the same time, the condition of people with severe problems including heart disease and high blood pressure, diabetes and heart failure can worsen if they think that the common cold is a cold from the symptoms of the infection. Therefore, such patients require extra care if symptoms appear.
THE DIABETES – HEART CONNECTION AND THE THREAT OF COVID-19
Can doctor-prescribed medications be stopped without consultation?
Even if you have mild symptoms, you should always take all the medications prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Perhaps, if you can not see a doctor, you should continue to take your regular blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease medications. Cholesterol triglyceride should also be taken regularly.
Is it true that blood pressure medications increase the risk of infection?
According to scientists and cardiologists, there is no evidence that ACE drugs such as ramipril, enalapril, and ARP drugs such as losartan and telmisartan can exacerbate corona infections. So there is no need to be afraid.
These drugs are effective for heart failure and can control high blood pressure. Only by stopping taking this can the situation go out of control.
Can painkillers or fever pills be taken during corona infection?
Painkillers such as ibuprofen have been found to exacerbate corona damage. Such drugs can cause heart failure in patients and also increase the risk of kidney failure. Therefore, you should take only the medicines prescribed by the doctors, except for such medicines. If necessary, only the painkiller paracetamol can be used.