The expert named the reasons for the growing complications of COVID-19 in the elderly

If an elderly person is on good drug therapy for the underlying disease and keeps all the symptoms under control, then the risks of suffering a severe coronavirus are reduced. Nadezhda Runikhina, the chief freelance geriatrician of the Moscow health department, spoke about this.

“The data we have indicate the danger of uncontrolled arterial hypertension for elderly patients with coronavirus,” RIA Novosti quotes an expert.

The main advice is to contact your doctor for any symptom that appears, any change in the state of health. It is equally important and clear to follow the given recommendations. This is especially true for patients with hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, that is, diseases that require daily medication for stable remission, added Nadezhda Runikhina.

Earlier it was reported that genetic predisposition largely determines the duration of a person’s life. External factors – stress or nutrition – affect this indicator to a much lesser extent. Scientists made such conclusions based on a 20-year study.


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