COVID-19 in Obese People

COVID-19 in Obese People

Anybody can be infected with the coronavirus. As we continue to learn more about this disease, it becomes clearer that some people are more vulnerable to severe illness than others including those who are obese or overweight.

Obesity is known as a disruption of energy balance which leads to metabolic disturbances and weight gain that causes tissue dysfunction and stress. This means that being obese is not just being overweight but the adverse effect it has on the individual’s health. One of the adverse effects is a disruption in the function of the immune system called neutrophil line and lymphoid. These can state infection from normal tissue that it needs to be kept in a cautious balance. Through these, they will be able to keep the immune system healthy.

Obese people will also be at increased risk of severe complications. It may be hard, but obesity tends to be the second biggest risk factor after the age when it comes to developing serious complications of COVID-19.

Why Is Being Obese At Risk?

If you are overweight, you are carrying more fat. The less fit you are, the lower your lung capacity is. This means that it is a great struggle to get oxygen around the body and into the blood. It also impacts the heart and the flow of the blood. People who are overweight have a demand for more oxygen. Infections such as coronavirus, this might be serious. An obese body might be overwhelmed by the shortage of oxygen receiving to the major organs. That is one of the reasons why being obese is more likely to need assistance with breathing. One of the symptoms of coronavirus disease is shortness of breath.

What Can You Do To Be Healthy?

The best way is to exercise regularly, eat healthily, and have a balanced diet. Try to eat slowly and avoid situations where you could be tempted to overeat.

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health. It can also help you feel at your best. You may follow these tips:

  • Eat lots of vegetables and fruits
  • Eat more fish
  • Cut down saturated sugar and fat
  • Eat less salt
  • Get active and be a healthy weight
  • Do not thirsty
  • Do not skip breakfast

The fundamental key to a healthy diet is to eat the exact quantity of calories. If you eat or drink more than your body needs, you will put on weight because the energy you do not use is stored as fat. You should eat a wide range of foods to make sure you are getting a balanced diet and your body is getting all the nutrients it needs.  

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