Infectionist Spoke About The Complications Of Chronic Diseases After COVID-19

Infectionist Spoke About The Complications Of Chronic Diseases After COVID-19
Infectionist Spoke About The Complications Of Chronic Diseases After COVID-19

Video: Infectionist Spoke About The Complications Of Chronic Diseases After COVID-19

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The coronavirus primarily exacerbates lung diseases, cardiovascular and endocrine diseases, said Nikolai Malyshev, a former chief infectious disease specialist at the Moscow Department of Health. At the same time, he clarifies that it is not always clear whether a person died from some kind of chronic disease or COVID-19.

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Archpriest Dimitri Smirnov, honorary chairman of the Patriarchal Commission on Family Issues, Protection of Motherhood and Childhood, died at the age of 69. It is alleged that the cause of death was an exacerbation of a chronic disease.

Recall that in May of this year, the clergyman had a coronavirus infection. On September 29, it became known that he was hospitalized, but the deterioration in health was not associated with COVID-19, since the archpriest "has many chronic diseases."

“The coronavirus is insidious, we see that some new symptoms appear all the time: damage to the brain, sensory organs, heart, liver, urinary, nervous systems - the consequences can be different, this is all there. And here it immediately becomes clear why old people die more often - because they have a large number of concomitant chronic diseases, says Malyshev.

The doctor explains that often these chronic diseases are exacerbated, therefore, the course of coronavirus infection becomes difficult. He also emphasizes that sometimes it is very difficult to understand what exactly the cause of death is: if the coronavirus itself contributed, if the cause was an exacerbation of some kind of chronic disease.

“First of all, the coronavirus exacerbates lung and cardiovascular diseases. Of course, endocrinology, diabetes mellitus is known to also contribute to the deterioration of the patient's condition with coronavirus. It is also known that the course is several times more severe, and even more fatalities in overweight people,”says Malyshev.

Earlier, in an interview with the VZGLYAD newspaper, dietitian, author of books on weight loss, Mikhail Ginzburg, gave obese patients some advice on how to lose weight in order to reduce the risks of complications and mortality in case of infection with coronavirus infection.

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