Doctors from Russia and China have linked the intake of blood pressure medications with the milder course of COVID-19 in patients over 65 years old.
This is reported by the newspaper "Izvestia" with reference to the specialists of the Russian Gerontological Research and Clinical Center of the Russian National Research Medical University named after V.I. N.I. Pirogov.
Deputy Director for Research Yulia Kotovskaya noted that if before the coronavirus, patients received statins for a long time to prevent cardiovascular diseases, then complications and mortality from COVID-19 are much less common.
At the end of October, specialists from Leishenshan Hospital and Zhongnan Hospital at Wuhan University in China released an article according to which blood pressure medications are associated with reduced deaths and improved clinical characteristics in elderly people with COVID-19.
As the scientists clarify, it is wrong to completely rely on medicines for the prevention and control of coronavirus. You can not take drugs for pressure without a doctor's prescription.
According to geriatricians, older people should first of all follow the general recommendations for preserving their health. You need regular physical activity and a balanced diet.
Earlier, virologist Anatoly Altstein, in an interview with the NSN, noted that the stricter the Russians adhere to anti-epidemic measures, the faster the situation with the coronavirus will begin to change for the better.