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Covid-19…Diabetes and Blood Pressure

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What is the Relationship?

It continues to rear its many faces…

And even though relatively new, it’s mercilessly inflicting unprecedented and incalculable socioeconomic devastation the world over.

The first case was officially reported in China towards the end of 2019 or thereabout…

It henceforth took a roller coaster slide, spreading rapidly like a wind-blown bush fire…

Taking the globe, and in particular, the medical fraternity by the storm–literally flatfooted!

Nobody seemed to understand this invisible monster and the trajectory it would take.

New presentations and manifestations of the virus have continued to emerge as it evolves…

And the WHO has continued to issue advisories and guidelines accordingly.

As of today, July 15th, 2020, emerging evidence suggests it’s causing multiple organ failure–the kidneys…the heart and blood clotting problem.

For sure, no one can predict where we’re headed with absolute certainty…

The dynamics are simply slippery…

As of early April 2020, preliminary data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed that along with advanced age, various underlying health conditions–mostly diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease–put patients at a higher risk of developing fatal corona viral complications.

In the U.S. in particular, 32% of Covid-19 patients had diabetes!

Not only that…

Research data from China, published in JAMA earlier in the year showed a 2% fatality rate among COVID-19 patients. Soon after, the rate jumped to about 10% for those who had cardiovascular disease, and to about 7% among those with diabetes.

As if this wasn’t enough, a report from Italy found among 481 patients who died of the virus–about one-third had diabetes. This represents a risk of death 5 times higher than would ordinarily be expected based on overall diabetes prevalence in Italy.

While the pandemic is still evolving, with a lot remaining unknown, pointers are that its toll on people with diabetes and high BP is more severe.

People with Type 2 diabetes, whose underlying cause is insulin resistance, tend to suffer chronic, low-grade inflammation, leaving their immune system compromised by the sustained inflammation.

You see, inflammation per se is good–it’s what triggers healing whenever we sustain injuries. But it becomes a problem when it’s sustained over a long period of time!

When this happens, the immune system doesn’t mobilize quickly and sufficiently to stop new infections dead in their tracks…

And this is how the virus is taking hold on diabetic patients and indulging in a party-like galore.

The problem is compounded even further in patients with additional risk factors such as heart disease–a Trojan Horse of a kind because it can go undetected for a long time.

Data from China and Italy--countries that suffered the initial brunt of the virus–show higher risk of COVID-19 infections and complications in people with high blood pressure.

In China, around 50% of people who visited medical facilities with coronavirus had high blood pressure or another pre=existing health condition like diabetes, lung disease or cancer.

In Italy, a report indicated that more than 99% of people who died from the virus had one of these conditions, and a whopping 76% of them had high blood pressure, in particular.

A weaker immune system is one of the reasons people with pre-existing conditions are at a higher risk of catching the virus.

Long-term health conditions and advanced age tend to weaken your immune system, rendering it incapable of attacking and completely annihilating the virus.

Another possibility is associated with the drugs used to treat some of the underlying conditions. For example, ACE inhibitors and angiostensin receptor blockers (ARBs) used to treat high BP are suspected to raise the levels of ACE2 enzyme in your body…

And to infect your cells, the COVID-19 virus must attach itself to ACE2…

This grants them easy entry into your bloodstream.

Of course, this is a moot point as of now, and further research is required to unravel the puzzle.

That said, there is no doubt that people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease are much more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19, and at an even higher risk of death.

What Can You Do to Reduce Your Chances?

A lot…

First and foremost, you must exercise extra caution; closely monitor and manage your condition(s)…

Remember, these conditions provide a very conducive and nourishing haven for COVID-19 to thrive!

Follow the WHO guidelines–needless to mention because you already know them…

Not the least of all…

Keep your doctor in the loop, and don’t abandon or change your current protocol without your doctor’s knowledge, advice, and guidance.

But wait…there is more you can do…

With more relevant information and knowledge, you can better manage and even eliminate your blood sugar and pressure menace…

Because top medical minds have sunk long years of research into these conditions and their efforts have paid off…

There are clinically proven, safe and effective natural therapies you can combine with verified super-foods to help free you from the shackles of diabetes and cardiovascular ailments.

And when this happens, you stop being “vulnerable“…

Don’t get me wrong…I’m not saying you become reckless–even the healthiest run some risk!

You see, blood sugar and pressure are not new medical phenomena–they’re age-old, and a lot about them is known in the medical community, including…

What you’ve not been told…

It turns out, the mainstream system is ever rigged against you!

They call these conditions chronic, meaning you’ll have to live with them and manage–or so, they counsel!

Because getting healed amounts to losing colossal sums of revenue on their part…

And the fat cats in the industry don’t want this…

They want to report huge numbers in profitability!

So in this grand scheme of things, you’re viewed as a cash-cow–they want you to stay sick–period…case closed!

But today…you can count your lucky stars…

Because I want to tell you some truth you may not have known…and hand you a ticket…

So you can become free again…

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In the end, you’ll be glad you did!

Publisher’s Note:

Due to the evolving nature of the coronavirus, the info presented in this piece may change over time. Readers are, therefore, advised to stay apprised of the latest info as it emerges from their local health authorities and other impeccably credible sources.

 

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