Possible Exposure To Covid 19 In People With Hypertension
Malem dok, want to ask my uncle of hypertension, is there any possibility of covid 19? Please explain
Originally posted 2020-04-14 10:11:27.
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COVID-19 is a respiratory infection caused by the Corona virus. The main symptoms that arise in the form of fever (> 38 ° C), coughing, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms can include colds, nasal congestion, headaches, nausea, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, sore throat, and so on. However, these symptoms are not typical because respiratory infections due to other viruses have very similar symptoms. For more complete information about this disease, you can read this article.
COVID-19 can affect anyone, do not know gender, age, or social status. However, some conditions have a greater risk for COVID-19 infection as in people with impaired immunity and people who have certain chronic diseases, one of which is hypertension.
Because it is basically a viral infection, COVID-19 does not have special treatment. Increasing immunity / endurance is certainly an effective way to handle and prevent COVID-19. For that, a number of things that can be done are:
Eat healthy and nutritious foods, limit salt intake and multiply fruits and vegetables
Consumption of at least 8 glasses of water per day
Regular and regular exercise
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Manage stress well
Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water
Keep a minimum distance of 1m from other people
Use soap if you have respiratory complaints such as cough, runny nose, and so on
Stay indoors and avoid traveling outside or to a crowd
If you have to travel, avoid using public transportation as much as possible
Continue to pray and get closer to God
If there are complaints of fever, cough, shortness of breath accompanied by a history of traveling to an infected area / country in the last 14 days, a history of contact with a confirmed patient, or staying and settling in the local transmission area immediately see a doctor for further treatment.
This article can provide additional information regarding your question
DISEASES THAT CAN INCREASE RISK OF COVID-19
So, hopefully useful. Stay healthy.