Common Comorbidities Covid-19 Update

Common Comorbidities Covid-19 Update

COMMON COMORBIDITIES WHICH POSE RISKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Common Comorbidities Covid-19 such as Hypertension & Type 2 Diabetes:

HYPERTENSION

What is hypertension?

Persistent high blood pressure is medically referred to as hypertension.

Common Comorbidities Covid-19 what is high blood pressure

FACTORS INCREASING THE RISK OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

  • Age: People over 64 are at risk
  • Being overweight increases the risk Stress
  • Smoking and Alcohol
  • Not taking prescribed medication

TYPE 2 DIABETES

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

This occurs when the body is unable to process glucose (sugar) in the blood for energy. If not treated, high blood sugar levels can cause many health problems including kidney disease, heart and blood vessel disease, nerve damage, eye damage and hearing impairment.

Causes and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes is caused by poor lifestyle choices. This includes an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. Making changes to your diet and introducing moderate exercise can reduce your risk dramatically. Ensure that you are taking your medication if pre-scribed.

Type 2 Diabetes is often undetected but symptoms can include blurred vision, excessive thirst, and lack of energy, frequent urination, numbness or tingling in hands or feet.

signs of type 2 diabetes

HOW TO MANAGE HYPERTENSION AND TYPE 2 DIABETES

hypertension and type 2 diabetes health tips

GET TESTED AND KNOW YOUR STATS

CORONAVIRUS NEWS UPDATE

DISCOVERY HEALTH: NEW WELLNESS SCREENING BENEFIT

  • Discovery Health have launched a new wellness screening benefit.
  • This benefit is at NO COST for Discovery Health members.
  • Non DH members are charged R199 for the screening.

WHY SHOULD YOU BE SCREENED?

It is very important for everyone to know their health risks, and most importantly if they suffer from the most common co-morbidities that pose a risk if you contract Covid-19.

  • Discovery Health will test for the following:
  • Blood pressure
  • Glucose levels
  • Cholesterol
  • Voluntary HIV testing and counselling
  • BMI
  • Posture and eye tests

They will follow very strict health and safety protocols, and employees need to book time slots.

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Common Comorbidities Covid-19 Update

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