In recent weeks, an increase in statistics of a new type of coronavirus infection has again been recorded in Russia. Against this background, the country's Ministry of Health decided to name three main diseases, the presence of which leads to complications in case of human infection.
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According to Oksana Drapkina, the chief freelance specialist of the department for general medical practice and therapy, three diagnoses are among the diseases that aggravate the negative prognosis for the condition and treatment of patients with COVID-19. At the same time, all of them are extremely dangerous. “We know of three diseases that are guaranteed to worsen the prognosis for patients with confirmed coronavirus. We are talking about obesity, diabetes mellitus and arterial hypertension. No matter how many publications and statements there are, these three diagnoses are in the lead, ”the TASS agency quotes Drapkina.
At the same time, the specialist added that the list of diseases that can aggravate the course of COVID-19 should also include chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and other pulmonary pathologies. The doctor noted that the age of the patient can also complicate the treatment, recalling that from the very beginning of the pandemic, many experts have repeatedly expressed that the new virus is most dangerous for the elderly.