Coronavirus can prove dangerous for people with these health conditions
While it is possible for anyone to get infected by the novel coronavirus, research has now proven that some people are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and severe complications brought on by the disease. From the heart, brain, digestive system and the nerves, emerging reports suggest that COVID can have a lasting impact on your body, even after you recover. Those with low immunity or chronic problems are most prone to danger. A recent study also found out that those suffering from co-morbidities and pre-existing health conditions carry a higher risk for severe infections and even fatality. Globally, it is estimated that 71% of COVID related deaths were due to comorbidities.
Hence, taking guidelines lightly and putting yourself in the face of danger can be a grave mistake, especially if you are someone who belongs to a high-risk category.
Why does immunity lower down with certain health conditions?
Certain infectious non-communicable diseases have been known to impair your immunity. Underlying health conditions can affect your metabolism and make it easier for germs and viruses to enter the system (such as SARS-COV-2). Certain infections can also interfere with hormonal production in the body, making it all the more difficult for the system to generate a proper immune response.