Strengthen your immune system against COVID-19 In the elderly. Pulmonary disease is one of the most common diseases in Thailand and is one of the top 5 most common diseases causing extensive waste of health resources. Lung diseases are classified into non-infectious lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, and infectious lung disease. The most important part is pneumonia and tuberculosis. The areas that are currently in the eye of concern and concern are “ COVID-19 pneumonia ” because it causes COVID-19 infected people in this group. That risk has a very high chance of death.
COVID-19 patients at high risk of death
If infected with the new corona virus (COVID-19), the more likely people to die are the elderly, patients with congenital disease. And may include males as well It was found that people with diabetes. Disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, emphysema. There are also have breathing problems. It will be at least 5 times more likely to die than normal people! (The mortality rate in the elderly in China is 10 times higher than that of the middle aged.)
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in COVID-19 patients.
Most of the deaths of COVID-19 were due to the presence of pneumonia. Because the lungs have the air sacs that will be replaced by the inflammatory substance. If it is in a normal person, when breathing the air will pass through the arterial system and exchange air through the alveolar system and blood vessels. When inflammation occurs Inflamed cells become barriers, making it impossible for air and oxygen to pass through, causing death.
In addition to COVID-19 infection, the majority of the lungs are damaged. Other organs can also be destroyed and cause death. Especially at the heart Because, according to research published in the medical journal JAMA Cardiology, as many as one in five heart-damaged patients with COVID-19 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The According to research publishe in the journal JAMA Cardiology. Many people have heart failure or myocardial ischemia, even without having a previous history of heart disease. Which doctors assumed Heart failure due to hard work from pumping blood to the body lacking oxygen. Although it can cause by a virus that directly destroys the heart cells. The body’s immune response to severe antiviral reactions until it destroys the heart cells