Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – 15:06 | Last Updated: 16 02 2021 – 15:06
Turkey immunization efforts against coronaviruses in general, from the first days of 2021 are carried out in a planned way by giving priority to a variety of risks. Experts state that morbidly obese patients should be included among the priority groups for vaccination due to the risks, difficulties in their treatment and high mortality rates.
“OBESITY IS A SERIOUS SYNDROME”
“OBESITY INCREASES THE VIOLENCE OF COVID-19”
Noting that there is a risky relationship between obesity and COVID-19, Assoc. Dr. Erdem said the following:
“The immune systems of obesity patients are weakened by various mechanisms. Excess adipose tissue in all internal organs, especially in the liver, and the musculoskeletal system prevents the metabolism from working regularly. In addition, the low lung capacity of these patients and the weakness of the immune system against the infection transmitted can also be treated. Obese individuals therefore suffer from COVID-19 more severely. Consider two individuals who are both 40 years old. One has healthy weight and the other has morbid obesity. , or even fatal. “
“MORBID OBESE INDIVIDUALS SHOULD HAVE PRIORITY”
Ministry of Health Science Board; “Especially morbidly obese individuals should be in the priority group in vaccination studies.” proposing Assoc. Dr. Hasan Erdem gave the following information by citing the scientific researches:
BEWARE OF NUTRITIONAL HABITS!
Speaking about the issues to be considered in the fight against COVID-19, Assoc. Dr. Emphasizing the need to pay attention to dietary habits and adopt a lively lifestyle as much as possible, Erdem said, “We have been living with restrictions for about a year. We had to lock in homes and it was inevitable for the vast majority of us to gain weight in this process. However, in this process, we must learn various ways to take joint measures against both obesity and COVID-19. In particular, we should review our eating habits and take care to consume foods that strengthen the immune system. We have to bar ourselves with industrial ready-to-eat foods with excess calories and trans fat. In addition, we should definitely evaluate the curfews determined by the Ministry of Health for various risk groups and pay attention to walking, fresh air and exercise activities. ” He made recommendations.