COVID-19 attacks the respiratory system and especially the lungs. When our lungs do not function properly, the heart has to work extra hard to pump oxygenated blood through the body. If you suffer from chronic conditions which affect vital organs in your body, the extra stress on the heart can cause heart and kidney failure as well as aneurisms and a stroke.
This does not mean that if you get COVID-19 you will end up suffering from severe symptoms, but it does put you at a higher risk of developing complications. Keep healthy and strengthen your immune system.
Please do not delay seeking medical attention or going for regular check-ups for health conditions that require monitoring. Contact your nearest Lenmed hospital or doctor for the care that you need.
Most importantly, take extra care to:
- Practice social distancing
- Wear a face mask in public
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
Keep taking the medication that has been prescribed for your condition. Make sure you do not run out and miss a day or two. Get your prescriptions filled before you run out.