Certain Medical Conditions and Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness - Deepstash
Certan medical conditions To be aware of in Covid-19 illness

Adults of any age with the following conditions can be more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Severe illness  means that a person with COVID-19 may need:

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Certain Medical Conditions and Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness

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  1. Older adults are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-...

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Preventive measures

Preventive measures for COVID-19 (including vaccination ,

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  • This list is presentedin alphabetical order and not in order of risk.
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Having cancer can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Treatments for many types of cancer can weaken your body’s ability to fight off disease. At this time, bas...

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Chronic kidney disease

Having chronic kidney disease of any stage can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.

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  • Asthma, if it’s moderate to severe
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis
  • Having damaged or ...

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Having neurological conditions, such as dementia, can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.

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Having either type 1 or type 2 diabetes can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.

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Having Down syndrome can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.

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Having heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, and possibly high blood pressure (hypertension) can make you more likely to get severely i...

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Having HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.

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Having a weakened immune system can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Many conditions and treatments can cause a person to be immunocompromised or have a weak...

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Having chronic liver disease, such as alcohol-related liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and especially cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, can make you more likely ...

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Overweight (defined as a body mass index  (BMI) > 25 kg/m2  but < 30 kg/m2 ), obesity (BMI ≥30 k...

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Pregnant and recently pregnant people (for at least 42 days following end of pregnancy) are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people.

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Having hemoglobin blood disorders like sickle cell disease (SCD) or thalassemia can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.

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Being a current or former cigarette smoker can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. If you currently smoke, quit. If you used to smoke, don’t start again. If you...

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Having had a solid organ or blood stem cell transplant, which includes bone marrow transplants, can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.

Having a substance...

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