COVID
May 25th, 2021
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Tips for Covid-19 Care with Existing Medical Conditions

CDC states that underlying conditions increase risk of severe COVID-19 illness

Keep in touch with your primary doctor who knows your medical history

Continue current treatment and don’t self-administer any new medication

Prioritising safety is that much more important if you have a history with some kind of health issue or are over the age of 50. To know how to safeguard yourself and your loved ones from infection and how to effectively deal with coronavirus symptoms, should they crop up, read on.

Getting a positive Covid test can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety, and this only worsens the situation. If you have existing medical conditions and are infected, your priority should shift toward recovery and symptom management. To ensure that you take the appropriate steps, here is a list of the dos and don’ts to keep in mind. 

Additional Read: Critical care measures to take for COVID-19

Dos 

  • Inform your healthcare provider of your situation 
  • Continue your current medication  
  • Get a at least 30 days’ worth of medical supplies 
  • Follow all social distancing protocols  
  • Update your doctor of any changes 
  • Monitor your symptoms regularly

Don’ts 

  • Do not stop your treatment plan 
  • Do not self-administer medication for COVID-19 fever treatment or for pain relief 
  • Do not delay seeking medical care 
  • Do not ignore safety protocols  
  • Do not fail to inform healthcare centres beforehand in cases of emergency 

These are just a few general guidelines, and your first course of action should be to talk to a doctor that has treated your medical condition. 

Overview of things to do based on health conditions 

covid symptoms

Asthma, or other lung problems 

  • Avoid triggers 
  • Continue medication, unless advised otherwise by a doctor 
  • Stay awake from smoking or anyone that smokes 
  • Monitor the severity of any characteristic COVID-19 breathing problems  

Additional Read: Everything to know about COVID-19 care

Diabetes and obesity 

  • Continue with the regular insulin cycle 
  • Start eating healthier and more nutritious foods 

Weakened immune system 

  • Maintain regular doctor appointments 
  • Have medications delivered to you to minimise chances of physical exposure to the virus  

Liver disease

  • Get the right medication to prevent further decline of liver health 
  • Ensure to keep every dialysis appointment

Additional Read: Your ultimate guide for Covid-19

Heart disease 

  • Continue medication, as instructed 
  • Speak to a doctor about the risks of high blood pressure
     

Suffering from COVID-19 while having existing health conditions requires utmost care. Consult a doctor timely in case you notice any symptoms.

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